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Author Topic: Running Thread  (Read 50773 times)

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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #400 on: February 21, 2024, 12:44:41 PM »
Good luck! I thought I was crazy for planning two in one year, back to back is wild! Do you give yourself any time to recover after the first?

I’ve done marathons 4 and 5 weeks apart three times and it’s gone fine.  I did it last year with two spring marathons 5 weeks apart.  I usually take at least 5 days off after the first marathon and last spring I did a 10 mile long run 2 weeks post marathon and 17 miles 3 weeks post marathons (my plan called for 15-20 miles for that run).

I know people who have run marathons one week apart and even on back to back days - I don’t think I could do that.


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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #401 on: February 21, 2024, 12:47:22 PM »
New England is very hilly for running in general and not the slow rolling kind. 

Not that you probably want to eat after the marathon, but there is very good old school New England seafood restaurant right on the water called Stowe's.  They also carry Foxon Park beverages (soda) which means you can get a birch beer (soda) with your meal.

Thanks.  I seldom partake in much food or beer right after the races.  But I do like to go to a restaurant and indulge a bit after I get cleaned up.  And part of the fun of this journey for me is trying different local  beers after the race 😀

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« Reply #402 on: February 21, 2024, 01:19:23 PM »
I’ve done marathons 4 and 5 weeks apart three times and it’s gone fine.  I did it last year with two spring marathons 5 weeks apart.  I usually take at least 5 days off after the first marathon and last spring I did a 10 mile long run 2 weeks post marathon and 17 miles 3 weeks post marathons (my plan called for 15-20 miles for that run).

I know people who have run marathons one week apart and even on back to back days - I don’t think I could do that.

Wow, nice work! that makes me less concerned about my choices haha.
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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #403 on: March 17, 2024, 03:17:03 PM »
I'm in full taper mode and 'only' had to run 9 miles for my long run this week :).  The weather isn't looking the greatest for race day but nothing I can do about that.  I'm getting excited about running my first marathon in almost a year - I ran marathons last April and May but none in the fall last year.

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« Reply #404 on: March 18, 2024, 05:57:02 PM »
I'm in full taper mode and 'only' had to run 9 miles for my long run this week :).  The weather isn't looking the greatest for race day but nothing I can do about that.  I'm getting excited about running my first marathon in almost a year - I ran marathons last April and May but none in the fall last year.

Kick ass and good luck!
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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #405 on: March 18, 2024, 07:14:02 PM »

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« Reply #406 on: March 18, 2024, 09:11:53 PM »
Very sad that Kenyan runner died. 

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« Reply #407 on: March 20, 2024, 11:48:59 AM »
Got to 18mi a week and a half ago and at about 12.5mi my knee just gave out with sharp pain. Haven't done any lifting, or running since then. About to try to get back out there today to finish my last training week strong before I start my taper.
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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #408 on: March 20, 2024, 01:50:26 PM »
Got to 18mi a week and a half ago and at about 12.5mi my knee just gave out with sharp pain. Haven't done any lifting, or running since then. About to try to get back out there today to finish my last training week strong before I start my taper.

Happened to me when I was training for my first one too. I'd definitely recommend trying to get back out there but don't push it if there's a decent amount of pain. Rest and save it for race day.

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« Reply #409 on: March 20, 2024, 02:23:42 PM »
Happened to me when I was training for my first one too. I'd definitely recommend trying to get back out there but don't push it if there's a decent amount of pain. Rest and save it for race day.

Wasn't too bad in terms of today, I managed 7.02mi at 9:10/mi but definitely didn't feel "right". Will try to keep my remaining runs more casually paced till race day. Shooting for an 3:50ish time.
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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #410 on: March 23, 2024, 02:43:52 PM »
Marathon 16 and State 13 done today in Connecticut.  It was a tough one with heavy rain for the whole race.  Happy to have this one done.

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« Reply #411 on: March 23, 2024, 02:50:13 PM »
Marathon 16 and State 13 done today in Connecticut.  It was a tough one with heavy rain for the whole race.  Happy to have this one done.

Congrats!
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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #412 on: March 23, 2024, 02:55:49 PM »

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« Reply #413 on: March 23, 2024, 08:13:57 PM »
Marathon 16 and State 13 done today in Connecticut.  It was a tough one with heavy rain for the whole race.  Happy to have this one done.

Awesome! 
Sorry about my local weather with the Noreaster today..
I hope it was flat enough near the Sound.

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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #414 on: March 23, 2024, 08:30:48 PM »
Anyone hear of the Barkley Marathon? Sounds like a pretty grueling ultra marathon, but it apparently starts when the main dude lights up his Marlboro. I might kinda dig it

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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #415 on: March 23, 2024, 09:10:11 PM »
Awesome! 
Sorry about my local weather with the Noreaster today..
I hope it was flat enough near the Sound.

Thanks.  It was two loops - miles 1-4 are relatively flat and then you have 5 miles with hills - some rolling and some bigger.  And then relatively flat the rest of the way.  The two loops like of helped as I knew what to expect for hills in the second half. 

It’s a small race and I heard a number of people dropped out or dropped down to the half.  I had no one to follow at times and went down the wrong road for a little bit around mile 14 - oops 😂

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« Reply #416 on: March 26, 2024, 10:27:00 PM »
NYC lottery in two days. Don’t want to book a fall marathon until I hear if I get in, even if that’s unlikely.

I think I’m deciding between Portland, OR and Portland, ME (Maine Marathon).

Has anyone run either?

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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #417 on: March 27, 2024, 06:32:26 AM »
NYC lottery in two days. Don’t want to book a fall marathon until I hear if I get in, even if that’s unlikely.

I think I’m deciding between Portland, OR and Portland, ME (Maine Marathon).

Has anyone run either?

Good luck with the lottery!

I haven’t run either of those states yet.

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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #418 on: March 27, 2024, 07:42:50 AM »
NYC lottery in two days. Don’t want to book a fall marathon until I hear if I get in, even if that’s unlikely.

I think I’m deciding between Portland, OR and Portland, ME (Maine Marathon).

Has anyone run either?

Portland, ME is very cool!
But I have not run there so cannot comment.

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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #419 on: March 27, 2024, 07:54:16 AM »
Portland, ME is very cool!
But I have not run there so cannot comment.

Endorse.  Great city.

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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #420 on: March 27, 2024, 09:26:23 AM »
NYC lottery in two days. Don’t want to book a fall marathon until I hear if I get in, even if that’s unlikely.

I think I’m deciding between Portland, OR and Portland, ME (Maine Marathon).

Has anyone run either?

Good luck in the lottery!
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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #421 on: April 12, 2024, 10:25:24 AM »
Just completed my shakeout run before tomorrow. Despite the injury still shooting for sub 4 (goal is 3:55)

What a road it's been building up from 1 mile just to increase my pace from what I did the half at last fall.

Ran 342.94 miles in training
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Re: Running Thread
« Reply #422 on: April 12, 2024, 10:37:16 AM »
Just completed my shakeout run before tomorrow. Despite the injury still shooting for sub 4 (goal is 3:55)

What a road it's been building up from 1 mile just to increase my pace from what I did the half at last fall.

Ran 342.94 miles in training

Looks like a great weather forecast.  Good luck tomorrow!

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« Reply #423 on: April 12, 2024, 11:06:28 AM »
Nephew doing the London Marathon this weekend.  It is the last of the eight World's he hasn't completed.  2:42 in last year's Boston.

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« Reply #424 on: April 13, 2024, 03:36:33 PM »
Ran a sub 2hr half (1hr 50), maintained my pace through to 15mi where I completely fell off. I think the week and a half lost in training (especially the 15mi & 21 mi long runs) really hit hard there.

All the same I ran my first marathon 4:30. After years of Boxing, Hurling, Lacrosse, Hockey and wrestling I can say without a doubt this was the most pain I'd even been in.
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