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Hey in about 4 months time I'm going to be running the London Marathon and I'm about to start on a 4 month training programme leading up to the event. The thing is with most of these programmes they say you should have some running under your belt (like 20mpw or so) before you start following the programme properly and I've not really done that. I'm at university studying, however I've participated in sports requiring cardio such as football (mostly twice a week, at the very least once) and badminton (same frequency as footie) and I'm consider myself good in terms of fitness (in terms of mileage, I can complete several miles at a decent pace without breaking much sweat). The advice they give about running for some time before your programme, I feel applies to proper beginners with not so much cardiovascular fitness or am I wrong? And will it still be ok to get into the training programme, follow it properly?
And sorry if this is in the wrong section, I'm a newbie here lol.