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I got a place at Edinburgh marathon in May 2012, and as you can imagine I am seriously starting a training schedule and follow it.
But i am confused about something:
At the moment I run about three or four days a week. The other days I do sports and cross train, like swim, martial arts, gym, etc.
When I run, I run minimum of 1 hour, (60 minutes) for a short run, and about 90 to 120 minutes for a long run.
I have never run a marathon before or any big races, so I consider myself a beginner.
All the schedules I see start from scratch. They are starting from about 30 minute jog and then building up gradually, which makes sense, but I was wondering if I should follow one of those schedules and start from scratch, although I am able to do more?
What do people think?
Should you follow a marathon training program even if you can do more in the beginning?