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Kitsuki
24-04-2008, 13:54:48
... run a half marathon.

The only issue is cardio-vascular reality. I just went for a 6 mile run and I think I might drop dead any moment now... :(

5 months to get myself into shape... Any tips? (should by some miracle one of you have run a half / full marathon...)

C.G.B. Spender
24-04-2008, 13:57:43
Make no rashly decisions

Lurker the Second
24-04-2008, 14:32:57
PM Funko, he's the runner in this group.

MDA
24-04-2008, 14:34:40
I'd start with 5k runs 3 or 4 times a week, make one run a week a longer one when you feel up to it.

gradually increase your 5k to 5 miles (or more) and lengthen the long run as well

I'm doing the Army 10-miler this fall, and that's my plan.

Resource Consumer
24-04-2008, 14:35:20
I'd get that rash seen to, if I were you.

MOBIUS
24-04-2008, 14:42:37
There should be a good number of charity 5km runs happening all the time, get yourself on some of those...

5kms is actually the longest distance I have ever run, but I used to do one every year for charity about a decade ago without needing to train and could do it without stopping.

Then start running longer distances...

Also, try joining an orienteering club, as that makes those sorts of runs more interesting.

Nav
24-04-2008, 14:51:41
or just try joining a running club, if you don't find getting lost in the woods fun.

Oerdin
24-04-2008, 14:52:47
Kitsuki, you have to log miles dude. How much time do you have to train before the event?

Here's a good half marathon training schedule but if you don't have a full 3 months to get ready then you'll just have to compact things down a bit and aim on simply surviving the run. ;)

http://www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/novice.htm

Tizzy
24-04-2008, 14:54:28
Originally posted by Kitsuki

5 months to get myself into shape...

JM^3
24-04-2008, 15:07:30
Half a marathon is 13 miles?

And you can already so 6?

And you have 5 months to practice?

Yeah, you should be fine. Just do 6 miles once a week for the next 5 months. Also do 3 miles a couple times a week.

JM

Venom
24-04-2008, 15:08:06
Oerdin is seriously retarded.

MoSe
24-04-2008, 16:11:19
I ran a non-competitive half-marathon once in my life, an annual city event in Milan, when I was around 20.

I hadn't any specific training at all, I only used to run in a park 3 or 4 mornings a week ~5km in IIRC a bit under 20 minutes, improving. Sometimes I doubled the park track, but that was all, thus I never had run longer than less a quarter marathon.

Supported only by this inadequate fitness, and reckless youth, I ended to just walk some good 5km out of the 21, and marked a pathetic time of almost 2 hours and a half IIRC.

couple years after, I seriously sprained an ankle (with some tiny bone fragments detached), then began to put on weight, and there my running days were but just a memory.

:(

Greg W
24-04-2008, 16:11:58
You only just figured that out? :eek:

MoSe
24-04-2008, 16:15:49
cross-country cross-post
:D

Kitsuki
24-04-2008, 20:48:58
Originally posted by JM^3
Half a marathon is 13 miles?

And you can already so 6?

And you have 5 months to practice?

Yeah, you should be fine. Just do 6 miles once a week for the next 5 months. Also do 3 miles a couple times a week.

JM

Hmmm, maybe - I just felt destroyed after six miles... Doing double that seems almost impossible right now. I have got quite a lot of time to get myself into shape though. :)

Thanks for the link Oerdin, I'll check it out.

Re: Lurker - Funko has already offered to train me - he is my half marathon Yoda...

Asher
24-04-2008, 23:38:51
Pic?

Venom
25-04-2008, 12:06:00
They say it's physically impossible to train the body to run more than 10 or so miles. Once you get beyond that, it's all mental.

Resource Consumer
25-04-2008, 13:09:15
The idea sounds mental anyway

Oerdin
25-04-2008, 13:14:42
Originally posted by Venom
Oerdin is seriously retarded.

Wasn't this posted on the night of my drunk thread? :bouncmsk:

JM^3
25-04-2008, 13:16:22
Originally posted by Venom
They say it's physically impossible to train the body to run more than 10 or so miles. Once you get beyond that, it's all mental.

Even the people who run 100 miles?

JM

Resource Consumer
25-04-2008, 13:22:09
they just train 10 people 10 times

Venom
25-04-2008, 13:25:59
Originally posted by JM^3
Even the people who run 100 miles?

JM

Even them.

Greg W
25-04-2008, 14:46:00
Well, except the Kenyans. They're just freaks.

Asher
25-04-2008, 15:39:16
Racist.

Kitsuki
25-04-2008, 18:12:47
Originally posted by Venom
They say it's physically impossible to train the body to run more than 10 or so miles. Once you get beyond that, it's all mental.

Well, the "wall" that marathon runners hit is about 14-15 miles - the body has to run out of sugars and other easily accessible energy and directly consume fat - which is pretty exhausting and not what the human body was designed to do.

Lazarus and the Gimp
25-04-2008, 19:09:13
Originally posted by Kitsuki
Any tips?


Yes. Walk.

Greg W
26-04-2008, 01:53:24
Catch a bus ftw!

Koshko
26-04-2008, 04:20:35
I can barely run 10 feet.

Shining1
26-04-2008, 06:27:40
You only use 2 for running. Try waving the other 8 in the air or tuck them behind your flukes...