Myself and some work colleagues normally try to do something active together each year; this year we've decided to up the ante and run the Bournemouth marathon. We did the Winchester half last year without a minute's training; it was ok and we never stopped running, but we were walking funny for the rest of the day. Obviously I can't just rock up to a marathon with no running under my belt.
I did a 5k last night as my first bit of running since September, it took a little under 28 minutes. I was thinking about doing two short/mid runs during the working week, and a long run at the weekend - increasing it by 1 mile per week.
Does this sound like a viable plan? I'm not looking to get a great time, just get round it as comfortably as I can manage with the time available. The half was 2:12, so I'd be pleased with anything around five hours.