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Old 01-31-2009, 09:49 PM
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Team In Training/Marathon questions

I've been thinking about doing this, but I'm worried that I'm not motivated or fit enough to reach the goal in 4 months. Anyone here has done this or something similar and can offer some advice or something about their experience?

The Hal Higdon site says that ideally you should be able to run 3-6 miles comfortably at the start of the training. Well, I definitely can't do that. I don't have any health problems, but my 40 minutes of power-walking everyday is nowhere near running even a half marathon (which is what I'd aim for). So, should I do some training on my own before I join them? Granted, part of why I would do this program is because I don't have the discipline to train on my own, so that may not amount to much. So, has anyone on this forum gone from non-runner to marathon in 4-5 months? Is it possible?
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:00 PM
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You can possibly go from non-runner to half-marathon in 16 weeks.
You could go from non-runner to marathon in that period, but you are almost guaranteed to develop injuries etc.
Team in training is great if you're passionate about the cause. Otherwise, I'd just find a training program in your area and pay the money to do that instead. The people who tend to have difficulty raising money for team in training are those who mainly joined to get in shape and don' have a personal connection to the cause.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:33 AM
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a non runner can not train for a marathon in 16 weeks. a half marathon is possible but even that is pushing it; you'd be running a great chance for injury.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:55 PM
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i just completed my first half-marathon and started out in good shape.

i really don't see being able to go from non-runner to full marathoner in that short of time period. i saw some of the marathoners in the purple training vests at the carlsbad marathon/half-marathon....

if you do some research into local running clubs and local running stores, i bet that you could find a group training for a half-marathon. that is a much more reasonable starting place given your time frame.

also, if you read further into hal hilgdon and jeff galloway's training guides, you'll notice they focus on non-injury running and ensuring that the experience is enjoyable enough that you will want to do it again. you can always do the full when you have more time to train.
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