So. Running a marathon in September

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  1. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    Anyone recommend shoes? I need to get some new ones.

    Other tips welcome. :)
     
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    but seriously, good luck. marathoners are one of the most injured group of athletes.

    as for shoes, go to a running store and have them check your stride for over pronation and other issues.
     
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    Shit.. I'm also in for any tips. I got a marathon in January...
    Been running 3+ miles 4 times a week at least.... Then probably going to hop on the 16 week training program in a bit or so.
     
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    Hm. I will investigate. Thank you.
     
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    Go to a specialist store and explain what you need from your shoes. You're gonna be running like 26miles so they've gotta be comfortable and support you.

    Oh and train like a bitch, it's fucking hard work
     
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    get properly fitted shoes and if you find a pair you really like buy 4-5 of them because shoe companies like to change their designs often...used to really piss me off when I was a runner...


    also...start going on long runs every weekend and increase the distance every other week...

    for example
    week 1: 3 miles
    week 2: 3 miles
    week 3: 4 miles
    etc

    the generally accepted idea is if you can make it past 10 miles physically you can run the entire race assuming you're not a weakminded pussy...
     
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    fuck running a marathon. If you're weight training hard and live a busy life on top of that, it's crazy easy to actually over train. Happened to me 2 months ago. Upped my weekly mileage 12 miles to 25ish, I started to crash. I wasn't quite sick, but as someone who can run 10 miles fairly easy, I was about to die on 3 mile runs. My lifts sucked. I couldn't get out of bed. I took 2 days off and got so sick I had to have antibiotics.
     
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    How quickly were you adding mileage? You shouldn't add more than a mile or 2 a week. Plus you should start with a good base of 20-ish miles a week before getting into your marathon training schedule.
     
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    i was never in a marathon training schedule.
    has nothing to do with how many miles a week I was adding, it has to do with 5+ days in the gym lifting hard and heavy, doing other cardio, fire dpt training, mountain biking, working my ass off................................. the list just keeps going.
     
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    zedsded I gotta be me, it's my life

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    Yeah that'll kick your ass.

    During the winter, when I can't run as much, I do a lot of circuit training and after a few weeks of that with running my body tell me to fuck off. :)
     
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    Dont know if i agree with that last statement. Last year I was running 10 miles max to train for a half-marathon, and I felt like I couldn't go any further after 13 miles..

    I think if you can run 10 miles each day for 2 days, then you can probably make it barring any injury.
     
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    A marathon isn't really a test of physical endurance like say a 10k is, it's more of a test of if you can ignore the pain for 3 hours.
     
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    Here's an interesting Nova show that I just showed my gf (she is training for a half marathon) ... they took regular joes (and janes) and trained them to run the Boston Marathon. I haven't watched the whole thing yet, but you can watch it on the website and there looks to be plenty of interesting supplemental information :
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/marathon/
     
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    Have you run a marathon?
     
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    zedsded I gotta be me, it's my life

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    actually I have
     
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    it worked for me...after the first couple miles you fall into a groove and jsut block out the pain...
     
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    zedsded I gotta be me, it's my life

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    You didn't run more than 10 miles before the marathon? That's pretty hard core. I sure wouldn't recommend it for the average Joe...
     
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    I did but not often, it was at the end of my senior year XC season. I'd do a long run on saturday mornings of around 12-15 miles. I think the most I ran at once before the marathon was like 18.
     
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    You ran XC. 18 is pretty high even for a high schooler. That's why it didn't hurt that badly.

    Personally, I'd train for a shorter distance first, 5k or 10k, maybe do a half-marathon in the fall, and then a full marathon in the spring. That way you have enough time to build up your mileage (You NEED to be running 50+ a week if you even want to think about running close to 3 hours unless you are a genetic freak).
     
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    What'd you run it in? I find it astounding that you were able to run the full 26+ without running at least a 20 beforehand. That's incredible.
     
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    Find a podiatrist that does gait analasys. They should be able to get you in the right shoes and more importantly be able to get you to run more efficiently. You should also see a chiropractor for maintenance.

    If you have insurance you may be able to get the shoes for free.
     
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