Posted: 12/09/2013 at 11:52
Yeah I'd concur with the views above.
The biggest surprise to me was how much of my time I had to devote to training for a marathon. It sounds silly, because obviously it is a big undertaking.
But even just running 4 times a week and doing a 10k most of those with longer runs at the weekend ends up taking up a wapping amount of your day. If you think a 45 minute 10k will in reality with warm ups, cool downs, shower and change of clothes probably end up taking well over the hour maybe even 2, that is a significant portion of your day when you have 2 little people on your mind.
When you reach the weeks with the long runs 15 - 20+ miles you are going to need to set aside half your day pretty much.
And then there is rest time. Just as important as running is the rest and repair period. Are you going to have time to rest minor knocks and sore muscles, maybe go out and get massages/physio if needed?
I'm not trying to put you off (Honest) but you do need to consider the amount of your life it takes up to do it properly.
Just to say though - Best feeling in my life finishing mine. I laid down on the floor and just sat giggling to myself!!