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How long to train for a marathon?

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7y, 3w agoPosted 7 years, 3 weeks ago
As title, can train 2-3 times a week. Would I be ready for May.
I'm 40 and not as fit as I used to be. At the minute, could probably run about 3-4 miles.
Any good websites or advice welcome.
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7y, 3w agoPosted 7 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
http://www.virginlondonmarathon.com/training-centre/ - would think that 5 months not long enough personally if you arent very fit already
#2
Have a butchers here, some simple training plans:thumbsup:

http://www.virginlondonmarathon.com/training-centre/training-advice/training-plans/
#3
Do yourself a favour

Visit your doctor first

A few years ago one of my children's friend's dad went out jogging, to get ready for the Great North Run

He never returned
#4
3-4 miles sounds like you are in pretty good shape already - most people will struggle to run a mile at a decent pace/without stopping!

Took me 3 months to build up to 6-7 miles from only being able to do 400m odd at a time. That was 3-4 runs a week over varying distance and terrain. Planned to do a half marathon next year but falling down a large pothole whilst jogging with the dog seems to have put paid to that :roll:
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wbmkk
Do yourself a favour

Visit your doctor first

A few years ago one of my children's friend's dad went out jogging, to get ready for the Great North Run

He never returned


where did he go?

was his name forest gump,lol sorry just making light


to the op i would get a friend to pick me up in a car and cheat its better then never returning maybe
#6
wbmkk
Do yourself a favour

Visit your doctor first

A few years ago one of my children's friend's dad went out jogging, to get ready for the Great North Run

He never returned


great confidence boost that is
#7
Sadly he died of a heart attack

His wife got worried as he did not return and phpned the police.

He had been taken to the hospital in the meantime, so they had to tell her the sad news
banned#8
wbmkk
Sadly he died of a heart attack

His wife got worried on his return and phopned the police. He had been taken to the hospital in the meantime, so they had to tell her the sad news


hang on a minute you say his wife got worried on his return but before you said he never return you telling fibs and just making something up just for the sake of it

shame on you:-D

oh now you have realized and fixed your lie by editing it shame on you
#9
daz1981
where did he go?

was his name forest gump,lol sorry just making light


to the op i would get a friend to pick me up in a car and cheat its better then never returning maybe


LOL at Forest Gump. Had been thinking similar but hadn't the nerve.
#10
I normally start off with some snickers and then get the smarties before I even think about a marathon. :)




gl and start slowly is my advice
banned#11
I trained for a Bounty in about 5 minutes
banned#12
mrtootough
LOL at Forest Gump. Had been thinking similar but hadn't the nerve.


thank you thank you i do sometimes squirm before i press enter or click submit reply:-D
#13
Hi
My husband has completed 4 Flora London Marathons.

He joined runnersworld.. you ought to check it out.

He normally trains at least 8 months leading up to a London..and hes very fit.

Follow a proper training plan, run day, rest day etc and dont over do it.

Do you know brisk walking is as effective as running? with less damage done to your joints...

I know which option I would prefer however if this a goal that you want to do the matathon then good for you.

get a health check up first..get yaself a heartmonitor for when your running .
#14
I think you'd struggle in 3 - 4 months and with the limited training you can put in. Mind nothing to stop you trying, worst you can do is walk. By not as fit as you used to be do you mean that you used to be fit, or that you used to be lazy and now your mega lazy and unfit. Failing that I'll do it for you in your name and you can impress your mates with your good time and certificate. (I done this 2 or 3 years ago for my missus). She done a 1/2 Marathon in 91 mins (4 months pregant she was)
#15
Paddy_o_furniture;7373631
I think you'd struggle in 3 - 4 months and with the limited training you can put in. Mind nothing to stop you trying, worst you can do is walk. By not as fit as you used to be do you mean that you used to be fit, or that you used to be lazy and now your mega lazy and unfit. Failing that I'll do it for you in your name and you can impress your mates with your good time and certificate. (I done this 2 or 3 years ago for my missus). She done a 1/2 Marathon in 91 mins (4 months pregant she was)


lol at pregnant wife ! Used to be fit, but age catching up on me a little. Think it could be a midlife crisis. Not going to commit to anything yet, but will be at the gym this week hammering the treadmill. Thanks to all.

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