40 ! Oh my God

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05/01/2007 at 21:10
Forty this year and i am thinking of doing to many marathons for my own good . Will my knee finally blow . Heard of some doing 4 , 8 , 10 . Any suggestions ?
05/01/2007 at 21:18
We won't be impressed with anything less than one a week.
05/01/2007 at 21:19
Or one trained for and done properly :o)
Blisters    pirate
05/01/2007 at 23:55
Whatever you do, train sensibly and good luck. We aren't spring chickens, so need to increase the trainng load gradually, and accept that we will need to visit the physio every month or two.

Hippsy does over 10 a year.
Lots are doing 2 a year and going full out for top whack pbs. It's possible to think about more, but summer is bad for pbs.

Take you HM time, double it and add 10 to 15 minutes.

And don't forget to enjoy the 20 mile training runs, you'll be doing lots.
06/01/2007 at 00:22
40 races is the way to go - fit as many marathons in as you like.
06/01/2007 at 09:33
why not:))

whats wrong with your knee though
and have you done a marathon before?
Dark Vader    pirate
06/01/2007 at 09:40
There is a guy in my running club, probably about 55, and he did 38 marathons last year.. most of them under 4 hrs.. truly amazing...

He is pretty much injury free and he said they become easier and the body just adapts to the endurance technique...

He has been a member of the 100 Club for quite a while....

06/01/2007 at 09:44
I wont say they ger easier-but yes, your body does adapt

wonder if i know him dark
06/01/2007 at 10:09

Depends what you are after Haggy

Lots of mediocre training runs done with lots of people...

Or train specifically for and acheive your potential in one - or possible two races!

And anything in between those two

It's your choice
06/01/2007 at 12:56
I have ran a couple of marathons and quite a few halfs . I get an ache in my knee but it never hurts when running .I have trained hard all over christmas and i am doing the coastal marathon in february . I am not sure if i could go the next step and do an ultra .
06/01/2007 at 13:43
do you want to
06/01/2007 at 13:49
I would like to try and run something this year i probably will not do again . There is a 40 mile ultra in March and i turn 40 in April . Not sure if i train enough currently running 3 times a week .
06/01/2007 at 13:50
the Compton full 40???
I havent done that-but i hear good reports of it
06/01/2007 at 18:51
How much time should you allow on your marathon pace . 40 = full marathon + half marathon = nervous laugh .
06/01/2007 at 18:53
I should know this, but i dont

look, go and post that question in the ultra section

Ive only done 12 ultras
and my pacing sucks

07/01/2007 at 14:28
You might be thinking of the Barry 40 track race held early march. I did that in 5'50 and I'd done a 3'27 marathon the previous Autumn. Just under 8 min mile pace for themarathon and just under 9 minute mile pace for the 40-very consistent as it turns out.
I turned 40 2 years ago and celebrated with a 24 hour race 2 days before in Arizona + a visit to the Grand Canyon.
Why not combine a special marathon with a trip somewhere and enjoy the experience.

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