So, St. Louis is at last going to have a Rock & Roll marathon! The inaugural one is October 23rd this year. I know I’m not in good enough shape to train for a whole, but a half might be doable. This would be my second half marathon (I’ve done 3 marathons and 1 half).
Challenge: I’m just getting back into running. I can go for about a mile, then I have to walk for 5 minutes. Then another mile, then I have to walk.
Pro: I tend to get my tone back relatively quickly after not having run for a while, though I’m almost painfully slow right now. I’d probably be doing the old man shuffle on longer runs for a while.
Anyway, what are the odds I can be in good enough shape to run a half marathon in six months if I’m dedicated and run 4-5 times a week from now 'til then?
I’m going to find some shorter races regardless, but any opinions? Feel free to share your experiences.