So I signed up for a marathon today - eeek! Come and talk to me.

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evertonmint Thu 18-Apr-13 17:26:27

I've been thinking about it for the last week or so. I am in a little bit of a rut with life (nothing major, just treadmill of life with 2 small kids and a freelance career that is a holding thing while I decide what I actually want to do) and need to challenge myself. An acquaintance has bitten the bullet and signed up so I decided this morning I was going to as well. Went out with my running group and one of the girls there, without me even voicing my thoughts, said I should think about doing a marathon as I have lots of stamina and am a really steady runner so might suit it. I took it as a sign, came home and signed up for Brighton next April!

So I have a year. But I'm not telling anybody yet. I tend to not get very far with challenges, so want to get myself well on the way before anyone notices. I am signed up for a 10k in 5 weeks time (I've done a 10k 3 times before but never gone further) and was then going to train for a half in Sept and then start the marathon training after that.

It's a big leap for me. Always said "never" when the subject of a half came up, let alone a marathon. So I'm not going to tell anyone in real life, not even DH, until I'm feeling a bit more confident about it. Needed to tell someone though so came on here!

Anyone got any advice?

Eeek and shock and grin

tiredemma Fri 19-Apr-13 20:29:03

Started in 'sports and exercise'. Please join. Cant link thread from ipad though.

Salbertina Mon 22-Apr-13 11:00:20

Brighton is lovely- do lots of road training tho inc on adverse camber- miles & miles thro Hove did for my ITB for months!

Mandy21 Thu 25-Apr-13 08:55:14

HI I've just posted on the other link so apologies if this is repeated.

I just wanted to say that I did the London Marathon on Sunday. I followed a 16 week training programme so did my 1st training run on New Years Day (in the snow!) - 3 miles (and that wasn't easy!!). I have run before but like quite alot of people had had what I'll call "time off" from exercise for a few months. I definitely think its easy to get your fitness back. 15 weeks later (i.e. pre-marathon week) when you just do very short runs, my mindset was "3 miles? Is that all?! What a breeze!". It really is amazing how quickly you can build up the mileage. I did it in 4 hrs 30 which I was pleased with - respect to anyone doing it sub 3.45 smile

Good luck

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