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I only started running properly in January this year. I completed my first half marathon a week ago and average 4 runs a week with a weekly distance of around 26 - 28mi (long run is about 14mi). Average pace on the half was around 8:30 per mile if that's significant?
I'm hoping to skip a full marathon and jump to a 50k taking place in mid-March 2013. Normally I'd take this kind of thing slowly but I'm running for charity for a very ill family member so time is a factor. I've accepted that I'm not going to race particularly well but on this occasion I'll settle for a survival shuffle.
WIth this in mind I'm looking for advice on the best way to prepare for this, should I just use a marathon training plan and then keep increasing distance to the 31mi mark? Also, is this really a good idea or should I be less ambitious?
Thanks in advance