I've never thought about running a marathon, my daughter who has finished 3 marathons and 2 half marathons has persuaded me to attempt the Chester Marathon with her in October. I am 57, fairly fit for my age having played football all my life and would ask if anybody can give me any thoughts about a training programme. I have been running over the past few weeks and have managed runs varying from 3 miles to 8 miles.(10/11 minute mile).
The Chester Marathon is on 7th October, i have been told of 16 week programs leading upto marathon runs, is this a feasable target for a 57 year old. any input would be very much appreciated.