How many marathons?

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18/04/2003 at 20:08
Here's one to throw out to you all: how many marathons a year is a good idea and how many is completely insane? Seems to me many of you do more than a couple, but surely you'd spend half your time tapering. Any opinions?
18/04/2003 at 20:16
i think 24 or 25 is about normal
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
18/04/2003 at 20:31
And now for a serious answer - not more than two.
18/04/2003 at 20:32
oooops
18/04/2003 at 20:54
Whaddya mean, how many a year? I've done one every 21 years, I think that's enough (and due another this year)
18/04/2003 at 21:02
Two - one spring and one autumn. I might consider more when I'm older but not run them as races - go somewhere like Rome / Barbados and run as long runs.
Plum    pirate
18/04/2003 at 22:55
I do 5 or 6 a year but not all are raced some are just for fun!
18/04/2003 at 22:56
Ok Jim
how do you manage between them
advice please
19/04/2003 at 08:02
When I was a teenager 20 years a ago I did the Inverclyde marathon 3 years in a row....after a long absence, I did Loch Ness Dublin and Luton last Year..... Im hooked again and this year, Ive gone completly bananas. As well as all the 10kms and 1/2s that are in my area, Im planning to do 10 Marathons 1 Duoathlon (Corrieyairack) and depending on how I feel later in the year I'll consider the 2 Bridges 35mile Ultrathon.
Paris,Rotterdam,Lochaber,Belfast,Prague,Leiden,Edinburgh,LochNess,Amsterdam,Luton. Ive done the first two and feeling good. Enjoying a weekend rest before next week at Lochaber. I would of thought 10 was a lot until I met people in Luton last year some who were in the 100 marathon club and some who had done over 500 marathons one guy did almost 1 a weekend albeit @ 5hrs. Keep on running .......EEyin
19/04/2003 at 09:33
Hi started runningage 40yrs halves then got the bug for marathons 1st in 88 i did Notts 89 my 1st of 10 london all so 2 other Notts in 96 did london april Notts sept New York nov,1999 got the dredded cancer,couldnt get a london number untill this year got club no,the training did me the would of good,on the day was a bit to hot finished 4-53-57 GREAT!!!!
KEEP GOING Ann
Monique    pirate
19/04/2003 at 10:03
I would say 2 if you plan to race them hard. As many as you want if you use them for training runs- how else could you get to be a member of the hundred marathon club.
19/04/2003 at 10:12
Good luck Ann, and well done

What 100 marathon club
Monique    pirate
19/04/2003 at 10:26
I don't know the address but if you do one hundred marathons you're eligable to join. Not something I desire to do particularly, bet members post on here though- Timothy Rainey?
19/04/2003 at 10:27
oh my god
The temptation

Im prob too old and unfit and started too late
19/04/2003 at 11:39
98 for me
19/04/2003 at 12:32
100 for me
19/04/2003 at 13:06

Pollard, you can't join - you've been 'blackballed' !!!!
19/04/2003 at 14:55

Try this . . . 100 Marathon Club

72 to go for me . .

Plum    pirate
19/04/2003 at 15:24
Marathon hippo

Like Minique says i only race perhaps 2 or 3 a year.
I train fairly regularily and do a run of 12 miles plus every weekend all that happens is when a marathon approaches I just throw on a couple of longer runs a couple of weeks before.

It took a long time to get myself fit but now I am there I try to keep it going.
I have a really physical job that helps maintain my cardio-vascular sytem as well.
The only problem is I do try to pretend Im not injured and try to run them off as I dont like sitting arond.
This just came and bit me in the A**e at the flm as the niggly hamstring I have been trying to pretend wasnt there for a month finally made me grind to a halt and left me witha time an hour slower than normally expected.

It is not everyones cup of tea but I am lucky that I seem able to bash myself to bits week in week out without too much damage.
Saying that watch this space in a year!!!!
Plum    pirate
19/04/2003 at 15:25
Sorry Monique for minimizing you.
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