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!
Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 11/6/2013 (11:23)
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