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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:56 pm    Post subject: Marathon...is this possible?? Reply with quote

Hey All, Very Happy

New to this forum, and had a question for all of you that have run many marathons. I am training right now for a 1/2 on June 16th. The training is going great! I am wondering..I have a friend that just asked me to do a full with her in October...is that a possibilty? I know that the training is hard, and I am willing to put in the time, but is that just asking too much too soon??
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're in good enough shape to handle the half in June (without being completely shot from it), then building up to the full marathon distance by October is perfectly reasonable.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dan,

I already know at this point the half will be fine for me. I didn't start training from no base, when starting this year I was already running 8 miles for my long runs (which I know isn't a lot...considering) and have done alot of duathlons/tri's in the past 3-4 years. The Mary is such a L O N G distance, Shocked and I didn't want to risk injury, or do it and be completely shot from it. Just thought the advice from those who had been there before would be great!
Thanks so much. I am still considerig, but think Oct might be on my race squedule. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't been there, myself, and probably never will... I just know it's a reasonable, normal build-up. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan wrote:
I haven't been there, myself, and probably never will... I just know it's a reasonable, normal build-up. Smile

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I do not see myself running a marathon: in the military you learn how not to react to “giggles.” I guess some persons need to prove to themselves that they are tough; the problem is from my perspective, the marathon is simply a form of self—inflicted unnecessary damage.
I may run one marathon before I die, but I do doubt it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No tough guy...or girl.. to prove here, Indeurr. I just love to run! And am a person that likes ot live w/ no regrets...would I "regret" not doing one before I cannot any longer...YES!!! But not out to prove my toughness! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sportymama wrote:
No tough guy...or girl.. proving here, Indeurr. I just love to run! And am a person that likes ot live w/ no regrets...would I "regret" not doing one before I cannot any longer...YES!!! But not out to prove my toughness! Laughing


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Why "even if" only one time? In my case, I have known just too many persons with artificial knees who were only in their forties. Not every body's body can take it as well as others.
Just do what makes you happy, but remember there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coming from one that has run a few marathons - its a race nothing more nothing less. It is a test but then again all races are - just a different type of one. It is not the end all be all that some make it out to be it suits some people and others not. Cryptic enough for you all...

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In all seriousness - Following a well thought out plan will give you plenty of time to increase from a half marathon to a full marathon by October. Just that make sure you have a well thought out plan and follow it. If you have any questions feel free to ask - Good luck in your race
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks AM Runner. I have been following a great plan. Slow build up. If I come up with any ??'s I will ask.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool please do - so based on your locale - you doing Twin Cities? I think you also said October time frame its mid -october right?
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes...it is the Twin Cities. I am running Grandma's half on June 16th.

Thanks again for the input...any little bit helps. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well good luck in both of those endeavors
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sporty Mamma-

I did my first half marathon when my son turned 6 months- it was a huge goal for me and that was in Feb. I am doing another half on June 7th and then a marathon in October as well. It is totally possible for you. My goal is to feel good at this half and then start training to finish the marathon. I too love to run, I am not to prove anything but to myself for training and finishing. I used to compete in figure and fitness competitions but then found a love for running- in fact I was training for my first marathon when I found out I was pregnant- I think the running made me relax and have fun and helped my mental state- now I know what that runner's high everyone talks about feels like. I was also scared of getting injured but I revamped my diet ( meal plan) and started taking awesome natural supplements such as glutamine, BCAA's and now I take the best glucosamine and I see a huge difference. Good luck with your training.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you've got your races well spaced. Good luck next month!

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Just wondering if there are any special exercises that runners do that I may not know. Thanks for sharing.

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