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9/20/13 7:15 P

I wholeheartedly agree with the previous posters. And if you're looking for a training plan for a half and then a full, I recommend Hal Higdon's website.

www.halhigdon.com/

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9/20/13 6:37 P

I would go one step further and make sure you have at least 1 year's running experience, and experience running 5Ks, 10Ks and at least 1 HM before tackling a full. Generally training for a full marathon is 16 weeks.

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SONGFIT4LIFE Posts: 45
9/20/13 5:13 P

Thanks Coach!

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,124
9/20/13 4:56 P

Starting with a 1/2 marathon is definitely a good idea. Then you can see how much you like it, how easy it is to train, etc. If you're a regular runner now, you should have no problem progressing up to the 1/2 distance.

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SONGFIT4LIFE Posts: 45
9/20/13 4:15 P

I can jog 6 miles without dying at 11 min pace... how long should it take me to train for a Marathon? Should I start with a half Marathon?

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