Hi everyone, after watching the Marathon today I was inspired. I am determined to do it next year but wont chance the ballot and collecting charity money can be a real hardship (although I will collect what I can anyway)so I want to try and qualify.
I am 28 so the Good for age is 3 hours in my age category so I have my work cut out. I am currently in 36 minute 10K form and the last half marathon was 1.23 although I am not doing long runs anymore as am doing summer relay/handicap series training.
The question is what is the very best qualifying marathon in sep or beginning of oct where I can do a good time? Also can I realistically think about doing it on 6-8 weeks training if I start after the summer series is over? Granted I do a lot of training but only 40 miles a week with 2-3 speed sessions but its not marathon training . If I use this training as a base can I get myself to 3 hour marathon standard in 8 weeks based on me being a 36 min 10k runner?