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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 12/19/2005 7:00:40 PM EDT
Anyone here besides me run distance, and compete? I do real short races like 5ks and 10Ks, but anyone have a good training plan for half maraton? I'm considering doing one sometime this winter. Share your training routines!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 9:47:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 9:49:39 PM EDT by Sixgun357]
I have run a few half marathons using this plan for my first on. Then I pretty much just took off on my own after that. Half marathons dont hurt enough anymore I am going to do a full marathon next year. I dont even bother heading out for a race unless its ten miles. Just the way I feel it not that i am the fastest runner or anything, I just like the longer stuff, maybe I feel like I get more for the money.


www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/novice.htm

I think Detroit has a nice half marathon. getting kinda big now.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 10:01:36 PM EDT
Ive ran the Boulder Boulder 2 years ago when I was out for my Cousins wedding in May, fun race!, I dont know if that counts, but I never did the Boston Marathon when I lived in Mass....too long, I usually run between 4-5 miles every 5 days, depending on how im feeling and my time constraints, sure helps alot when runnin down hogs with a heavy ass AR.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:10:42 AM EDT
Triathlete and distance runner (former USNA cyclist) here. Was training for my 1st marathon last year, but picked up a nasty overuse injury late in the summer. Now aiming at a spring marathon (Shamrock in VAB), fall 70.3 tri (Williamsburg), maybe a fall marathon, and 3-6 tris in between. A mark I mod 0 week for me involves 2 x swim workouts of 2K-3K meters, 3-4 run workouts totaling 25-35 miles (1 recovery, 1 speed, 1 tempo, and 1 long), and 2 days cycling (1 hour on trainer and 45-75 miles on Sunday). Distance/intensity variable based on the next race.

If you were USMA-XC you must be wicked-fast.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:14:20 AM EDT
Compete... ha! I'm a former fat, stubby-legged little guy for runs marathons for the pain and suffering you can only get during 26.2 miles.

Fast is a relative term. What's your definition?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:44:36 PM EDT
hmmm... good stuff.
Anyone else
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 2:42:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMA-XC:
Share your training routines!



I run until I get tired and stop, usually.

Sometimes, I set a goal of 2 minutes longer (I run by minutes not miles) than I did last time, then try to keep that 2 minute longer distance until it becomes my easy run.

I'm really an amateur runner though, so listen to the other guys.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 2:45:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 2:46:35 PM EDT by M4Madness]

Any ARFCOM Distance runners?


I'm not one myself, but my wife is.

She is a former marathon runner. She still runs 7 miles each morning 6 days a week regardless of the weather at age 45.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 3:37:41 PM EDT
Following the Shamrock Marathon advanced training plan more or less (www.shamrockmarathon.com). I am doing the long runs, recovery runs, Tues speedwork, and Thursday tempo from that schedule. Wed is 45 min to an hour of tempo on my fluid trainer and a mile in the pool (sometimes I get the pool time Friday too). Sunday is a 45 mile bike on the road or 1:30-1:45 on the trainer again.

In season (tri), it's fairly similar, but 2 swims of 2K-3K yards/week and the long bike is 50-75 miles. Long run drops to 10-13 miles.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 4:03:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 4:08:41 PM EDT by Joedan]
I recently did the Outback Marathon with only 2 1/2 weeks prepatory time(neighbor runs marathons regularly so he kinda got me in to it). Anyway I ended up enjoying it so he put together a schedule for me to follow up until the Green Bay marathon which is May 21st. If you're a Packers fan, make sure to hit it up since the last mile is through Lambeau FieldEDIT: There is also a 1/2 marathon and a 5k as well.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:20:42 PM EDT
Will the snow have thawed by that early in May up there?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:54:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 6:54:55 PM EDT by Joedan]

Originally Posted By H46Driver:
Will the snow have thawed by that early in May up there?



This is copy/pasted from their website:

Normal conditions (6am to Noon) for the race day...

Sunrise: 5:21am
Sunset: 8:17pm
Avg High: 68 F
Avg Low: 45 F
Mean Temp: 57 F
Record Temp: 88 F
Record Low: 33 F

Those are the conditions from past race days so I guess its luck of the draw. If you'd like to check it out heres the link: www.cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com/
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:26:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Joedan:

Originally Posted By H46Driver:
Will the snow have thawed by that early in May up there?



This is copy/pasted from their website:

Normal conditions (6am to Noon) for the race day...

Sunrise: 5:21am
Sunset: 8:17pm
Avg High: 68 F
Avg Low: 45 F
Mean Temp: 57 F
Record Temp: 88 F
Record Low: 33 F

Those are the conditions from past race days so I guess its luck of the draw. If you'd like to check it out heres the link: www.cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com/



I was just funnin with ya. Thanks for the invite, but I am getting my marathon (Shamrock) out of the way (hopefully) in March and then on to a 1/2 Ironman in May (White Lake 1/2).
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 2:00:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Joedan:
I recently did the Outback Marathon with only 2 1/2 weeks prepatory time(neighbor runs marathons regularly so he kinda got me in to it). Anyway I ended up enjoying it so he put together a schedule for me to follow up until the Green Bay marathon which is May 21st. If you're a Packers fan, make sure to hit it up since the last mile is through Lambeau Field


EDIT: There is also a 1/2 marathon and a 5k as well.



I am a packers fan, as a matter of fact but I watch college more than NFL though. Go Badgers!
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