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Could I train for a marathon in 6 months?

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WhiteDog Sun 29-Oct-17 09:54:08

Just wondering if I could do this for next May. I really would be starting from the start though. Was running a slow 10km back in Feb but really haven’t done running since

Qwertyuiop123abc Sun 29-Oct-17 10:03:51

From my limited experience I’d say get several good half marathons under your belt first and then think about applying to do a marathon

MaidOfStars Sun 29-Oct-17 11:02:47

I signed up to my first marathon about six months beforehand. I was running 30km a week though.

There are marathon training plans that can get a beginner through with no specific time goal. They are 16-20 weeks long, but usually start from a position of 'you should be able to at least run 5k'. If you spend the next month getting your basic fitness up a little, youll be fine.

MaidOfStars Sun 29-Oct-17 11:03:46

Which marathon is it? Obviously, a flat or downhill one will be easier for you.

Joey7t8 Thu 02-Nov-17 21:11:29

Short answer: yes

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