That said, for those of us who are older, it may be a bit ambitious. You can always use if for general guidance and scale back accordingly to the level of training to which you were accustomed leading up to Hartford, and adjusting for how beaten up you feel.
One thing I enjoyed about his (technically their - he had a co-author) advice was the initial message "Don't do it" before they offered advice on how to approach the second marathon if you reject that conventional advice.
The key to marathon training is always trying to get to the starting line without injury. No one else is likely to be able to assess how you emerged from the last one. If you are really beat up, do think twice about turning around and doing another four or five weeks later. That can be a recipe for major damage. On the other hand, if you recover quickly, a better run would end the season with much more encouragement for next year.
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