Hi, I'm new to the forum and fairly new to running so please bear with me...!
I started running 3 months ago. But it's been an inspirational 3 months and i have really been bitten by the running bug!
Anyway, as I was looking around JJB today i picked up a copy of the marathon news, and have consequently read through it. It laid the marathon out to me in a very simple light and left me with the niggling desire to go for it!
I'm 18 at the moment, and am currently running ~ 20 miles a week, via a combination of 5K's and 10K's. My 3-month average pace is roughly 9.30 per mile. (thank you nike+apple!) I have never run an official race in my life.
I have looked at the runners world marathon guides and concluded that i should be aiming at a Sub- 4.00. I have printed this guide off and will be following it next week!
So my question to you all is can i do this? Or am i being a bit too pre-active, and need another year before I consider this challenge? i guess the way I see it is that i AM going to do a marathon in my life, it's a must. So is now not the time to do it? (grab the bird of opportunity while i can - while my health is on-side?)
I am about to go to university and will be joining the running club and hopefully get some races under my belt before the year is up.
So, should I fill in the form or dream on until next year???
Thanks for reading and thank you in advance for any replies.