Anyone ever run a marathon?

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  1. toconnx

    toconnx New Member

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    Since this forum is mostly about lifting, I don't expect a lot of responses, but has anyone here ever ran or trained to run a marathon?

    I used to be a distance runner and I fell off that wagon when I started lifting... but the past year or so I've been feeling like I should get back into it, and I think I'm going to start training to try and do a marathon in the spring. I have a long way to go, haven't ran more than ~3 miles in about 2 years :hs:
     
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    that is one of my life time goals... im starting off slow tryign to get a good 5k (for me at least), once i get that i am moving on to the 10k
     
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    yea, one of my life goals as well... and recently I've been thinking that I should really get cracking on it.

    I just do a 2-3 mile run a few times a week now, but that's just me trying to keep in (somewhat passable) shape, not training

    I think I'm going to try and up it to 3-4 miles 4-5 times a week, and then ramp it up over the next couple of months to 6-8 miles 6 times a week. Once I get there I'm going to start looking into marathon training routines and stuff..
     
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    I haven't personally, but you should definitely go for it.
     
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    Yea, I think I will... ever since I started going back outside for my runs this spring / summer it's been on my mind more and more. I think I'm going to become a runner again :noes: I just hope I dont lose much muscle trying to do this...
     
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    You might actually get more responses in the main forum. I ran a 10 min. mile the other day and was tired as hell ROFL
     
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    :wavey: Duke City Marathon in Albuquerque, NM. Over 5000 feet in elevation the entire time :hsd:
     
  8. Anabolic Pop-Tarts

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    I've run one. One's really all you need.....

    Unless you love running for some reason. You really have to love it to do more than one. Training for a marathon really canabalized a lot of my muscle tissue, I feel. It's a lot of miles and I lost a bunch of weight doing it.

    What do you want to know about?
     
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    Eh, I know the basics of running, just was looking to hear other peoples' experiences and how they trained really... sucks that you lost a lot of muscle doing it :hs:

    I'm an endomorph though so maybe I won't lose as much? I usually have to watch what I eat and do cardio even when I'm trying to put on muscle because I can get fat on 2500 calories a day :hs:
     
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    It's a shit ton of calories you burn when you start doing the longer runs. I used the "Intermediate" Marathon plan that was posted up on runnersworld.com. Not sure if it's still there or not. It's pretty time consuming as well. That's the number one reason I don't run much anymore.
    It's generally pretty hard on your joints too, so if you have bad joints, it may be something to consider.

    Like any kind of activity that pushes your body to extremes, it's not entirely "healthy" in the common sense...
     
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    did the Boston marathon last year, doing Key west next year
     
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    :cool: If I remember correctly, you're a pretty big guy too, right? How'd it go?
     
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    Yea, I've done 10 + mile runs before so i know what it's like... I've always been an endo and fight to keep my weight down, so I'm not too worried about the caloric expenditure. I have no doubt that I'll be able to eat more than enough to make up for what I burn :)

    as far as joints and whatnot, I like to do the majority of my running on dirt trails and grass so I'm not too worried. I was a runner for about 3 years and never had any significant problems / injuries from it.
     
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    did it under 5, was pretty happy.... couldn't move for weeks
     
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    Good for you though, it takes a lot to do a marathon. Certainly something to be proud of.
     
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    what kind of sneakers do you recommend for a marathon?
     
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    Holy fuck wait wtf?? :eek:
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Maine actually ran cross country in high school before he went to college and played football.
     
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    I'm pretty sure thats the first time I've let that out on an internet forum
     
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    I did my first marathon less than a year ago. Last 6.2 miles are definitely the worst. Still broke 3hrs though.
    :)
     
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    I won't do a marathon simply because of the damage it does to your body. A friend of mine who had been in great running shape ran the Chicago marathon last year. During the course of the marathon, she developed a stress fracture and her hip and it has been a nightmare for her ever since. Between that and the time it would take to train, and that's time to take away from my other exercise (lifting etc.), a marathon just doesn't seem too reasonable.
     
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