It would appear therefore, that it IS indeed daft to consider this.... I suspected so, but I wanted to confirm with those that have reason to know better. The May milestone may however be what I need to get my *rse in gear through winter... Or find another event.. Thanks for the advice.
Having run the Great Scottish Run for the past 3 years, I am looking to move onto the full marathon… Looking at my options in Scotland, they are perhaps limited compared to other areas of the UK. The 2 best options are probably Edinburgh at the end of May or Loch Ness at the end of September… As I am, however, a big Jessie and can foresee me skipping a training schedule through the Winter months which may leave me with too much to do and too little time before May … Yes, I know its months off, but a 16 week programme would have to start in Jan / Feb.
This would lead me towards September and Loch Ness.. Only problem is that this is the weekend before the GSR ½ in Glasgow, which I have already signed up for.
Typical summer mileage is between 22-28 miles per week (longest would be around 8.5). In winter this can drop off considerably to one run a week, but is weather and work commitments (rubbish excuse, I know) dependent. 3 Half M completed, all under 1:50.
2 Questions therefore:
1) Is it completely daft to do a marathon distance one weekend and then a half the next weekend?
2) Or, Am I better to man up and aim for May in Edinburgh?
Denise Lewis jumping up and down and getting over exited with Colin Jackson during the 10,000m final... While John Inverdale remained 100% professional and tried to listen to his earpiece as to what they were going onto next.