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Old 09-30-2008, 03:46 PM
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2 hours of running???? Wow, that is hardcore. GL
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gogogo!

best of luck ya crazy bastard. Just remember there is no shame in taking the bus
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:30 PM
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2 hours of running???? Wow, that is hardcore. GL
lol. yeah, i get tired watching a two hour movie!
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:26 PM
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How much time and prepartion does it take to prepare for a marathon? I wanted to run one this year, but not sure about what i need to do to get prepared mentally and physically.

In my mind i feel like i can just go out there with very little prepartion and just do it, but this is probably not the smartest thing. How long before the event do you start training?

The most i've ever ran in my life at one time is 10 miles, and that was when i was 13. But i'm sure this is nothing compared to running 26.2 miles :[.
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A good training program will last roughly 10-12 weeks to properly prepare for a full/half marathon. This begins with you comfortably being able to run ~6 miles and building from that.

If this is something you seriously would like to accomplish, I would start off searching for a local 5 or 10k and begin training for that and using those smaller races to build yourself up to the longer distances.

This is the training program that I tried to follow as close as time would allow:

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Well, down the stretch we go! I put in my last run last night and anxiously await Saturday morning. Start time is 9:45 and they will be doing 3 waves of starts for the Half based on anticipated finish times. Not sure where this will put me. This will be a new PR for me in distance as I didn't quite cover the full distance during my training.

Distance Goal: 13.1 mi
Time Goal: 1hr 57min ( 9m pace)

Satisfied with just completing

Biggest issue is that I have to close the bar Fri night so I won't get home until around 1am and need to get up around 6 to get to the train station by 7:30.
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Well, I'm up.....Been up off and on since about 4am when my wife and daughter got up to goto NYC this morning. was able to get home quickly last night from the bar so it wasn't too bad. Feet are a little sore from my work shoes, but that will go away soon. Having some coffee, getting breakfast and will be getting showered soon. Race kicks off at 9:55 for me (4 hours from now). If anyone is really really really bored and wants to follow along with my times, you can find my progress on Tracking. My race number is 30266.
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Well, this one is in the books. I have to say that this is one of the most challenging and satisfying things I have ever done. I didn't quite make my time goal that I wanted, but I found out later on that this course is one of the more challenging ones in the country. In all of my training that led up to the race, I did not havve this much hills to deal with. So while I fell a bit short of my goal, I am very pleased. I finished 215/410 in my age group (35-39) and not sure where overall, but probably in the last 3rd or so.

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I've actually thought a little about running a half marathon the next summer, but as I haven't now been training (at all) for a few weeks, I really don't know about that. It's just so damn cold here atm (-21c = -6 fahrenheit) that you don't really wanna exercise at least outside! I've been running 8km two to three times a week (tho I'm always skipping if weather is bad...) for last year and a half or so.

To people thinking it's boring (Trikkur/JibNinjas), it really isn't. It gives you a great feeling, at least after you got used to it, and you can talk about ladies, poker or some else very important aspect of life with your friends, if you're not running alone. Even alone, it has some zen'ish aspect, at least for me. Really helps you clear your head after bad beats (life or poker).

Maybe I should do a propbet to get some motivation. =P

Anyway, grats for succeeding. Full marathon next time?
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Thanks for the kind words. As far as your training goes, I wouldn't worry about it too much. It sounds like you have a good base under you and with that you could get up to full distance in a bout 3 months. I've only been out once since due to the cold and need to get back on the horse myself. I would like to hit a full this year, but I guarantee you it won't be Baltimore. I'm thinking DC since it is much much flatter.
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