223839 Bullies, 3669 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 1 to 2 of 2
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. devildog_jim is offline

    Featherweight

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    16

    Posted On:
    12/12/2007 5:58am

    Bullshido Newbie
     Style: MCMAP

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    How Do Marathon?

    So, as an incentive to myself to work on my endurance, I signed up for the PF Chang's Rock and Roll Marathon here in Phoenix in about a month. :dead: I run on a pretty regular basis for distances of about 40 miles per week (in 10-mile increments), and my max distance so far has been 18 miles. I'm gradually upping my runs, planning on hitting 20 to 22 before I taper off my training a couple of weeks out from the race.

    Given that my goal here is simply finishing (preferably without being passed by the walkers group), does anyone here have any distance running tips? This is going to be my first organized race, so I'm a total noob-nugget when it comes to anything beyond "left foot - right foot, dumbass."
  2. Jhemsley is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    255

    Posted On:
    12/12/2007 2:00pm


     Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by devildog_jim
    So, as an incentive to myself to work on my endurance, I signed up for the PF Chang's Rock and Roll Marathon here in Phoenix in about a month. :dead: I run on a pretty regular basis for distances of about 40 miles per week (in 10-mile increments), and my max distance so far has been 18 miles. I'm gradually upping my runs, planning on hitting 20 to 22 before I taper off my training a couple of weeks out from the race.

    Given that my goal here is simply finishing (preferably without being passed by the walkers group), does anyone here have any distance running tips? This is going to be my first organized race, so I'm a total noob-nugget when it comes to anything beyond "left foot - right foot, dumbass."
    Its not worth much, but as a safety tip, there has been a trend among slower marathoners and those training for them actually over hydrating during the run, which throws their electrolyte and sodium balance to ****, making them sick, pukey, and in risk of dying from brain swelling.

    There have been studies to confirm this is a problem, and its long been suspected as being an issue among distance atheletes. The problem is restricted almost exclusively to slower runners who take a long time to complete the marathon - but drink water like they are running 6 minute mile splits.

    http://www.runtex.com/web/1-162.asp

    http://www.liveleantoday.com/article.cfm?id=428

    http://arpa.allenpress.com/arpaonlin...R%3E2.0.CO%3B2

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.