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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #495 on: November 15, 2022, 10:32:58 am »
I ran the NYC Marathon a number of times back in the day. Several times I would see runners smoking before the start of the race. They were always speaking French.

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #496 on: November 15, 2022, 10:52:39 am »
How quickly can a non runner become a runner and possibly run a marathon? Is that the dumbest thing ever to do?

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« Reply #497 on: November 15, 2022, 11:05:48 am »
How quickly can a non runner become a runner and possibly run a marathon? Is that the dumbest thing ever to do?

https://www.womensrunning.com/training/road/go-couch-marathon-training-plan/

Not the dumbest. Some people have gone to multiple Ween shows.

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« Reply #498 on: November 15, 2022, 11:07:28 am »
How quickly can a non runner become a runner and possibly run a marathon? Is that the dumbest thing ever to do?

https://www.womensrunning.com/training/road/go-couch-marathon-training-plan/

Not the dumbest. Some people have gone to multiple Ween shows.

sick burn.

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #499 on: November 15, 2022, 11:19:06 am »
How quickly can a non runner become a runner and possibly run a marathon? Is that the dumbest thing ever to do?

4-5 months minimum

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« Reply #500 on: November 15, 2022, 11:20:19 am »

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #501 on: November 15, 2022, 11:22:02 am »
If you're serious, this will change your life:

https://mcrrc.org/training-programs/spring/first-time-marathon-training-program/

I am *somewhat* serious... I need a health goal and while I've always been active, historically I'm a BAD runner... Injuries, probably not warming up/stretching properly, going too hard too fast has always messed up any potential of continuity.

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #502 on: November 15, 2022, 01:07:27 pm »
i think the missus was on a 4-month program for her first marathon.  the programs work, but they're pretty serious time commitments.   the missus was highly motivated so she didn't mind waking up an hour earlier each day to do her training, dedicating a good chunk of her saturdays to the weekly long run, etc.  i'll ask her which program she used...
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« Reply #503 on: November 17, 2022, 02:10:00 pm »
i'll ask her which program she used...

https://www.halhigdon.com/training/marathon-training/

she highly recommends it.  even has an app!
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #504 on: November 17, 2022, 03:04:58 pm »
Training for a marathon solo is hardcore - I could never do it!

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #507 on: October 11, 2023, 10:44:10 am »
Training for a marathon solo is hardcore - I could never do it!

Meh, I trained solo for 13 out of the 17 I ran.

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #508 on: October 11, 2023, 10:45:17 am »
Goodness avg 4:36 mile!Ö canít imagine doing 1

https://www.runnersworld.com/races-places/a45477639/kelvin-kiptum-2023-chicago-marathon-stats/

That's about 17 seconds for every 100 meters, right? I couldn't run that fast for even 100 meters, even when I was in my 20's and 30's.