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Do you think it is possible for a reasonably fit 55 year old to follow the 16 week, first time marathon schedule, ( albeit only 14 weeks left) and finish London without too much pain, thanks


  • senidMsenidM ✭✭✭
    No, not really, but then pain is only transient, so just carry on and run, it may be pretty grim after 20 or so, but you're body soon forgets and you'll have "run" the London.
  • DT19DT19 ✭✭✭
    reasonably fit from running or just general adhoc gym work?
  • Little M.iss HappyLittle M.iss Happy ✭✭✭
    edited January 2018
    Yes - as long as you are ready to start at the mileage in week three, have no current injuries and are able to stick to the plan. How much it will hurt on the day will depend on whether you want to just enjoy yourself or if you want to run as fast as you can.
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • Thanks for comments, Long story short, local hospice has charity place, group have been fund raising, runner out due to 
  • (cont) accident, one of fundraising team has taken up challenge, hence, 14 weeks to get fit, I’ve suggested week1 to week14, and take time,but have passed on suggestions week3 to16, whatever she decides ,thanks
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