Rome Marathon 2013

A board for all those considering running the Rome Marathon in 2013

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18/01/2013 at 10:53

Just starting to snow here in St Neots.

Like you Kirsty, I am a slave to my schedule. i fortunately have a treadmill in my garage, which i hate using, but it looks like I'll have no choice.

I was due to do 16 miles on Sunday.

Good luck to all and in the words of Sergeant Phil Esterhaus:

Hey, let's be careful out there

You probably have to be a certain age to understand that and unfortunately, I am.



18/01/2013 at 11:18

I don't think i'm that old?!  i have no idea what that reference was to?!

kirsty, 18,19, 20 miles, I wouldn't worry, it's all much the same disatnce really, the biggest difference is in your mind. I've trained doing loads of 20+ runs, including marathons for marathons in the past, yet the last marathon I did I got my second best ever time and only did one 20 mile run, an 18 and a 17.

And if the snows really bad find a park, football pitch, old railway line...

18/01/2013 at 11:23

Hey guys,

Someone might have asked this already before, but I unfortunately havent been good at following this thread...

I am a little concerned about the Cobbles of the Rome Marathon. Does anyone have any tips for training for these. And how bade are they??

Hopefully someone can reassure me

18/01/2013 at 15:07

Signed up for Rome 2013 which will be my second marathon. Anybody have any idea what kind of temperatures can be expected in Rome at that time of year?

19/01/2013 at 14:02

taken from here

Having been in the general area at that time of year before unless they experience some freak weather it'll be like a perfect English summers day.

Louise, I have no idea about the cobbles, first time for me, Im not even thinking about them

Edited: 19/01/2013 at 14:03
19/01/2013 at 15:28
That's my 18 miler done for the weekend Was a good group of 9 together playing in the snow. Pace was a steady 10 min/mile which was comfy. Felt amazing and like I could have carried on forever
19/01/2013 at 19:21

17,18,19,20 doesn't make much difference they're all long runs and all count. Treat anything over 16 class as a lsr. Everyone is different and your body cannot keep enough energy to run infinite distance, it's about 18-22 miles and your legs won't have enough energy left, the science goes something like... leg muscles will stop burning glycogen and looks to burn fat, which is harder to do and this is when your body will tell you to STOP! YOU'RE DOING DAMAGE! then start creating havoc to make you stop...the famous wall. But training helps your body manage to do this. Lactic acid attacks the muscles as soon as you stop though so don't stop lol

I did 3 hours on a treadmill this afternoon, set up a monitor and watched a film, felt good after then had a bath sat down and fell fast asleep for an hour. Miles up to about 50 a week now. Tired and hungry all the time!

19/01/2013 at 19:22

I can assure you the last thing that'll worry you at 25 miles is some cobbles

20/01/2013 at 01:23

I've done 31 miles up and down a hill in Sardinia on nothing but 500ml of isotonic drink, used up 4409 kcals allegedly, but I am a lardarse!

20/01/2013 at 07:11

Hi All, I just joined this awesome forum. I booked my flights and hotel for Rome 2013, but can't register for the race because the official website ( appears down, thus am getting worried whether they will accept new registrants at this relatively late stage. Does anyone else have the same problem w/ the website? Do you know an alternative way to register? I've read elsewhere that they normally don't fill up until March, but with marathon running becoming more and more popular, you never know...Many thanks in advance for any insights!

20/01/2013 at 09:55

I hadn't looked but yes the sites down. You can try emailng them here

or on facebook!/maratonadiroma actually says on there they are currently down for maintenence  don't panic!

20/01/2013 at 10:45

Thanks a lot for checking Lardarse - it's good to know they're only down for maintenance.

20/01/2013 at 12:32

31 miles and 500ml of isotonic? I went through a 500ml bottle of Lucozade lite and 660ml of sis go on my 3 hour treadmill yesterday. I reckon it was between 18 and 20 miles. If outside I'll carry a 660ml bottle of go and this lasts till about 18 miles.

20/01/2013 at 18:17

I did 21 miles today outside in the snow, didn't take any drink, haven't bothered since november, its too cold i dont need it. 

That other run was in Sardinia, it was 20c at 5.50am, by 12 when i finished it was 28c full sun, i actually cut the run short as i was feeling the heat by then.

20/01/2013 at 22:26

31 miles with temperatures up to 28C, 21 miles in freezing temperatures, both runs without taking on fluid? sounds dangerous to me.

21/01/2013 at 07:35

I took drink on the 31 miler, just not much

Humans obviously don't need as much water to run as people think, at least not if you're generally well hydrated, more dangerous to run with a drink if your dehydrated for several days before.

I'm still alive!

21/01/2013 at 23:32

Busted my ITBS while training for Rome this weekend.... Doc says it ain't too bad

what would you guys suggest? posponing/ changing to a different marathon or keep going?

On a side note, do we have to send our doctor's "OK" letter?  or being part of a sports club is enough?  because if so...... i'd love to join a runners club in manchester!


22/01/2013 at 07:59

No idea about the ITBS I'm afraid - good luck with it though and hope you get to run ok.

I sent them a scanned copy of my running club membership and they've accepted that instead of a medical note. As long as it shows you're an active member of an affiliated club, they take that instead.

Managed to get my 17 miler done at the weekend in the end. Waited til Sunday when the worst of our snow was over and then headed down to the beach. No snow or ice along the prom so ran the world's most boring long run - from Sandbanks to Bournemouth Pier and back again, repeated three times to make the mileage. Filled my mp3 player with lots of podcasts and tried to zone out. Glad it's done though and now we have rain instead so fingers crossed, that'll be the end o the snow disruption.

Can't believe how close it's getting now - only increase my mileage again twice now before the big day (1 x 18 this weekend and 2 x 20 milers) - my schedule has more ticks than blanks now...!

22/01/2013 at 20:04

I had itbs a few years ago, rested it for a bit, can't remember how long, then stretched it by putting my foot on a chair, bending leg at the knee and putting all my weight on it, like a number 4, when I got running I did this at something like 4 or 5 miles and it streched it out fine. This worked for me. As I remember it was like toothache in the was really painful but when it went away it went away really quick, it's a band of ligament like a rubber band that runs from the top of the thigh down and round the knee cap and holds your knee in place, constant rubbing at the knee causes irritation and pain. Hopefully an expert will post a better description soon

I sent a scan of my jogscotland card and they accepted that.

Edited: 22/01/2013 at 20:08
22/01/2013 at 20:12

well done on the 17 kirsty, I got 3 hours on the treadmill on Saturday, 5 yesterday and 9 today, 5 of them pace is about 2 minutes slower than last year but I'll put that down to the weather.

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