I just finished a marathon this past Sunday (10/10). It was my second of the year an my third overall. I am on the verge of signing up for another one on 11/14. That would be five weeks between marathons. I have the idea that there is really no need for any long runs (anyting over 15 miles) between now and then. I am feeling maybe get about 5-8 miles of easy running in the week and up to 12 or so the next week. I am thinking of running half-distance at once the following week and then take it easy with a handful of 3-5 mile runs with a few at marathon pace. Should I be ok? Any suggestions? Oh, I run about 240lbs.
I am not a marathon runner but your plan sounds similar to what my friend does who runs them. Good luck!
Newbie (wannabe) Runner
5k- Nov 20, 2010 38 mins
5k- Dec 7, 2010 36 mins
Snapple High Could Half Marathon 3:15
Half Marathon, Shamrock- March 20, 2011
Cherry Blossom 10 miler April 3, 2011
Warrior Dash May 21, 2011
Hi fellow PA'r. You may want to post your question in the 'General Disscussion' area instead of the 'Newbie Cafe'
Message was edited by: hike2run
11/27/10 First 5k Habitat for Humanity 36:47
I agree with you on your training scedule and on not running more the 14 miles before the next one, no need. Last year I did 2 marathons in 3 weeks and never ran over 10 miles and had no problems with the second one. This year Im runningthe same 2 marathons as last year and the first one is a week later so im doing 2 in 2 weeks.
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