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vansmack

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #420 on: October 18, 2019, 03:23:56 pm »
Whatever you do, make sure you don't train in them and wear them for the first time to race in.   
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #421 on: October 18, 2019, 03:30:50 pm »
Whatever you do, make sure you don't train in them and wear them for the first time to race in.
I know, grateful should really train in his wooden clogs before trying to run a marathon in them
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K8teebug

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #422 on: October 22, 2019, 09:44:15 am »
Yeah, no. I won't even be setting my own personal record next week...
you might if you had the Vaporfly!

I'm just offering you a tip...as this is the Marathon Tips? thread

My friends swear by the vaporflys, but I haven't been able to plunk down the money just yet.

My hips IMPLODED again at Chicago. So disappointing. Was going to PT and running all my long runs on the flat trail at NCR with no problems at all this summer. PR'ed at Parks by 5 mins for my 1/2 marathon time.  I think it was standing outside in the cold for 3 hours and then starting out too fast (and how flat it was). Still fun to run my favorite city, but would have preferred to not stop at every medical tent to get my hips worked on so I could keep run/walking after mile 9. Ugh. Onto the next one...

K8teebug

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #423 on: October 22, 2019, 09:45:02 am »
Hey k8teebug - have a great race tomorrow!

Thanks!!!!

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #424 on: October 22, 2019, 09:46:04 am »
Anyone running MCM this weekend? I will be out there cheering with my purple hair!

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #425 on: October 22, 2019, 10:04:25 am »
Anyone running MCM this weekend? I will be out there cheering with my purple hair!

I'll be running!

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #426 on: October 22, 2019, 04:28:20 pm »
best of luck at the MCM, k8t and heilung.

such a fun race - for spectators.  the missus ran it several times, and because of the course layout i could meet up with her 5 or 6 times during the race.  even did the last one with the kiddos in a stroller (a jogger, naturally).  didn't jump the fence and do the last few miles with her that year, tho.
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #427 on: October 22, 2019, 04:29:29 pm »
Bunch of masochists

Heilung4eva

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #428 on: October 22, 2019, 04:30:24 pm »
Thanks, sweetcell

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #429 on: October 22, 2019, 04:31:08 pm »
Bunch of masochists

Acknowledge your limits, then exceed them. Dont be defined by what you think you cant do.

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #430 on: October 23, 2019, 02:22:28 pm »
best of luck at the MCM, k8t and heilung.

such a fun race - for spectators.  the missus ran it several times, and because of the course layout i could meet up with her 5 or 6 times during the race.  even did the last one with the kiddos in a stroller (a jogger, naturally).  didn't jump the fence and do the last few miles with her that year, tho.

I'm cheering this year and running a few with my friend who decided to run the 50K. any spectator tips are appreciated!

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #431 on: October 23, 2019, 02:24:49 pm »
WTF 60 and rain.

Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #432 on: October 23, 2019, 02:29:09 pm »
any spectator tips are appreciated!
bring marbles?
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #433 on: October 23, 2019, 03:42:33 pm »
any spectator tips are appreciated!

MCM_WalkingMap.png= https://photos.app.goo.gl/bexetGS67PoDgQBg6

this is how i've done it.  follow the yellow line starting just past mile 1, green dots represent viewing/cheering/waiting points. 

i also put together a google spreadsheet with miles and estimated times - between that and the live online tracking (for adjusting times on the spreadsheet), i knew when to expect the missus to pass by.  it's easy to jump the fence (since there isn't any) and join your runner for the last few miles, assuming you're vaguely dressed up like a runner yourself (backpacks are a giveaway).

don't say i don't ever do anything for ya.

WTF 60 and rain.

at least you won't overheat?
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #434 on: October 23, 2019, 03:45:22 pm »
Awesome! Thanks so much! Will wear my poncho.