My friend and I will be running the Indy Mini in less than a month
(May 4). We've discussed running a Marathon at least once in our
lifetime. The Sunburst Marathon in South Bend, IN takes place June
8th...a full 5 weeks after the Mini. My friend and I are both 27 and
are currently averaging around 20-25 miles per week, with our longest
single run being 13 miles. We've been training since mid January.
I'm aware of the 10% increment rule. I suppose we could begin a
prorated Marathon training schedule ASAP prior to the mini?
Is five weeks too short of a time to attemp a full 26.2 after training
for a mini? We plan on finishing the Mini in 1:45 or so. The
Marathon goal would be something around 4:00...basically we just want
to finish. Are we crazy for thinking this? Any experiences?