Post # 1
I’ve been running regularly for the last 2 years and have done a bunch of races from 5ks to 10milers, and my first half-marathon last Sept. I really want to do the Marine Corps Marathon in October and was just wondering if anyone had tips or is planning to run it.
Post # 3
I ran a half marathon last September, and promptly fell off the fitness wagon. I’m starting to get back into running as the weather gets a little nicer here (and there’s actually daylight) but I’m not ready for a marathon yet–maybe after a few more halves.
My brother ran the MCM as his first marathon and said it was awesome; the personality and spirit of the race was invigorating and kept him going. I think he started training with the Hal Higdon plan but then he kind of did his own thing…I used Hal Higdon for my half-marathon and was happy with it; I think working in strength training days is really important, especially if you’re training on flatter terrain than the race will be!
Post # 4
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I ran my first marathon in 2009, and I’m running my second this year. Jeff Galloway is a really great resource for learning about running and training for a marathon. Don’t be fooled by the goofy book covers. 🙂
Post # 5
@BunnyBrideToBe: I’ve seen Hal’s training courses and loosely base my training on them as well. I’m a fan of the Insanity work outs and use those to supplement my running. I also lift weights once or twice a week.
That’s awesome that your brother did the MCM. That’s the race that actually sparked my interest in running. I had a friend doing the 2008 one and I went with some friends to cheer him on. We waited for him at mile 25 and while we were waiting for him to pass us, I saw so many different kinds of people. Old people, heavy people, non-athletic looking people and it was really inspiring to know that all these people had just run 25 miles. I said to myself, “If they can do it, I can do it!” And so began my running career.
Post # 6
@mssnapdragon: I’ve seen Jeff’s books. Maybe that’ll be my next Kindle download! Oh and if you’re looking for a great book, “Run Like a Mother” by Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell is such a great read. I’m not a mom yet, but I can still totally relate!
Post # 7
I’m trying to get back into running, did a coupel of marathons last year…signed up for an 8K and 10K for next month. Hoping to complete a full marathon by next year.
I also loosely trained using Hal’s method.
Post # 8
I’ve gotten through 5 marathons (including MCM) and am signed up for my 6th in the fall.
Marathon training tips: follow a plan. Hal Higdon’s books are best. His training plans are easy to follow and they work. Go on runnersworld.com and join the community there. Runners LOVE to give other runners running advice …. kinda like on the Bee.
MCM Speciific Tips: sign up early (it sells out FAST). Go easy during the first 8 miles (seriously, that’s always a good idea for any marathon, but is particularly true for MCM since it’s hilly in the beginning through Georgetown). Bring your friends/family because it’s the BEST spectator marathon.
Good luck! Hope to see you on the runnersworld message boards.
Post # 9
@Ms. Sparkles: Good luck!
@iRun2004: Thanks for the tips! I think I just might join the runnersworld community. I go to the website enough as it is, may as well join. Tomorrow is actually the 1st day of registration for the public for the MCM. I’m going to sign up tomorrow so I’m really committed to doing it.
Post # 10
Marine Corps Marathon is already sold out.
I wanted to run it, but it’s sold out unless you do a charity team like DetermiNation or the Luekemia/Lymphoma Team in Training (and you have to raise 1200-2000$ depending on your local club).
But, any training program for beginners is find. I prefer the one from runners world, but you can also google coolrunning for tips, too.