I have just taken up running and completed my first 10k in 52 minutes this year having been guaranteed a place for the FLM through a charity. My training at the moment is a mix of gym, run, football training / matches and now some dedicated running although I do run about 5k as a warm up whenever I go to the gym. I am aware that I need to increase the amount of endurance running as time progresses towards April. However, I have been told that mixing football training with marathon training is incompatible and I will have to give up football? Has anyone any ideas as to whether this is true, or can give me the benefit of their experience as both a runner and a footballer?