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Questions tagged [marathon]

Questions specific to training for or running a marathon (42.2km/26.2mi).

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Marathon training with high-ish distance, low instensity

I've been cycling to work the last 2 years, and now I decided I wanted to switch it up and mostly run it. It's 7km (~4 miles I guess), so twice a day 5 days a week pretty much. Gives me ~70km per week....
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2 weeks until marathon, missed the past month of training, what should I focus on?

I've spent the past 4 months training for my first marathon. Last month I came down with the gnarliest of sinus infections and missed a full 4 weeks of training. Now I have 2 weeks until my marathon. ...
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First Marathon for treadmill runner

I have been running on a treadmill regularly as part of my gym routine for the past two years. Over the last six months or so, I have been regularly doing 5 Km in 30 mins twice a week in addition to ...
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Does excessive running training like Marathon eat away muscle growth?

Alex Viada possesses the incredible strength of a bodybuilder together with cool-looking muscle. What's more, his best mile time is a 4:32. His half marathon is 1:31. A professional long distance ...
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Can I finish a marathon without finishing training?

I'm new to running (casually started last year, running on & off). I've since run a few 5ks & 10ks. My weekly mileage is ~20 miles/week with longest run of 15 miles. If it makes any ...
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Unable to accustome to running in higher temperatures as a runner

I've just completed my first marathon last sunday. It was pretty much a global disaster. I started cramping up at the 18km (11mile) mark before completely comming to a halt at km 31 (19.5 miles). I ...
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Benefits of speedwork during Marathon-training

After several half marathons and trailruns of around the 25km, I started training for my first marathon on the 15th of Octobre this year. Currently I'm running about 4 times a week with the longest ...
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After a successful 3 month training, what could it be that made my legs refuse to finish a marathon?

I failed a marathon at 40km recently due to pain in the left knee and pain in the muscle of the right leg, what I believe could be the Vastus Medialis Obliquus according to the picture. Here you can ...
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How do marathons work?

So I am a newbie athlete, I have only ran half a marathon, and on a treadmill. I am very keen on running a full marathon, but I wanted to learn about it from professionals first. If you google "...
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Train to Run Marathons [closed]

I wish to run simple marathons. Especially marathons that ring in New Year. Here is my physical activity so far (6+ days a week) Surya Namaskar, 90 repititions 10 minute bike, or alternate day, 5 ...
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risks of running a marathon without adequate preparation

I'm discovering the running and I like it. I currently have race two 10km events (1 hour) and one 22km (2h 15') autonomy in a park. During the 20km race I had very little bad knee, perhaps due to ...
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How to help recovery after long-distance cycling race?

Yesterday I finished an anual bike race - 100km of cross-country riding with 6000m total elevation that many amateurs (over 2000) around here attempt. For most people it takes between 5 and 12 hours ...
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Im 14 and I ran 20 miles is that healthy [closed]

Is it really healthy to run that much for my age? I so how much should I run. Should I do it in moderation, or do it all in one day. I'm not sure if this is safe for my body. Please give me some ...
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How long before first marathon? [closed]

For someone of a healthy weight and in good cardiovascular shape (swimming and cycling) how long should I wait before my first marathon? Until last month I never ran more than 5 miles in my life, but ...
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Legspan requirements for different running styles?

There are many factors contributing to the legspan and rarity of people achieve maximal legspan such as different splits. The legspan affects functional skills such different running styles so having ...
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cold hands after 15km run - evening training after work

I'm preparing for a marathon. I ran 15km yesterday evening. First 10km were ok but at faster speed (10.76Km) than usual. Than the last 5km were tedious. I experienced cold hands, which I've never ...
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Is it feasible to train for a marathon in 15 weeks? I've just run a 1:55 half-marathon with no training

I signed up for a half marathon (there were half + full marathon races for the same event), taking place in April '16, and started training last week (Around 13 December). I'm not a regular runner (or ...
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Should marathon races be done at an even pace throughout or at a constant effort?

Even paces for marathons seem to be the norm, but seem to require very intense efforts near the finish. For example Greg McMillan recommends a fast finish long run to be done with an additional ...
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Sprinter but now want to take part in marathon

I was a sprinter who used to run 100, 200 metres races, but now I'm training myself to improve my stamina and run long distance races. I run on a treadmill 1 km everyday. Will a treadmill help me ...
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XC Skiing as Cross Training for Running

I would like to Cross Country Ski this winter as cross training for my next Marathon. My question is if I can ski for a number of hours and will this impact my normal run training? My last marathon I ...
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Feeling bad after a long run

Last week I ran 20km and finished running at 1 am, went back home and slept without eating a lot. I spent the next three or four days feeling tired all the day, feeling like if my body was heavier. ...
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Whats the ideal temperature for running in high humidity?

If running at 50-60 deg F is ideal for a marathon in low humidity (RH < 60%) then what is the ideal temp for high humidity (RH > 60%) ? Is it the same? It is the same but the value is more like ...
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Marathon training plan for my level of fitness?

I ran 12.5 miles at 1:40. I swim and gym regularly, and go for a 6 mile jog 4 times a week. I've got all the free time in the world. What should i use?
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Why is it hard to slow down or speed up in the second half of a long run?

I want to know what is the phenomenon, or if it exists, that makes you stay at the same pace after about 2 hours of running. Changing speeds whether its to slow down or speed up feels slightly painful ...
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How can I train for a marathon with a damaged toe?

I've recently severely damaged the ligaments on my big toe, and can barely walk and have been advised that it is likely to take at least 6 weeks before I can run on it again. Unfortunately, this ...
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Taking 'salt tablets' when running longer distances

I'm running a marathon in March (my 5th overall) and the last marathon I suffered with severe cramp after 23 miles. I've been advised to take 'salt tablets' by another runner. I've done some research ...
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Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 36 Weeks

I'll try to keep this as short as possible but if this exceeds the limit then please bear with me. I'm 29 y/o Indian male and I was a serious (if not professional) body builder when I was younger. I ...
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How many Honey do I need for a UltraMarathon 80K and 4400meters D+? [closed]

I plan to drink Honey as my source of glycogen for a Ultra Marathon of 80 Kilometers and 4400 meters D+, I'm planning to do it between 12 and 14 hours, so my question is How much milliliters of Honey ...
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Ice for recovery?

What are the benefits of using ice for recovery? I have heard that you should not use ice, if the goal is to recover faster.
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I have 10 weeks to go from running 12 miles once every few weeks to running a 24 mile race/run. Can anyone advise me on a training plan?

I run approximately 10 - 12 miles every few weekends and then the odd 5 mile run in between. I have misjudged time and agreed to run a 24 mile run in just over 10 weeks. Can anyone advise me on a ...
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Should I stay away from racing long distances if my main concern is health?

I've read somewhere that ultra running is bad for your body, and that even marathons take their toll. Does this mean that if I don't care about the glory of finishing marathons and ultramarathons I ...
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Is it better to run 3 ten mile runs with food breaks or one 24-26 mile run when training for a marathon?

Is it better to run 3 ten mile runs with food breaks or one 24-26 mile run when training for a marathon? How would this translate to a race time?
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Is it possible to qualify for Boston or break 3 hours in a marathon with only weekend training?

Is it possible to qualify for Boston or break 3 hours in a marathon with only weekend training? Currently running +10 miles twice a week on the weekend and I am wondering how far that might take me ...
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How to train for marathon if I haven't been running, but walking a lot?

I have very little experience with running, actually last X year I was running only to catch a bus. But I walk a lot, I make 40 km without a problem. However, when I've tried to run, I've finished ...
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Can walking fast help run fast?

In the past I've felt faster after a month or two of marching with a backpack at a fast pace like +4 mph. Now I'm interested in actually being fast in a 5k and quickly expand it to a marathon distance....
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What is the optimum age for running a marathon for men?

I'm 27 and soon to be approaching my 3rd marathon, this time in London. I'm not a competitive runner but enjoy the physical and mental challenge that a marathon brings. I've spoken to a fellow ...
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Running in strong wind

I ran an extremely windy half-marathon yesterday, and this got me thinking. In medium- to long-distance races (say 10km to a marathon), what are good strategies for dealing with strong headwind and ...
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Mass doubling for a healthy man from marathon training (summer) to weight training (winter)? Normal?

I have trained a variety of sports such as soccer, swimming, skiing -- and later in the university got interested in weight-lifting. I do 6 months' fat-burning training such as marathon etc (summer) ...
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Should I run a marathon without training for it if I'm training for half-marathon?

In a few weeks I'm going to run my first half-marathon. I ran a lot of 10K races, but never a marathon. Should I run a marathon a couple of months later my half-marathon, without a specific training?...
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How to train, eat and relax in the week before my first marathon

My first marathon is this coming weekend. Many months of training are behind me, and I'm feeling pretty good as the race approaches. But I am a little unsure as to how to prep over the next week. As ...
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What material of underwear should I use for running?

I have had this doubt for quiet some time now. The place where I live is quite hot & humid. So, I wear cotton briefs always, including while running. While I run the half marathons or while I go ...
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Maintenance of the Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle for Long-distance Running?

The Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle can be in an intense training during long-distance running, particularly if forefoot running. How do you maintain the Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle for long-...
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how many high intensity interval training (HIIT) schedules can/should I do per week?

I am currently training for marathons (half & full) coming up in quick successions. My best is 1 hr 44 min for a half marathon. I haven't attempted the full marathon yet. But I have got the ...
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What is a safe distance for a barefoot running on asphalt?

I mean not totally barefoot, I mean using VFF or something like Nike free run 3.0, in my long run I do a good 10-13k in barefoot, but after that my feets gets a lot of pain. I think my foots has been ...
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How should I transition into minimalist running shoes?

I have spent the last few years running in stability shoes with orthotics (Brooks Adrenaline line) to prevent ankle pain caused by overpronation. My joints and muscles are fine after long runs (...
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Dealing with jet lag when travelling internationally for a marathon?

I live in Europe and will be travelling to the US for the Chicago marathon. I would like to stay a week in the US. How do you minimize the effects of jet lag for the day of the race? Is it best to ...
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Resume training for a marathon after forced break, one month left, recommend a plan

I have trained for Kuala Lumpur 2013 marathon since April. The marathon is on 30th June. I have injured my heel in the training and I was out for 4 weeks in May. I have started training again last ...
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Finding the correct Marathon Pace

Last Sunday on the weekly LSR, I got to talk with a follow runner that was about to run his first Marathon in 2 months time. The subject was how to find the correct Marathon pace, and it turned out ...
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Which diet helps you best during marathon preparations? [closed]

I am preparing for marathon and I feel the need to change my diet to prepare better for this event. What is your experience? Which changes did in your diet helped you most? What was hardest to give up?...
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Proper running form - landing on balls of feet?

I've had trouble with shin splints, my IT band, and extremely sore ankles / knees before from long runs before. In order to try preventing this, I've switched landing on my heel while running to ...