Hey all, I was just wondering if there were any board members here who have actually participated in a marathon or something similar. The Sunday after Thanksgiving I'm running in the Seattle Marathon and it will be my first, and I don't doubt I'm gonna be scared as shit as the day approaches. I've set some goals I'd like to achieve while in the back of my mind all I wanna do is cross the finish line without soiling myself.
So, has anyone done one? Any advice or tips, or things I should worry about? I currently get about 40-45 miles a week in, and I'd like to peak at about 60-70 before tapering, maybe a bit more depending on how the body reacts. The longest road race I've ever done was a half marathon (1:31) a year or so back, and my longest run EVER was about 15 miles.
If anyone has stories to share, or advice to give, please feel free. I'm a sponge for knowledge. Thanks!
Yeah, I was aware of that site and have seen it a couple times, but I was looking more for personal testimonials from board members, if there are any. I've already got my little training thing down, and know enough about proper footwear, recovery, etc. What I don't know is, for example, what I might want to expect at mile #22, or wonderful tales about people having to take a crap in the middle of the race. You know...the good stuff. The bad stuff. The ugly stuff. Straight from the horse's mouth.
http://skysports.planetfootball.com/list.asp?hlid=301815 A very interesting draw for this year's competition, with two English teams being drawn in the same group (holders Liverpool and Chelsea in group G).