I have never been a runner and never trained for any type of running event. I am currently running 4 - 5.5 miles 3-4 times a week. Houston marathon/half marathon is at the end of January so plenty of time to train. Experienes, thoughts? It seems like I need something to push me over the edge and just register. Of course it is a lottery this year - you register and then participants are randomly selected on 17Aug.