Any Marathoners here?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by progman_2000, May 2, 2008.

  1. progman_2000

    progman_2000 Rookie

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    I agree - training for my last marathon the only time I would notice substantial pain in my knees were the mornings after I played tennis.
     
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  2. Hankenstein

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    I ran Stockholm Marathon back in 1999. Very very veeeeeeery boring experience. It´s two laps so when you have run for example 20 km the signs says "20 km - 40 km" and it´s all asphalt.

    It was much more fun to run Lidingöloppet. A 30 km long terrain-race in the forrests in Stockholm that ends with a 3 km long 10 degree climb.
     
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  3. Serve em Up

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    Training is progressing. Mileage is starting to add up and get a little intense. 17 mile long run last weekend.

    Up to low 40's for weekly mileage.

    Like the previous poster, my shins really hurt after playing tennis. The combination of running plus that stress of tennis doesn't seem to be very leg friendly.
     
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  4. progman_2000

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    Hey Serve Em Up,
    I don't know if you ever go to the Runners World Forum, but they have a Marine Corp Marathon sub forum:

    http://forums.runnersworld.com/eve/forums/a/frm/f/504106038

    Just thought I would throw that out there - the forum in general has great info but that one might have some good stuff for you. Good luck with the MCM training!
     
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  5. Serve em Up

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    Thanks, I like RW, I didn't know there was an MCM forum.
     
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  6. raiden031

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    I'm training for a marathon in October. One issue I find is trying to stay out of the heat but not running in the dark at the same time because there are some shady people in my community. I'm wondering if there is any benefit to splitting the running into a morning and evening run so that I can run more each day but in shorter durations? So for example, if I ran like 6 miles in the morning and 6 miles that same night, would that be like running 12 miles in one session?
     
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  7. Moz

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    Running 6 miles twice in a day will not be as beneficial as running 12 miles once. If you had asked whether two 7.5 mile runs would be like one 12 mile run you'd be closer to the mark.

    There is benefit of splitting into two workouts to get more running in but best to do this only when maxed out on your single runs. Although if you are tired and are scheduled for an easy or recovery run you could split those to aid recovery.

    Good luck.
     
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  8. dak95_00

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    NO!!!!!!
    Especially if this is your long run of the week. Stick to whatever training regiment that you are doing and listen to your body for injuries and such. These runs are designed to teach your body what it will do to complete the marathon.

    As far as heat, I find that if I can go to a shady nature area/park that has trails, the temperature can be as much as 10 degrees lower and I also find that if I do out and back runs that I'll be more successful. That is, for a 12 mile run, I might run out 7-8 miles away from my house and then turn around to come back leaving me planty of distance to cool off/walk off the rest before I do the most important thing ever.......Stretch!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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