edit: post-race update: see last post on this page - post # 20
i jumped into my first half marathon this october about 2 weeks before the race date (just like i did for my first sprint tri), having only run a max of 7 miles since 5-6 years before when i was in HS cross country. i ran 12 miles in 2 hours one time to make sure i could do the race distance, ran a few times to "train", and pulled out a 1:40:28 in the 1/2 marathon.
the same gal who convinced me to do the 1/2M has challenged me to do a full marathon with her in february.
my usual workout routine consists of: 1-2 times a week run 3-4 miles at a slow pace with the cute girl from my dorm. swim 500yards about 2 times a week. a longer run on my own or a 20 mile bike ride on average about once a week.
this spring semester i'll be on an internship (not taking classes) so I could theoretically train more except it will be cold and i will be lazy.
I'm not shooting for the stars or anything here - i think finishing in 4 hours would make me happy. anyone have any input on how stupid this is? i'm most likely going to follow thru with this. how much am I going to have to change my lifestyle in order to have an acceptable finish?