Posted: Yesterday at 22:22
Ok so if 1 goes wrong just step off the track? Still gives you a shot at the second marathon.
Yes, that'd make more sense to me, though it would have to go very noticeably wrong very early. And so wrong that I wouldn't have planned it that way - would need to look for a second marathon afterwards. This actually sort of happened to me in the autumn with my target half marathon when I fainted during the race - I entered another half seven weeks later (to give me time to get over the post-viral fatigue and sprained ankle). It was far from ideal, though - I got a PB, but nowhere near what it would have been if the first race had gone right. I was still not quite 100%, but had timed my training to peak massively for the first race so would have struggled to get back to that level anyway. Plus I'd run 12 miles of the first race before passing out, so still had to recover as if I'd raced the whole thing.