Marathon

What would be some good advice or tips for someone's first marathon run ?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    do a lethal dose of fentanyl

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Steroids.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't run in Nike Air Structure like the asshole in the pic. That shit was stiff as fuck.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Marathons are a meme
    Either you actually train to run it properly in which case you're already doing many miles weekly and don't need advice from here or you're trying to impress people by limping over the finish line with a barely better than walking tier time before your knees explode.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      But anon, my dad ran a marathon at 27 and I want to mog him by running a marathon at 24

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Be DYEL like 90% of marathoners.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm slowly conditioning my body by running 7 miles 3 days a week.
    I want to be able to run 13 miles comfortably before I attempt the marathon. I was just wondering if anyone had experience like small tips for food to eat the day of or a drink that helps keep you hydrated besides water.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You should be running 18-20 comfortably first.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Would it be good to run 18 miles about 3 or 4 days before the event so that I'm conditioned but also get some rest before the day of it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No, you should taper before the event. Ideally your training should hit a peak several weeks before the event. Look up a marathon training programme.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      21 miles a week isn’t enough distance to run a marathon. You should be able to run at least 30-40 miles a week comfortably.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm getting there , I'm gradually increasing my distance to 10 miles 3 days a week and so on. I have 6 months to get ready

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Eat a banana and 15 grams of honey in the morning before the race. Then a gel 15 mins before start. Then a gel every 45 minuets while running the race. Then eat food after the race is done.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I also was wondering if anyone had certain shoe recommendations . I like the ultraboost 22s but I know those aren't necessarily marathon shoes. Serious runners wear vaporflys but personally I don't like them very much.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why would you ever do a run distance past 10k?

    It's just a joke. Do nothing but run. Have no muscle whatsoever. Spend all day accomplishing nothing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This isn't a debate post but thanks for the input. I personally enjoy running much more than sitting in place.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >the only choices are burn half a day running in circles or sit on the couch eating 7,500 cals a day

        this. I quit running after I hit half marathon distance. there's literally no difference between a 10k and half marathon, it's not harder, it's just boring and takes longer.

        a fellow patrician intelligent person. we accomplish things

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this. I quit running after I hit half marathon distance. there's literally no difference between a 10k and half marathon, it's not harder, it's just boring and takes longer.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Not wanting to run for hours

        Do people really

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Not wanting to run fast
          Do people really

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >not wanting to run fast for hours

            ngmi

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Assuming you're done/finishing training and are actually asking about the race

    Allow yourself to slow down on hills and speed up on declines to compensate. If you burn your quads out it won't matter how good your cardio is, you won't be able to move your legs.
    Don't rely on pacers to set your pace. Pacers are often drooling retards who either go way too fast or way too slow and then adjust at each checkpoint to finish at their pace time. This can completely fuck up your run. Make sure you're pacing yourself, not relying on pacers.
    A good heart rate tracker is a great way to maintain pace. Getting used to 3 heart rate ranges - recovery, steady-state, intensive - will help you pace yourself a ton. For me it was 165, 175, 185 bpm.
    Finally, you should start prepping your sleep schedule at least 2 weeks prior to the race, assuming your start time is really early in the morning. You want your body to be fully adjusted to the wake time and ready to run, if you try to suddenly go to bed at 6pm and wake up at 3am after consistently going to bed at 1am and waking at 8am, you're gonna have a miserable run.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is really solid advice , thank you.
      I didn't think about the sleep schedule and will now adjust to that when the time comes. I recently purchased a galaxy smartwatch that has Lte service built in. This will allow me to keep track of my pace per mile and my heart rate. If I can maintain a 9-10 minute per mile average then I can finish in 4 hours total time.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the marathon is like other arbitrary goals, like lifting a certain amount or forcing yourself to stay up for 72 hours strait. not trying to be demotivational, but why are you trying to run a marathon? is the human body really designed to run that distance, especially with how conditioned our bodies typically are in the modern age to sit and generally remain sedentary? if you had been running a a little everyday since childhood like a kenyan, yeah cool go for it. but otherwise you're doing something that has the ability to slowly grind down your cartilage if you are even a little overweight. if you're doing it for weight loss, i would highly suggest you find something with less impact until you have a runners physique. like, try cycling or swimming.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hal Higdon guide
    Good shoes properly fitted by pro
    Drink lots of water
    Stretch before and after
    Look into proper nutrition
    Gel snacks
    Build endurance then speed

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      women ruin everything

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do it once so you can say you did, then quit running and swim/row/elliptical for cardio instead so you don't rape your joints.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The trick is to remember that fat alcoholic comedian Bert kreischer ran a marathon with next to zero training. If he can do it, you sure as fuck can.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      when was this?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        2017 at 50 years old

        Imagine being cardiomogged by this.

        You roooner twinks must be on suicide watch

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I had no idea. Im really interested to know what the aftermath was for him. I imagine he would be close to bedridden for a week or so

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what a retard, and a psychopath for encouraging others to do this

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Marathon is trivial to finish, difficult to run well.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Man ultra runners are fucking batshit.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That is probably the hardest ultra, the Barkley Marathons. 5 days, 20+ miles with crazy elevation gains each day. Run through mostly unmarked trails in the woods. By the 4th, 5th day (most don't make it this far) you are sleep-deprived hallucinating along a dark forest alone with a headlamp. Last year a guy got lost on 4th or 5th day, wandered into a nearby village and had a conversation with a trash can until he was apprehended by the sheriff and sent back to camp. Cool documentary.
          Dude in pic is a hard motherfucker.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.runtothefinish.com/maffetone-low-heart-rate-marathon-training/

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I ran my first marathon earlier this year (Paris Marathon 2022).
    My advice is simple:
    You cannot train enough.

    > thought I trained enough
    > ran a total of over 400km in the four months preceding the race
    > still hit the wall at km 27
    > spent the remainder of the race limping and crying like a gay.

    > 21 on the day of the race.
    > plenty of cardio training in my life
    > min 10K per week since I was 17
    > this was my first "big race" beyond the occasional 10K.
    > finished in 5:00 on the clock.

    You
    Cannot
    Train
    Enough

    don't injure yourself though
    and most of all, have fun. Marathons are awesome, especially in big cities where the crowd cheers you on.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's not (only) that you did not train enough, but you trained wrong. You needed much more mileage. A 10k a week? lol that's not going to prepare you to run 26.2 miles in one go. You need more and much longer runs.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        no you didn't read correctly
        I ran much more than 10k per week during my training (on average 25)

        However you are partially correct: I did not do enough long runs.
        I was very reluctant to go beyond 20K and most of my runs were either intense 5-7K runs or chill (5:00/km) 12-15K runs.

        But I didn't put in the long runs. Not enough.
        I did 18K, 21K and 25K once each. Never went past 30K.
        big mistake.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >either intense 5-7K runs or chill (5:00/km) 12-15K runs.
          Maybe slow down, build up your aerobic base and maybe you won't hit the wall.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Run a lot.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have a humble pace goal.
    >My half marathon is X, I should be able to do X + epsilon
    No
    Focus on slow long runs with good recovery rather than short runs every day. If you feel a niggle in your joints REST or CROSS-TRAIN. 1 16 mile roon + 1 day rest is much more valuable than two 8 mile roons.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tiger Balm (white) is your friend for recovery.
    and cold showers too

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did a 18 mile run once a week before I did my first marathon. Aside from that 4 or 5 miles three times a week and gym the rest. To be quite honest the long runs really eat up a lot of your day but some anons here seem to not be doing enough long runs. I would not want to run one without doing at least some longer distances beforehand.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You think the time commitment is bad for running, you should see the average cyclist

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do your long runs, taper at least 2 weeks. I always did marathon distance as my long run at least once in the training cycle. Some runners on here don't do that, but I figure it helps to be sure you can handle the distance before you try to race it, Use shoes you're good with - that you've used before, that are a bit broken in but not dead. Try to avoid anything weird food or training wise leading into it. Don't stress the pace, you'll likely run faster than you expect. Find a better place for running advice than /fit

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