I too want to do my 1st full marathon next year. I just completed my 1st half marathon (Great north run) and happy with 2.25hrs --I ended up fainting at the finishing line and took out the metal crash barrier and had to go to hospital on a spinal board! Turns out my blood sugar dropped to 1.2! Only me!
Anyway -i now want to train for a full -probably Edinburgh in may? I intend to combine my running (approx 3 mid week runs of about 6 mile and a long one at weekends -getting longer every 2 weeks) with weights and cross trainer.
This is what i did anyway for the half and seemed to work well. Do you think i need follow an actual marathon training programme or carry on with what im doing?
Im doing the Great North Run next week -really looking forward to it. Once done i know I will need a new challenge and i have my heart set on a full marathon. Im currently managing 15 mile so I think Ill be ready next year. Ideally next Autumn -i dont want a summer one and not sure if id be ready for Spring.
Any tips on which marathon to actually apply for? I quite fancy Edinburgh in May (shame its not later in the year but Im tempted!) . Not too hilly -flatter the better!
Not happy Had to come home after 2 pathetic miles as my new trainers rub my right heel like mad -first ever running blister. Any tips apart from wear a plaster next run? I wear good running socks already. I want to do a 10 miler tomorrow -wear new trainers or old ones (which are no longer good for my knees -reason i got new trainers. They are the Asics GT 2000 btw.