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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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.
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04/02/17 Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon 06/03/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Spring 10/07/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall 11/05/17 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon
Completed 2016 Races:
*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15 *06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02 *10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon 02:25:12 *11/06/16 Raleigh City of Oaks Half
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A half marathon is enough for me. Keep doing what feels good for you
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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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