This gives me 17 weeks to train. I was planning on waiting until fall to run one but my fiance, who is crazyrunnerguy for a reason, convinced me that I can do it sooner. I'll be planning my training around the beginner's guide in Dean Karnazes's book 50/50.
Of course, this is contingent upon his availability to participate as my pacer...but, depending on how my training goes, I might just do it without it.
**Edit** Find my training schedul