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JCWIAKALA
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11/6/13 10:26 A

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Active.com and Runnersworld.com also post races.

There's no shame is walk/running a marathon. But you want to mentally prepare yourself for the time it will take to train. You can't assume because you can walk 2-3 miles a day you can walk 26 no problem. It will take hours to train. But it's an admirable goal...one that I'm not willing to commit to myself.



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11/5/13 11:22 P

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1) How do I find marathon events for the year or month such as, day and time?
marathonguide.com is a good site to start

2) How do I train for one?
have an established base of run/walk at least 3 days a week for at least a year. Participate in races of shorter distances: 5K, 10K, half marathon. Galloway is a popular run/walk program. You need to commit to at least 35-50 miles a week. Different programs start at various levels, but you need to build up to at least 35-50. The more you train, the less race day will suck. If you're not willing to put in the time to train, I suggest you stick with shorter races.

4) how long do I need to train for one if I'm going to mainly walk it?
most marathon training programs are at least 16 weeks long.

5) how long will I have to finish it?
depends on the race. Most have cutoffs between 6-8 hours. The race website will have this information.

btw, even if it takes you 17 hours to finish, it is still a personal record. You can't hide from personal records!

Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 11/6/2013 (11:23)
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11/5/13 11:16 P

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I have recently decided to do a marathon but I have a few questions about it. Right now my main goal is to walk/run it. I'm not really looking at setting a personal record or anything just yet. I just want to do one and go from there. Some of these may be stupid questions but please bear with me. Here are my questions:
1) How do I find marathon events for the year or month such as, day and time?
2) How do I train for one?
4) how long do I need to train for one if I'm going to mainly walk it?
5) how long will I have to finish it?
By the way I live in Oklahoma...in case that is needed.

Edited by: LUVSREADING at: 11/5/2013 (23:17)


 
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