>Look What I Can Do!>My Marathon Training
How To Run a Marathon: Step 1 - start running. There is no Step 2.
The Logic of Long Distance
Physicist Richard Feynman once said, "VO2Max and five bucks will get you a cup of joe at Starbucks."
Listen. Yeah, it's gonna hurt some. That's the marathon business. But here's the thing. When it starts to get intense, that's not time to panic. This is what you wanted to happen. It means that all the training, all the miles, all the wakeups, all the cold, all the wet, all the sleep-deprived days and all the shit you've done to yourself over the last 6 plus months is finally about to pay off. It means you've put yourself where you wanted to be. You've given yourself an opportunity that very few will ever have. You've given yourself a chance. Now finish it.
Hold the Mayo
"You're Not Winning"
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Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to
remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.
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Berner - Can you speak a little more to what type / frequency of speed work you were doing as part of this plan? I'm nowhere near ready for something like this, but it would be nice to see the other pieces in your experiment, for future reference.
Did you do any downhill running? You live in Chicago. StG marathon falls 1/2 mile over the length of its course, which is a TON.
A Saucy Wench
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7