I want to run my first marathon this year. It's very ambitious but I found a training schedule aimed at newbies with the intention of having them complete the marathon not set record times or anything.
It comes down to 3 top contenders for me and I'd really appreciate some advice or opinions on which would be the best fit for a newbie like me.
"Run For The Hills" in Treherne Manitoba. It's a hilly route and where I live there aren't many hills to train on so the hills concern me a little. I doubt a treadmill can realistically simulate a hilly marathon. (Closest to my location)
"Credit Union Queen City Marathon" in Regina Saskatchewan. It's Sask. so it's bound to be a flat route. There is a 6 hour time limit. Is that standard? The time limit does make me a bit nervous because then I do have to worry about my pace and not just completing the marathon. But if that's standard then I guess I'll have to suck it up. (Second Closest)
"Canadian Derby Edmonton Marathon" is in Edmonton Alberta. I'm not sure if this one will be hilly or what time limits there may be.
I really want to find a beginner friendly marathon. I know I won't be quick, I just want to finish without killing myself.
Any tips on footwear, gear...etc I'd appreciate that too.
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