(Closed) Any Marathon Bees Here?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

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 # 7
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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 # 10
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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.

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