milton runningHow to pick the right marathon
Picking the right marathon should focus on the right weather for training for a marathon. That will depend where you live.
Good example is where I live in Florida. If the marathon is a fall marathon (e.g. Disney, Space Coast, Chicago, New York and etc.) it’s probably though to beat the heat and will have difficulty running the pace you want to run in your training.
Then we have the spring marathons, (Georgia, Boston and etc.) the best time to train for a marathon! The best running weather in the south is probably January through early April.

The downside is, no matter where you live in the south and you want some good training for a marathon, but you probably have to travel for that 26.2 adventure. I will take the traveling vs training in miserable, hot, humid, rainy, awful, draining weather.

Pick the right marathon for you and your training or you might hate running afterwards….