There's no shame is walk/running a marathon. But you want to mentally prepare yourself for the time it will take to train. You can't assume because you can walk 2-3 miles a day you can walk 26 no problem. It will take hours to train. But it's an admirable goal...one that I'm not willing to commit to myself.
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1) How do I find marathon events for the year or month such as, day and time? marathonguide.com is a good site to start
2) How do I train for one? have an established base of run/walk at least 3 days a week for at least a year. Participate in races of shorter distances: 5K, 10K, half marathon. Galloway is a popular run/walk program. You need to commit to at least 35-50 miles a week. Different programs start at various levels, but you need to build up to at least 35-50. The more you train, the less race day will suck. If you're not willing to put in the time to train, I suggest you stick with shorter races.
4) how long do I need to train for one if I'm going to mainly walk it? most marathon training programs are at least 16 weeks long.
5) how long will I have to finish it? depends on the race. Most have cutoffs between 6-8 hours. The race website will have this information.
btw, even if it takes you 17 hours to finish, it is still a personal record. You can't hide from personal records!
I have recently decided to do a marathon but I have a few questions about it. Right now my main goal is to walk/run it. I'm not really looking at setting a personal record or anything just yet. I just want to do one and go from there. Some of these may be stupid questions but please bear with me. Here are my questions: 1) How do I find marathon events for the year or month such as, day and time? 2) How do I train for one? 4) how long do I need to train for one if I'm going to mainly walk it? 5) how long will I have to finish it? By the way I live in Oklahoma...in case that is needed.
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