A member asked:

Do you think i could run a half marathon?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Robert Purchase answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Probably: While i know nothing of your physical condition or your level of baseline fitness, most people can run a half-marathon. The question is how fast should you expect to run it and how long should you expect to train for it. If you have health problems, visit your doctor to make sure it is safe, but there are thousands of people who complete amazing tests of fitness and endurance despite handicaps.

Answered 7/5/2012


Dr. Jeffrey Sider answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Most likely: I have run for my entire life. I've run four marathons and two half marathons. I believe that if you can run 15-20 miles per week, you can ramp up your training to run a half or full marathon within four months

Answered 10/3/2016



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