Yeah runners high is such an addictive thing. You really do start to like it then want more. But running a marathon is a feat of perseverance. It’s mental and quits being a runners high around mile 12. Then it becomes about knowing you can do it and having a plan. But yay for running just as you said, for fun. It should always be fun. We were born to run!
No I don’t do L. A.
Finishing a that pace, and without walking, is still a great accomplishment.
@Logorithim for freakin sure! Not a bad pace as long as you finish. Better to go slow and run the whole thing than half to stop.
I agree. My father is still running marathons every few years in his mid-70s, by the way, and he does it without stopping.
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Don’t agree on the shoes. Mileage and everything, I get it. But I rotate very similar shoes when training. I would never race in new shoes. I wear the same ASICS model different generations most of the time. I buy a second pair of my favourite in a different color than the trainers I practice in. But I also wear the race day shoes for several runs leading up to the race. You can get 200 mile stay out of a shoe. Even wearin the same model but different generation bothers me. SOmetimes they are heavieror more tread.
I rotate shoes too, and I got 800 miles out the last pair of trainers I used. You can break in the racing shoes in shorter races, even "staged" ones a week or so before you race.
You walked 26.2 miles not kilos? That’s 16 hours.
Ours marathon were much more little but they were called marathon. We only have to do them for 20 min to 1 hours (depending on our age).
Tots lot of time but a if you can run a 10k already you can push through a half with no training
10k’s are fun. They’re my favorite.
So, have you done a marathon?
No not a USTAF official marathon. I qualified to run the Boston in USTAF 10k for running time in a 10k the year of the Boston bombing. But I wasn’t prepared to run the Boston mentally. Bit like you say, I still don’t think I could finish the race in under four hours at the time. It’s more mental than anything else. I could easily run 18 miles but not at the pace I needed to not embarrass myself for 26.2. I’m faster these days though because I have better technique that is more efficient. I know I can run the distance it just comes down to pace and planning. I won’t run it if I can’t finish in the time limit.
I know of Pune but no, not the run and I wouldn’t Boston would be where I hang my hat.
Code to qualifying.
For me Incase there ever was. nah I started speed drills and running up hills to outrun an assailant.
Perfect length in my opinion. Maybe run a marathon if you feel like it but any 10 mile run feels really good. You can do it every weekend.
that was the worst, lol. Out of breath and I my esophagus hurts.
Extremely fair. It takes a lot of time.
did you ever participate in any marathon?