Hello there. You will need to run everyday, if you are to take it seriously! This will increase your stamina and build up endurance.
When I was 4 stone lighter than I am now, and 25 years younger
I used to run marathons! So I have been there and all that. Not done the London Marathon, but plenty of others!
It also depends on what you want to achieve of course. If you simply want to complete it, and don't care what time you record, then you won't need to train so much, but if you want to record a respectable time, then get on the road. If you don't put the miles/hours in, you will be walking a lot of the way - is that really what you want? Or do you want to be able to honestly say "I ran the London Marathon"?
Incidentally, if anyone says they "ran" the London Marathon and recorded a time of more than 4 hours, then I'm sorry, but they are fibbers!
I used to run up to 100 miles per week at my trainings peak, so get out there!
post edited by Old Git - 2006/07/07 11:49:27