Signed up for my first in November! (Was supposed to run it last November, but it went virtual so I deferred; didn’t want that to be my first (possibly only) marathon, plus I got injured a couple months before.)
I have on my bucket list to NEVER run a marathon. It’s harder than you think. Furthest i’ve run is 10 miles (not a race) and when you tell a runner that they say “oh you should do a 1/2 marathon.” But that’s the start of the slippery slope, you do a 1/2 and people start asking when you’ll do a full marathon. And next thing you know you are running a marathon.
I’m not a runner. I’ve tried at various times, but never enjoyed it. Marathons are really hard judging by how my son felt after the NY Marathon a few years ago. He had done one in CA before that was “easier.” OTOH, I like riding a bike (outdoors a lot more than indoors) and about 11 years ago I rode 100 miles in a day (7 hours of bike time and total of 9 hours). I keep thinking I’ll do it again, but I haven’t felt in good enough shape (and I have gotten about 11 years older!).