OtherGround Forums 24 days til my first marathon

9/12/19 12:40 PM
6/26/06
Posts: 124331

Who's the lanky mofos on here with times that will top mine by over an hour?  BWS you out there?

9/12/19 12:45 PM
1/9/19
Posts: 2202

you will do GREAT!

9/12/19 12:47 PM
7/25/08
Posts: 17417

First one?

If so, good job. You've already done the hard part. The training is the grind. The spectators will carry you through the run itself.

One thing they don't tell you: MAKE SURE YOU WAKE UP EARLY ENOUGH to properly hydrate that morning.

Normally runs start early, and with all the parking sand shutttle service and getting your bib and shit it atkes time. Wake up 1/2 hour early and start hydrating. If you have to stop halfway and piss, so be it, but it's better than cramping up at mile 16 or something.

9/12/19 1:16 PM
2/5/05
Posts: 48328

I think mine took 5 1/2 hours. 

 

Beat that! 

9/12/19 3:02 PM
6/26/06
Posts: 124333
Slowshot - First one?

If so, good job. You've already done the hard part. The training is the grind. The spectators will carry you through the run itself.

One thing they don't tell you: MAKE SURE YOU WAKE UP EARLY ENOUGH to properly hydrate that morning.

Normally runs start early, and with all the parking sand shutttle service and getting your bib and shit it atkes time. Wake up 1/2 hour early and start hydrating. If you have to stop halfway and piss, so be it, but it's better than cramping up at mile 16 or something.

Who said I trained? Lol

9/12/19 3:03 PM
6/26/06
Posts: 124334
clattymine -

I think mine took 5 1/2 hours. 

 

Beat that! 

My goal is from 4 to 4:20 ish.  Some shitty hills so my approach to them will make or break me

9/12/19 3:04 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 23834

I'm doing my first marathon in October in Detroit.

Training is boring with the long runs now!

It's like you have to entertain yourself in your head after music and tv's become mundane.


Ready to get my Sunday mornings back players!

9/12/19 3:07 PM
9/13/16
Posts: 1383

my new thing to kill time is podcasts. better than music and tv IMO.

9/12/19 3:08 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 23835
tapnaporsnapbro - my new thing to kill time is podcasts. better than music and tv IMO.

Thank you! Going to go that route.
9/12/19 3:08 PM
6/26/06
Posts: 124335
tapnaporsnapbro - my new thing to kill time is podcasts. better than music and tv IMO.

Absolutely.  I only do podcasts and there's like 15 running ones

9/12/19 3:09 PM
6/26/06
Posts: 124336


I love this couple
9/12/19 3:34 PM
6/26/06
Posts: 124337
Slowshot - First one?

If so, good job. You've already done the hard part. The training is the grind. The spectators will carry you through the run itself.

One thing they don't tell you: MAKE SURE YOU WAKE UP EARLY ENOUGH to properly hydrate that morning.

Normally runs start early, and with all the parking sand shutttle service and getting your bib and shit it atkes time. Wake up 1/2 hour early and start hydrating. If you have to stop halfway and piss, so be it, but it's better than cramping up at mile 16 or something.

Marathon is in my city.  Im biking to start.  Only 5 min bikeride.   I wanted my first to be a local one for all the logistics you mentioned 

9/12/19 3:44 PM
5/28/02
Posts: 75756

First marathon was with my high school ex gf. Her room, parents room, living room, bathroom, back yard, shower. Ah good times.

10/3/19 3:36 PM
6/26/06
Posts: 124552

To say I'm going into this Sunday undertrained would be understatement of the century.   I bullshitted my way through half marathons.  This gonna be interesting!

10/3/19 3:38 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 93272

Gritty is going to have cankles come monday! 

10/6/19 6:46 AM
6/26/06
Posts: 124591

"Emerging entities " well shit that sounds legit as fuck right there.

Tuck just tell them the truth. If you don't do it I will. Fine the truth is kneeuppertuck is Satoshi Nakamoto. He started the whole thing. Phone Post 3.0

10/6/19 7:10 AM
3/16/07
Posts: 32

Good luck but prepare to be disappointed the last 5 k is the killer I was on track for 3:30 and ended up walking to a 4:07 didn't run for about two years after I was so pissed off 

10/6/19 9:01 AM
2/5/05
Posts: 48517
Girly -

Starts in one hour and reality has set in.  Fuck .  See you all in hell

Run as fast and hard as you can. That way you'll be done with it sooner. 

Good luck!

10/6/19 9:35 AM
11/13/14
Posts: 4589

Get a good sprint out.

10/6/19 9:41 AM
8/8/09
Posts: 3796

Did a 1:45 half for the hell of it doing road work last week. Never done a full. Good luck.