Who says you have to log tons of miles to safely run a marathon? We’ve found that you can successfully train for a marathon while leading an otherwise busy life. That means there’s no excuses for skipping runs, and it will be easier to get a family member, friend or coworker to join you in your journey of running 26.2 miles.
Before you start, you should be able to run 5 miles, 3 times a week for at least three weeks. Remember, you should check with your doctor before beginning any formal exercise program.