Marathon Running

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  1. Exiled

    Exiled New Member

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    Im looking to run a 10k and im not much of a runner right now, any videos or articles on marathon running any of you know about that I could take a look at? or anything I should remember? :hs:
     
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    A lot of training for marathons involves HIIT because it helps you build up without killing your body. Marathons are by no means good for you.

    That being said, I don't have any other advice for you lol
     
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    You do realize that a 10k is 20 miles less than a marathon?
     
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    Marathon = 26.2 miles right?
     
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    10k is not as long as you think. You can work up to that distance pretty quickly just gradually ramping up your running distance.
     
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    Oh I thought a marathon was any long distance running

    10 miles is long for me
     
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    nope, marathon's like 42k. I'm sure you can do 10k just by running regularly. Bump up your distance every week or so.
     
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    10k = 6.2 miles

    To train for that just try to go out everday for atleast 3 miles at first, then slowly add miles. Try not to add more than 10-15% a week for sake of your body. If you're going for 10 miles, do the same thing, but just realize it's gonna take you a little longer to get into shape.
     
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    as many professional marathon runners have said, running is a measure of a pain and how much more you can endorse upon yourself. As you run and push yourself father and farther you will experience pains and your bodies wanting to fight against you. The more you push against that the better.
     
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    I have some suggested reading that I will post when I get home. I don't have the links with me on my phone.
     
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    Nice post, thanks!
     
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    I'm not saying it's easy, but a 10k run is not even half of a half marathon.
    Given enough time (4-6 weeks) and if you stick to your training plan, a 10k shouldn't destroy you to the point where you're going to have to push yourself past the wall on race day. You might even be able to run farther then that no problem.

    Just keep the intensity up, stay motivated, and you'll be fine.
     
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    The last few miles of the marathon are painful. I've only done one marathon so far, but I think every marathon runner will agree the most important thing is to get at that long run in about once a week. If you can do 20 miles (all at once) in a training session, then you should be able to pull through in the actual marathon.
     
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    thanks for these...im planning to do one either by the end of next year or the one after that..

    i remember my track coach told us how some marathon runners wear reversible shorts because they had to piss or shit they'd just do it in their shorts and flip the shorts inside out :barf:
     
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