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Before work on Friday.
Went out for a run and ended up going 26 miles.
The Chicago Marathon is four weeks from today. It's my first and I wanted to be sure I was ready. It took me 3:54 to go 26.2.
 

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running 26.2 miles doesn't count as a marathon, you have to do it during a race
so actually, you still haven't run a marathon.

sort of an odd training strategy to run the full distance, but I hope it works out for you (get in the ice bath and rest up!)
 

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Please tell me you start work at noon or later.......

I don't think I could drive a marathon before work...
 

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roscoe said:
running 26.2 miles doesn't count as a marathon, you have to do it during a race
bullshit
 

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"That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town...."
 

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roscoe said:
running 26.2 miles doesn't count as a marathon, you have to do it during a race

so actually, you still haven't run a marathon.
Geez, Buzz Killington in the hizzouse.



 

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roscoe said:
running 26.2 miles doesn't count as a marathon, you have to do it during a race
so actually, you still haven't run a marathon.

sort of an odd training strategy to run the full distance, but I hope it works out for you (get in the ice bath and rest up!)
So if you ride 100 miles, it's not a century unless it's an official ride?
 

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So, did ya run 26, or 26.2?

That .2 will be the most difficult distance you've even run. Trust me, I ran it last year. Oh, and it's up a big ass hill, then down to the finish.

Nice job, that's a great pace.

Oh, and it is marathon distance, so call it whatever you want.
 

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Um, yeh. I hate you.

Nice run...
 

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a marathon is an event, running 26.2 miles is a workout



our OP says he's on track for chicago in a few weeks, and it sounds like he's got some pretty good speed, 4 hours is damn respectable for the distance

it's an interesting strategy to run the full distance before the event, most training plans only call for running up to 21-22 miles and some training plans only call for 18 miles as your longest run, it's very tough on the body to run that far and people generally avoid running 26 miles unless it's a race.
 

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Nice job, I'd hate to think I had to walk 26.2 miles, much less run it. Good luck on the upcoming marathon.
 

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10ae1203 said:
That's outstanding, regardless of what debbie downer has to say about it.
+1.
You're just a ray of sunshine right now, Roscoe.

And for the record, marathon is a direct refrence to the actual distance of 26.2 miles, not the organization of a group of people all running the distance at the same time.

http://http://www.athensmarathon.com/marathon/history.html
 

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+1.
You're just a ray of sunshine right now, Roscoe.

And for the record, marathon is a direct refrence to the actual distance of 26.2 miles, not the organization of a group of people all running the distance at the same time.

http://http://www.athensmarathon.com/marathon/history.html
wow, there's something I didn't know :rolleyes:

marathon is also a town in greece and a energy bar made by snickers, if you eat a marathon bar or visit greece you haven't completed a marathon either

I wonder if the marathons I've completed don't count because I wasn't carrying a message about an impending attack by the persians? I also didn't die after delivering said message so I guess that's not a real marathon either

all this history stuff is nice, but a marathon is a race, last time I checked it's hard to have a race on your own and when there's nobody timing it or assuring the course is the proper distance.

if someone asks our OP what marathon he's completed, what's the current answer? In 4 weeks he'll be able to answer that question proudly, but for now.....


when I get home from a 6.2 mile training run I don't say that I just ran a 10k (because training is not the same thing as a race), when I run 13.1 miles from my front door, that is not a half marathon, that is training. Training is not the same thing as racing

you guys can blow all the cheer and sunshine around that you want, but our OP has not completed a marathon. Most experienced runners would say if he's a first timer, running that far in training will be counter productive for him when race day comes around.

I'd be curious to hear more about our OP's training and how it's gone so far.
 

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I think you got the marathon under control. Make sure and trust it and taper off. Don't screw up the training by getting yourself sick or overtrained. Great work and great performance. The excitement of race day will likely make you even faster. I'm jealous, that's better than my best time.
 

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roscoe said:
I wonder if the marathons I've completed don't count because I wasn't carrying a message about an impending attack by the persians? I also didn't die after delivering said message so I guess that's not a real marathon either
The message was that the Persians had been defeated.

history fail.
 

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roscoe said:
wow, there's something I didn't know :rolleyes:

marathon is also a town in greece and a energy bar made by snickers, if you eat a marathon bar or visit greece you haven't completed a marathon either

I wonder if the marathons I've completed don't count because I wasn't carrying a message about an impending attack by the persians? I also didn't die after delivering said message so I guess that's not a real marathon either

all this history stuff is nice, but a marathon is a race, last time I checked it's hard to have a race on your own and when there's nobody timing it or assuring the course is the proper distance.

if someone asks our OP what marathon he's completed, what's the current answer? In 4 weeks he'll be able to answer that question proudly, but for now.....


when I get home from a 6.2 mile training run I don't say that I just ran a 10k (because training is not the same thing as a race), when I run 13.1 miles from my front door, that is not a half marathon, that is training. Training is not the same thing as racing

you guys can blow all the cheer and sunshine around that you want, but our OP has not completed a marathon. Most experienced runners would say if he's a first timer, running that far in training will be counter productive for him when race day comes around.

I'd be curious to hear more about our OP's training and how it's gone so far.
My dad can beat up your dad!!!!!!!

Get a life man, 26.2 with or without an ego stroking race environment is an accomplishment, youre just showing your insecurity with your need to crap on other Athletes.
 

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My dad can beat up your dad!!!!!!!

Get a life man, 26.2 with or without an ego stroking race environment is an accomplishment, youre just showing your insecurity with your need to crap on other Athletes.
I agree entirely that it's an accomplishment, and one larger than most will ever achieve

if what he did was a marathon, I'm sure he'll point us to the link online where the results are and maybe even post a picture of the medal that he received :rolleyes:

do you guys really not understand the difference between training and a race?
 
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