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Go for it! I've completed two, and while the half is my distance now - the marathons were very different and I felt like quite the accomplishment. Plan on spending more time training and have great fun!!
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¯ Denis Waitley
Oh yes. My first Marathon was Gulf Beaches in Clearwater. I loved it and did everyone each year until they had to stop it. I heard this year they are bringing back the Full Marathon. I know I won't be doing it this year but hopefully next year. I almost qualified for the Boston Marathon, A dream and Goal to do once in my Life. I personally would go for it.
1/23/10 Gulf Beaches Half Marathon 2:22:14 PR: 10:57
3/06/10 Wake/Med 10K
1:02:17 PR: 10:01/232
3/13/10 Run for the Oaks 5K
29:23 PR: 9:28
2013 Goal: Marathon Training after Year and a Half Break..
I see no reason why you couldn't work toward a full marathon! Finish and enjoy the half first. Soak up the great feelings of accomplishment and then see where your body wants to take you next
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A half marathon is enough for me. Keep doing what feels good for you
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I can't say that I've done it, but I'm a little further back in my training program than you. The furthest I've run is 8 miles, so we'll see how I feel when I get to your point in training.
However, what I always say is to listen to your body and trust it. If you feel like you can do the full, do it!
Camp Good Grief 5k 2012 - 31:50
Gobble Wobble 5k 2012 - 30:00
Turkey Trot 4 Mile Race 2012 - 38:38
Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run 2012 - 27:19
Move-It Memphis 10K 2013 - 55:36
Germantown Half Marathon - 2:08:53
FedEx St. Jude Classic Fairway 5k - 4/13/2013
Pittsburgh Half-Marathon - 5/5/2013
Just keep practicing you will be fine
Confession, I haven't even completed a Half-Marathon yet. My training has taken me to 11 miles and I am excited about my event next month.
My training has shown me that I am very resilient at longer distances and my recovery is smooth and fast. Definitely a big difference between 11 miles and 26.2, but even if it hard, I know I can do it.
The idea of a marathon is tickling my mind...enticing my sense of adventure.
Has anyone else experienced this? Have you ventured beyond the magical 13.1? How was your experience?
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5K PR (recent) 38:49
5K PR (ever) 33:22
10K PR 1:28:52 (one month later)
10K (first ever) 1:32:11
HM PR: 3:31:10
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