The OBX marathon is on November 8, 2009. That's 25 weeks away. That's also a long way to go for someone who has not put 25 weeks of running together in over a year.
I just completed my first 40 mile week in over three months, finishing with a 6.9 mile run with the jogging stroller in in 1:07:53 (9:50/mile). It was 60'F outside, sunny, and I was running uphill into a headwind for at least a half-mile of the run.
This also marks day 50 of my running streak. From here on, I will need to increase carefully and consistently to meet my ultimate goal. My current PR for a marathon is 3:39. My second best time is 4:30.