So, is the marathon half run or half unrun?

So, is the marathon half run or half unrun?

Post by bogli » Thu, 27 Jun 2002 03:08:02


Just a quick 'Woohoo!' to say I ran my first half marathon on Sunday.
Unfortunately I'd managed to wrench both inner thigh muscles (mental
note to do more stretching) whilst horse riding on Friday evening.
Wasn't too sore by Sunday morning, so thought I'd go ahead and give it
a go. Also forgot to take my watch, so wasn't able to check on my
pace. Ran the whole thing at a pretty easy pace without breaks.

Finished in 2:10 which I thought was okay, although I want to aim for
sub 2.00 in the next one.

Felt a bit stiff yesterday, but fine again today, and did some hill
traning on the treadmill in the gym. (Have decided I much prefer
running outdoors and considering jacking the gym membership in)

If I'm home this weekend, I'm planning on running a fairly local 15
mile race to see how that goes. Still a long way to go til the
marathon, but if it comes to the worst I'm already feeling fairly
confident that I'll be able to at least walk/run it :)

boglin

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So, is the marathon half run or half unrun?

Post by Teresa Plyma » Thu, 27 Jun 2002 04:41:29

Quote:

>Just a quick 'Woohoo!' to say I ran my first half marathon on Sunday.
>Unfortunately I'd managed to wrench both inner thigh muscles (mental
>note to do more stretching) whilst horse riding on Friday evening.
>Wasn't too sore by Sunday morning, so thought I'd go ahead and give it
>a go. Also forgot to take my watch, so wasn't able to check on my
>pace. Ran the whole thing at a pretty easy pace without breaks.
>Finished in 2:10 which I thought was okay, although I want to aim for
>sub 2.00 in the next one.

>If I'm home this weekend, I'm planning on running a fairly local 15
>mile race to see how that goes. Still a long way to go til the
>marathon, but if it comes to the worst I'm already feeling fairly
>confident that I'll be able to at least walk/run it :)

>boglin

Fine job, boglin! I hope the 15-miler goes well for you, too! As a
rider and runner, I find I need to stretch a lot to keep the muscles
for both activities "happy" for the other. (But I ride many times a
week, so those muscles are used to it). Yep, I think you're doing
well, should be able to do the marathon, just keep adding the miles!
Congrats!!!

Teresa in AZ

 
 
 

So, is the marathon half run or half unrun?

Post by nina stoessinge » Thu, 27 Jun 2002 05:12:38

Quote:

> Just a quick 'Woohoo!' to say I ran my first half marathon on Sunday.

Whoa, nice job, boglin! Way to go. The marathon is definitely both half run AND
(half) still waiting to happen... feel it teasin you yet? :)

nina

 
 
 

So, is the marathon half run or half unrun?

Post by rick » Thu, 27 Jun 2002 08:14:25

The two "halves" of the marathon will be the first 20 miles
and the last 6 miles.  Each hald will feel equally hard
in physical effort and psychological pain. (Unless you are
a super athlete.)