>Running 101>Training for a marathon in 5 months: realistic?
Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
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Of course being sedentary is even worse. So if the only thing that will get you out the door is an imminent marathon, then do it. But I think you'll have a more rewarding experience if you take the time to do it well. A half marathon in 5 months may be a reasonable compromise.
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Hi Roark....you do realise that the closing date for entries into the London Marathon was in October (assuming you haven't already applied of course). You could still get a charity place but you're likely to be asked to raise at least 1500-2000 GBP to get one.......
before setting less ambitious goals.
Oh, that's interesting... Do you happen to know any cool half marathon in the London area??
(My god, the deadline is 6 (SIX!) months before the actual marathon... Guess this is what happens when you are a n00b...)
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I want to do a marathon as well but I'm willing to take it slow. I want running to be a part of my life.
Why only once? You have the rest of your life.
I plan to show my grandchildren that I can run a marathon.
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