Originally Posted by quevola
It depends on your goal. You should be able to maintain your current fitness level with a program such as Pfitz's 2 marathons in six weeks. I wouldn't expect much improvement unless the March 3rd marathon course is considerably "faster" than Houston. I ran two marathons last year within 8 weeks of each other and came in virtually at the same time.
If your goal is to improve your time considerably, I would look for a marathon in late Spring or early Fall and get in some good training.
16 miles early this morning. Start my 18 week marathon plan next Monday.
Originally Posted by samblackbones
Thomas you could for sure finish a marathon in 6 weeks, but if you really want to go after a BQ or big PR you may want to give it 12 weeks - I think there is a Dallas marathon in may - but I have no idea as to whether or not running a marathon in Dallas would be pleasant. I ran San Francisco a month after doing San Diego 2 years ago and had an awesome experience in SF but ran slow as f*ck - I would definitely do it over again though.
Off to a running clinic followed by a long run.
I don't know that the second course is faster than Houston - it might be less hilly but that's not saying a lot. I will fix two blunders that hurt my second-half time, though, so another PR is not out of the question.
As for Dallas in May, I'm really not keen on any long May races. By then it's either humid or warm or both. Hell, last March I ran a half that broke me with the heat and humidity. And I looked at Austin but that's so hilly I weep just seeing the course.
Last night: box jumps and v-ups
today: 4 miles 31:02 no significant pain but hips are tight.