marathon training

For many of us, marathon training will soon be in full-swing, with both weekly mileage and the distance of your long runs
Getting up at 5 a.m. definitely hovers just above one of the lower levels of hell. No question. There are days that the forces
"I recommend runners start early and often," said Bede in regards to the best time to begin fueling during the race. "Start
A marathon is 26.2 miles in distance and takes the average runner approximately four to five hours to complete. In that amount of time and distance, a runner will shed roughly two pounds of body weight. Running a marathon is hard. Training for a marathon is even harder.
Above all else, trust your gut. Look for a knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer who feels like the most natural fit. That's the one to hire because she'll not only help you reach your goals, but will also keep you feeling comfortable, motivated and inspired throughout the process.
Now they make a list of all the races they want to do each year and agree that only one person can train for a big race at
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It hasn't been easy, especially during the brutal winter. He runs with a Camelbak, and on his first 10-miler it froze. When
Running hard from the very start can put you over the pace you should be running, increasing your heart rate past the aerobic
For reasons greater than myself, I decided to dedicate my time to train for the NYC marathon and drastically altered my lifestyle to accomplish this immense personal feat. With the support of my wife and my two beautiful sons, I thought to myself, "There is no better time then now to challenge myself and do this."
As I cross the most famous finish line in the world, they say my name. I make sure to look up at the cameras. I need to get my medal before I collapse. I am about to turn off Boylston Street, asking for directions to the Westin, where my team was meeting. Boom. I turn around and see a plume of smoke.
Having run two marathons in the past, I know firsthand the dedication and inner fortitude it requires to train for and complete a marathon. What marathon runners know about suffering can help us all learn how to cope with this tragedy and rise above it.
The similarities between distance running and money management are astounding when you think about it: The planning, the patience, the determination.
How can words possibly describe how fantastic, how beautiful, and how majestic the marathon is? I don't think they can. However, I would like to share a few lessons that I learned while becoming a marathoner. They say that the marathon is a metaphor for life, and I couldn't agree more.
The 26.2 miles I will run on November 4 may be for my father and other stroke survivors, but this race has become about so much more. Since deciding to run the marathon, I have traveled over 900 miles by foot, and spent nearly 140 hours training.
It has been such a great privilege these last two weeks to visit old friends and make new ones. One question that inevitably continues to come up as I visit more people is what I will do after the run.
The finishing time for the first Olympic marathon was 2 hours 58 minutes and 50 seconds. The medalists in the men's race next week will likely cross the line at close to two hours, and women will not be too far behind.
It's hard to believe that in a matter of a few months I'll be running over 13 miles. In fact, it's the first time in a long time that I've donned athletic apparel more than two days in a row.