I'm doing IM CdA June 21st (I think it is), and I'm preparing to run a Marathon May 17th, as my last long training run before I start to taper.
Its -5 degrees outside right now (F), and I'm not really into running in the cold, and I'm wondering if 3 months is enough time running to get from about 10 miles @ 10 minute miles, to the 26 @ 8-9 minute miles. Of course I'd prefer closer to 8, but would be okay with 9.
What do you all think? Running is definately my limiter (my HIM run split was like 13:30 per mile or something sad like that), but I would like to focus on cycling through the winter, since I have a trainer, and can play Halo while I ride (Awesome!), but running is trickier. I don't have a treadmill, and don't have a gym that I can work out at conveniently enough for me right now.
Is 3 months enough time to build those miles and that speed, assuming I have a good base from the cycling training?