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Progressing from a half marathon to a full within 7 months

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:14

I did my first 10K in September 2011 just as a way of getting fit after major hip surgery and loved the atmosphere that much i decided to do a marathon so went home that night and entered Edinburgh for May 2012. while traing for this i managed to do the liverpool half in 1.49, so set myself a target of 4 hours for the marathon, i managed to keep to my plan right up to the 21 mile and due to the heat that day really slowed but still very happy with my time of 4.12. Again i loved it and was determained to beat 4 hours so did it again this year in 3.52. which was far easier than my first one have since done the Berlin marathon and managed 3.55 and this was after not being able to run for 3 weeks before the race due to injury. 

So to answer your question yes you should be able to step up no problem and if you put the training in it will be an enjoyable experience, i would highly recommend Edinburgh

First Maathon Time

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 21:44
Well done have you got the bug to do another

Edinburgh & Berlin marathons

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 16:10
Hi Jase
It's been my only one so far so can't compare it to anything but I really enjoyed it. I know the year before they had complaints about the finish and they changed it for last year so thing that is now all ok.
As for not being in Edinburgh you start in the city centre and finish about 6 or 7 miles outside, it is run along the costal road so after the first 10 mile it becomes more countryside going through small towns and villages and had loads of folk out cheering everyone on so I think you will enjoy it.

Berlin Marathon 2013

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 16:06
Hi and thanks for the welcome look forward to seeing you on the Tarmac

Berlin Marathon 2013

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 09:31

Hi every one just signed up the the RW forum the other day as i was given the Mag as a Xmas pressie.

Only been running for about 18months, in that time i have done 2 10k's 1 half and the Edinburgh Marathon and i have signed up to do the Edinburgh and Berlin ones so far this year.

So just like to say a big hi and look forward to readin your posts and gaining some tips from you all.

Edinburgh & Berlin marathons

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 09:23

Hi Jase

I will be doing the Edinburgh and Berlin Marathons this year well i hope i will as i have entered them lol. Did Edinburgh May 2012 which was my first Marathon at the age of 45, so thought id come back and give it another go this year, also few folk from the club i have joined did Berlin 2012 and gave very good reports so thought id try that.

We stayed out at next to the Finish line last year at a local campsite in our Motorhome and they run busses to the start in the morning of the race. So more than likely be doing the same this year, found that most of the campsite had runners staying there. It meant my Wife and Daughter could watch me as i passed the 10mile mark and then walked the mile to the finnish where they watched the rest of the race until i finished.

will have a look at Berlin thread also.

First Maathon Time

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 21:59
Hi 1307

I'm not quite as old as you lol im 45 now but did my first Marathon at 44 in Edinburgh in may 2012 I had only started running in summer 2011 but really only put the miles in after December. Purely as a guide for you I did a 10k in 51mins a half in 1.49 so set myself a target of 4hours and set my training round this. I don't know you so can't comment on how hard you will train I made the mistake of thinking I had done enough but in hindsight I should have done another 1 or 2 LSR.
Also it happened to be a roasting hot day. I broke the race in to four parts and set my self a time for them. At the half way stage I was 1min ahead and felt great at the 20m stage I was 1min behind and still felt great more in mind than body lol. But by the time I got to 23 miles I knew I wasn't going to beat 4 hours and didn't feel like I hit the wall or anything just got really slow, so thought sod the time lets finish this without stopping and I can assure you I was over the moon with my 4,12 inside but told my wife and daughter I was coming back next year to crack 4 hours.

So I think you should go for a target that is realistic and makes you train hard for it but if you don't reach it on the day don't beat yourself up.

Good luck and stick in

Zero to Hero in 5 months

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 21:44
Hi John can't really help you on the shins but think what your doing is great. I am 45 now and after two hip operations put on a little more weight than normal always been a bit heavy but wouldn't say I was fat and I am nearly two stone heavier than you lol, I am 6ft though. Anyway back to the running I decided in Summer 2011 I'd run a 10k more to prove to myself I could do it. Did the Glasgow one that sept and since then have done a half and a full marathon (Edinburgh) and through out all my training I was doing fine no injuries until I bought a new pair of trainers and with in 5m I was in pain tried them a couple more times and still in pain so back to old ones and all was fine and did my first ever marathon in 4.12. So looking to beat that this year. So possibly the trainers could be causing the pain try getting fitted at a running shop.

Hope it's ok and like me you get the running bug have hardly lost any weight lol but a lot leaner.

Edinburgh Marathon Place Available

Posted: 01/02/2012 at 13:38
Hi Lauren

Sorry to hear about your injury, if your offer is still available id love to have it transferred to me here is a bit about myself so you can see why i want to do the marathon.

I am now 44 but just before my 40 birthday i had to have major surgery to straighten my right hip due to childhood road accident then 2 years later had to have a second op to shave and smooth hip that was 18mths ago. I now feel great and have been training hard and as i have never done a marathon before i ddint realise it closed so early.

Anyway if it would be possible to get your space id obviously meet all cost in transferring it. If you have already given it to some one then sorry to bother you.

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