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A lazy and very basic comparison of the New York, Boston, Houston, London, Berlin and Cologne run times compared to the San Francisco run times, shows winners run a marathon in about 2:05 to 2:10 compare with the San Fran where the recent finishers looking at 2:20 to 2:30, or about a 10-15% increase in time. Keep in mind these are professional runners who ...
Given the risk of getting caught in the race & shutting down pain signals from your body -> worse injuries, I would skip the race. For example, see this article. Even if it is a bit old (1992), it states that running as an exercise has a high frequency of injuries and one of the main causes is competition. Naturally, you can be injured in all sports and ...
Run the half - don't run the marathon. A base of 15km is not enough for a full and you'll cause more damage if you try. The heel inflamation is a signal from your body that you're doing too much too soon. You should be able to run a pretty good half and then go back for the full next year.
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