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Can you tell me if i could get ready for a marathon in 9 months?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Sounds: Reasonable if you set a training schedule. There are many websites online that can assist.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Sure: If you are healthy without any systemic diseases, then it is very doable. There are many 16 - 20 week training programs out there. Check Runner's World site for good info. You must first develop a good solid base before starting any of these programs in order to be successful. Be Patient. Expect interferences in training plans --life goes on. Allow 20 wks for a 16 wk plan. Good Luck.

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