2012 Goals: No Injuries Run 1000 miles Bayshore Marathon- May Indy Full Marathon-October
"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel
I've signed up for my 1st full marathon. January 17, 2010 in Phoenix (PF Chang's Rock-N-Roll Arizona Marathon). I've run the half at that race 3 times, but decided to step up to the full this year.
I must be crazy.
Still trying to figure out a training plan....Do I use a Novice or Intermediate plan? How many miles per week do I need to run? How many days per week (4 or 5)? Etc., etc....
Should be fun.
Marathon Maniac #6740
Goals for 2013:
Run 3 Marathons in less than 6 weeks
Run 1,500+ miles
Top 'O the World!
Good luck with that! I dunno where everybody went, but welcome! I'm no expert as I've only just 'survived' one marathon so far...two more on deck in the upcoming few months (somebody shoot me!) with the carazzzy life I lead, a specific training schedule was beyond a challenge to get through, although I do believe I would have benefited from it immensely...right now, I'm just doing my best to run every day (or nearly so) lots of miles, mostly easy, with some speed work & lengthening my weekend long runs by 2-3 miles every weekend till about two weeks out. I'm quite sure any coach out there will roll their eyes at me but, it's the best I can do right now.
I know that there are several different training approaches, techniques, plans...if nobody w/more expertise than me gets back to you, try posting over in the main boards in racing
Again, Good Luck! Enjoy R&R!! I hear they're fun!
Concept2 - Marathons Rowed April & May 2013
I'm new on here, a Brit, living in Colorado, about to turn 40, aiming for a first marathon next May...
I'm hoping to sneak home in under 3 hours. (I know, I know!) But I managed a sub 1:20 half in June, so there's hope...
I've run 7 marathons (NYC 3x, Disney, Flying Monke 2x and Asbury Park Relay - as a team of 1) and just signed up for #8 (Flying Pig). I'll probably also be running Vermont this spring and POSSIBLY running Ocean Drive.
Bring it on.
I don't know if I've said hello in here or not, so hello.
Since Summer of 2008, I've been (mostly) away smoking and getting fat again, but I'm back to running and finally decided it's time to finish what I started a couple years ago.
The current plan is to lose 50 pounds while getting back into a decent mileage range. Then start training for either White Rock (Dec 2010) or Cowtown (Feb 2011). The eventual goal is to qualify for Boston, so I need to knock another 34 minutes off my marathon to get there.
Passion is a rather frightening thing because if you have passion you don't know where it will take you.
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Hi I just joined this group because a friend presented me with the idea of doing the 2011 NYC marathon. I don't know whether or not I will be able to do it, so I will be mostly lurking and gleaning tips from the group. Thanks for being here.
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