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Running a marathon

Postby SkullsY on Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:44 pm

Has anyone every run one before? I really want to do one, but I have a few questions around the subject. I know it takes a severe amount of mental and physical effort and training, but I'm prepared to put in both. I like a good challenge and being that I want to get in better shape, I could find no better alternative than to aim to achieve running a marathon.

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Re: Running a marathon

Postby Rico on Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:13 pm

I've never run a marathon, but I've done two on a Concept 2 indoor rowing machine, if that helps. :D
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Re: Running a marathon

Postby Mez on Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:51 pm

I'm doing the Great South Run which is 10 miles in October.

I recommend that you start with the 10 mile events or half marathons and build yourself up.


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Re: Running a marathon

Postby SkullsY on Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:58 pm

Yeah I will do Mez, there's a half-marathon in October too, I think?

Might see you there! :)
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Re: Running a marathon

Postby bigbmxdave on Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:36 pm

Im a keen amateur runner, the best advice I can give you if you are starting from scratch is to take your time with training and dont push yourself too hard. Probably about 50% of people in your situation go out for the first few runs, get all psyched and try to run too far or too fast then spend the next few days nursing pains in their legs and being totaly put off the idea of running.

Start off slow, jog a minute, walk a minute.


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