Those who ran a marathon... training schedules?

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  1. synthetic

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    I even think mainesucks ran a marathon....

    anyways the stage im at i can do a 10k non stop.



    Training for my first ever... April 5 2009 Rotterdam Marathon

    Focused training started in jan.... my goal is just to finish, especially before the time limit of 5:30

    day1: 5k + and upper body work out; 5k from work
    day2: bike to work + squats; bike from work
    day3: 5k+ and upper body and core; 5k from work
    day4: bike to work + deadlift; bike from work
    day5: 5k+ and upper body; 5k from work
    day6: rest
    day7: long run 10k+

    i shall cycle these days that i may do 3 days of lower body leg work outs instead of 2 days...so i dont get bored :) ... diet wise just simply upping carbs as the runs get longer

    So far my max run is a 15k


    how many weeks out did you guys start training?
    are you a dedicated runner or not?
    what was your weekly mileage / KMs, how did you do?
     
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    I want to participate in the local half marathon here until I found out it's 13 miles not 13 km's. Maybe next year. :rofl:
     
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  6. Mr. Pelham

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    :rofl: especially saying you ran the Boston, which is a qualifier and just under 5 hours isn't even close :rofl:

    I think you'd have to do it in 3:10 and under
     
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    ive ran 1/26th of one before
     
  8. Mr. Pelham

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    I started to run, but my knees couldn't take it.

    My girl is running her 3rd in May. She just started training again last Sunday. So from last Sunday to May 31st. thats how far out she trains

    She wasn't a dedicated runner, she started back a year ago November and has already done 2 in a year.

    I believe she runs 8miles the first few weeks, and jumps up by 2 miles to 22 mile runs, then tappers back down to 10 and then rests a week out of the marathon

    she ran it in 4:29 the first one and 4:17 the last one. She's 5'0 and 100lbs.

    She'd be better at telling you this but "the wall" she hit around 13 miles in the first time and the 2nd time was I think 18 miles. After that, its pure hell. :hs:
     
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    I just cannot imagine running 26 miles for 4 or 5 hours straight.

    I know it pushes physical limits and is something to be VERY proud of....but damn, why would you do that to yourself. :eek3:

    I can see 5k's and 10k's and even 15k's but a marathon is just nuts.

    I did a 5k once and would like to do a 10k "one day".
     
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    Can broly dudes even run marathons? How can your body possibly sustain nutrients, blood, and oxygen for that much muscle?

    The biggest guy i've known to run a marathon was like 5' 5" 180 when he started training... Thick, fairly muscular, but kinda fat too. After training for several months he looked like he had AIDS. No joke, dude looked REALLY sick. He was down to 141lbs and had absolutely NO muscle mass left. Now he's back upto 155/160 and looks much better.
     
  11. Mr. Pelham

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    my cousin ran at 194lbs its possible.

    The last marathon my girl ran there was a guy that was jacked to the moon and finished about 15 minutes a head of her.
     
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    i used to have a running manual published by the airforce but it is on a hard-drive that has crashed. from what i remember, a significant component of the training involved pickups...running a circuit while regularly shifting between low intensity and high intesity bursts. this may or may not be true, but from what i understand pickups help improve speed. i also remember reading that a person should be able to pull atleast 40mi/wk a week or two before running the marathon with atleast 2x20mi runs. again, this is all stuff i read so take it for what it's worth.

    i can't say i'm an avid runner. as a matter of fact i never ran in my life until about two years ago and last year i ran a half-marathon (13mi), and usually pulled 20-25mi/wk. I break for the winter (cuz i run outside and it's hard to do that during chicago winters) and start back up in april. this year i'll b gunning for the chicago marathon in the summer. the way i see it, running is more about pain management than anything else.
     
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    I really didn't train for the two marathons and one marathon length ruckmarch I have completed. Not to say I wasn't running, just didn't have a schedule. If I felt like doing 10 miles that day, that's what I did.
     
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    need hills and speed training nikka.
     
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    ive seen some built people run marathons.... but of course their diet and training is perfect.

    i think once finishing this phase i can go back to heavy training where my lifts should shoot up, and i can build lean mass in quicker time as it will be starving for food and finally know something about dieting.

    I see many skinny ass high cardio athletes (soccer players etc) who start lifting weight and make incredible gains
     
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    im running my first marathon this sunday with basically 1 month of training... will let you know how it goes
     
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    your strength will take a huge huge hit, trust me.
     
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    I think

    has plenty of schedules on there. Generally they're looking about 16 weeks.
    Im planning on getting a marathon in this year. But probably not for another 6 months or so as I'll want to build up from 5k runs, 10k runs to half marathons etc depending on how I feel im progressing :)
     
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