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13/10/2011 at 20:58

 hi guys

 im planning to run 52 marathons in 52 wks,starting sept next year, just wondered if any one has any training plans/ideas they could share with me please, i have aready completed 50 miles on my 50th birthday in a time of 10hrs 12mins, and am keen to do my next challenge,but have promised my wife i would wait a year.

13/10/2011 at 21:03
Move in with Dean Karnazes he could help you
13/10/2011 at 21:08

Slight step up there fella.

A one off 50miler is one thing, but doing a marathon every weekend for a year!? Heck of a commitment.

As you won't find a marathon event every weekend, i guess you'll be covering the 26.2 round your town or something?

13/10/2011 at 21:15
 stevie g   yes i will,my town holds a half marathon event each year,so am thinking of doing that when i cant get to another one, and getting my club chairman to witness that i have completed it
13/10/2011 at 21:29

Are you meaning half marathon, or marathons?  I'm sure if you made it a half marathon each week, and ran at an "easy" pace, it'd be pretty doable.

Doing a marathon each week, might not be so doable.

If you do mean marathons, you mean you'd run your local half x2 quite a few weeks, and ask your chairman to witness it each time?!

13/10/2011 at 21:45
yes thats what i meant,sorry.i know it would mean alot of travelling around the country,but im also doing it for the help for heroes charity,so im hoping to get some sponsorship from local companies to go towards the charity.
13/10/2011 at 21:48
 also im hoping that some of my fellow runners will do some running with me on the local one
13/10/2011 at 21:49

Yep..half marathon each week sounds a lot more sensible...but obviously still a big challenge...you may get ill...something may come up etc...

But best of luck

maybe keep this thread rolling with updates..

14/10/2011 at 00:45
might be worth you finding a forumite here who goes by the name of Plodding Hippo. She is a mara runner and races many many races a year and is in the 100 Marathon Club.


Those are probably the sort of people you want to be talking to. Best of luck.
14/10/2011 at 08:22
Good luck Ivan,i hope you do it
14/10/2011 at 09:50
I ran two marathons in a day once. One in the morning and one in the evening................sorry I meant 5k's
14/10/2011 at 10:23
14/10/2011 at 10:37
I know Stevie but that's what I'm like....CRAZY!!!

I pretty much run 13 miles or more every weekend anyway. I get grumpy if I don't(so they tell me)
14/10/2011 at 12:50

You should to speak to Simon ... 100 marathons in 100 weeks. Yes, full marathons! And for the same cause too.


Edited: 14/10/2011 at 12:51
14/10/2011 at 17:37

North London...i bet you are one of those high maintenance types in real life!

All for good causes I'm sure, but 50/100 etc consecutive weeks is kind of a MASSIVE bind on your life, and any idea of racing or training properly is out of the window! Still..each to their own !

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