yup, i finished my first full marathon this year, but was not able to finish it as i wanted to.
team galloway (this was the same group i was with most of the first half of condura)
prior to the start of my trainings, i was not able to totally ensure myself that my ITBS has been "fully healed". i just thought doing my long runs with the galloway group suffice, but i thought wrong.
i know that i can finish my full marathon within the cut-off, but i sure would have wanted to finish it stronger and with a more decent time. my ITBS was not fully healed yet then, and it took its toll on me, making me walk after more than half of the route :(
now, i do believe it's time to do it the properly.
time to train right, time to train smart (coach!)
i will be complimenting this with my cross trainings and proper hydration and nutrition, PLUS tips from Adination UP (woohooo home court!)
(thanks Runner's World Smart Coach!)
Your current race time is: 2:34:24 for a Half-Marathon
Your distance training goal is: Marathon
You currently train: 25 - 32 km/week
How hard you want to train: Moderate
Your long-run day: Sunday
Your training program Starts: Monday, 11/8/2010 and Ends: Sunday, 2/6/2011
Length of your training schedule: 13 weeks