I have to agree in that based on your half you probably wont make the cutoff finish time. I ran Chicago 2 years ago and my half split was at 2 hours, my full finish was at 5. Heat will slow you down immensely (perhaps why they have a late start) as that is what happened in Chicago. I would recommend doing a full that does not have that aggressive of a finish time- some are 6.5 hours- to ensure you can finish in time,
And this being your first marathon, truthfully, you should have begun training in May for November. There is a HUGE difference between 13.1 and 26.2. Not to say you could not do it but the chances of you completing without injury are at risk. If this year is not feasible, get on the ball for when registration opens late Winter for next year. Marathoners train year round for these races for a reason- its very taxing on your body.
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