Question about doing multiple races and running goals

Paul asks

Hi Lee.

I have just completed the SMH 1/2 last week. I would like to try my first full marathon in September in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. However, I would really like to try and break the 60min mark in the City2Surf in August. Are these two goals compatible?

Cheers,

Paul

Lee's response

Hi Paul,

The two goals you have are certainly compatible.
Your first goal should be the marathon as that takes the most amount of time, effort and training but there is no reason why you can't do the City to Surf as a hit out leading into the marathon.
You will find the strength gained from training for the marathon will help you in the C2S.

Good luck,
Lee