Preparing for a marathon from scratch, in 22 weeks.
I don't think I would go through the charity way either. I'm not doing it for the 10k either. Member of staff invited me, to bring in a sponsorship form, but she was surprised when i said I was doing it for me, Personally, I think that some individuals have forgotton that its ok to just run for oneself.
I'm about to start looking now for a training regimene.
Glad people are enjoying their running.
So I did my first run sunday i really didn't want to go but once I started I felt bloody awesome so glad that i went
Good for you booktrunk.
I'm totally confused by the different trainning programs for marathons.
there are so many out there it's daft.
You need to decide how many days you want to train a week. 3, 4, or 5. I went for a 3 times a week plan, and added a 4th and 5th day at times myself, but only HAD to run the 3 times a week. I found this helped me. I think if i started knowing i had to run 5 days a week i would have been defeated before I started.
Once you've decided on the amount of weeks, then I guess you need to decide on what sort of time you want to finish at and setup maybe 3 plans with that target and then just decide which is best for you!
Thanks for that booktrunk, will be bearing your words in mind.
So are we all excited n going to try applying for the asics marathon places, to get some serious training support, etc... how awesome would that be.
do you think we should all wear asics clothing as it says include a recent piccy I'm going with me just after I finished my marathon, wearing my asics hehe
Did 6k in 41:18 last night. So not bad.
I've just come across this tread and flicked through your journey from 0-marathon.
I am currently doing a 0-marathon training plan (also from ascis) for the london marathon next year. I am on week 4, and my initial excitment and motivation was feeling a bit weak today- probably due to the cold/rain/tired, hense my visit to runnersworld. then I saw this thread and am truely motivated to complete my challenge.
I wasnt sure 26 weeks would be enough to go from fat and lazy to marathon finisher, but seeing you achieve it in such an inspirational way has given me hope
congratulations and good luck with your future running, gj
Thank you gj
Good luck with your plan. Just remember try to enjoy yourself at the same time as that will make things easier, and don't give up come and give us all a shout if you are struggling. It's not about speed it's about the awesome feeling you will get on the day. The hardest bit is the training, the marathon is fine, every step will take you closer to the end and it's great
Which Garmin do you have booktrunk? I have just ordered the garmin forerunner10. It looks perfect for beginners like me, who don't have a clue.
Where is the asics marathon?
Lol with you Booktrunk.
I just can't afford any of the other's. But me and buttons don't mix , I should really try harder withh IT, I can't even use facebook or twitter yet (properly).
Wow Paris, went there at least ten years or so ago. I went on my own alas, but still. It was quite an experience. I'm sure you will love it there.
Its taking me two hours to do 6 miles, terrible time.
I'm looking foorward to getting mine on Wednesday, the reviews are mixed,, but I think it will be a good starter gps starter for me.
It sounds like it will be great
Just make sure you sync it up so it doesn't loose any data
Slow n steady you know that's how i started in fact how i still go Just keep plodding along and a litte speed comes with time.
I will synchronise it. The guy in shop said all I need is my weight, and something else I'm sure the instructions will remind me. I will download the details after each jog, hopefully by doing that, I will be keeping up with myself.
Enjoy all your Friday evenning.
Hope you're keeping well, sure you'llget on fine with your 110, that's what I've got and I find it perfectly adequate. The watch itself saves all of your activity and if you want to, you can download the data to your laptop/ PC. I don't tend to bother as am just happy enough to see what pace I'm going at and how far I've gone. (and of an age where I still work in miles!) Haven't set the watch to kilometres but if that's your preference, really easy to do.
Hi Steph, great idea re: your Asics 26.2 entry, Think you stand a good chance as you've got a good story and already use the forum - which category you going for? (now you've got the Tshirt for the first timer)
I'm sure you would put a great time in booktrunk.
Jen, Its the forerunner10 not the 110, or is it the same one? I'm like you with regards to miles and km. What I don't get is that marathons and half marathons are still in miles, whereas the smaller runs are in kilometers 5k and 10k for example, or is it just me that doesn't get it?
Hi dj gi yes this is a good thread, there are a good mixture of threads on here. It is hard work when the dark cold wet nights draw in, but I find sometimes its refreshing at times. You will find all people who come here very welcoming.
I managed to do 10k today, according to google maps. Although I walked one min, jogged two, and did it in 1 hour 14 mins, a fast walk for some people. But its a start, and makes me a little more comfortable for my 10k run on the 24th November.
Enjoy your runs today.
Hey Team - first time forum user, feels like abit of group online dating haha. Well I have the introductories out of the way. i just wanted to mentioned that I just completed my 1st marathon in a time of 4hrs 35mins. Phew! I have that off my chest, the first 30km were at a 5:45m per km and then the last 12km went slightly pear-shaped. Due to recovering from a broken leg, stabbing pains in the leg for the last month of training meant I only went for 3/4 runs. I was pretty happy and to finish inside an Olympic Stadium, not bad.
I signed up in mi july and tried to follow a 12 week programme with varying levels of success.
I'm moving onto testing out an Olympic Dist. tri but only have speedo's, goggles and some shoes - neone know where I can find a half decent road bike? Can't afford anything over 500 quid.......
excuse the lack of reading all the posts, I will get onto it now but thought of diving head first into a post.
bye for now
Hi Novice kiwi,
It's always hard the first post. Thats a good time you put in there. Best place for a bike I would guess Amozon or Ebay. Godd time for your first marathon. Are you now going for a triatholon? I struggled a little with your abreveation.
Me I'm training to do my first marathon April 2013 in Manchester, I have a 10k again in Manchester end of November.
There a good bunch in here as most of the forums are, enjoy them.
thanks for the note.I will check out amazon.too - good luck for the run in April. You'll enjoy the experience Im sure. I am super keen on the garmin Forerunner 310 or 620 - lot of cash tho hey.Good luck 1st time marathon goers, my only tip would be from having just finished one is to run a 4 hour run at least once so you body knows what it feels like and also no harm in doing a 35km training run or a 40km - my training plan said not to. The last 12kms were super slow for me as I think mentally it was unchartered waters so I was going for survival mode rather than yeah I've done this and keeping to a set pace.
just tossing up the idea to do Paris maybe aswell - means traning in the cold wet and snow here in Holland hmm
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