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    what has worked for me (im a slowpoke) is about 1 mile of fast jogging, then alternating every 1/4 mile between sprints and your initial pace until you total about 3-4 miles. outside, it's helpful to use telephone poles to space out the sprints.

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    Eat a meal of complex carbs about 3 hours before. don't get dehydrated.

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    You could try running a lot between now and then.

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    I don't know why but I'm always a lot more "wired" into running after an exhausting cardio lesson. But if I was to run cold I'd prolly choke.

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    Hey thank guys for the tips! They were quite helpful.

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    My first thought when I read '3 miles in 35 minutes' is that the average person walks at 3-4 mph. You're running at 5mph. This tells me you could probably work on your form. I don't know how much you weigh, but there's 200+ pound guys running 19 minute 5k's. The best marathon runners are sometimes stocky and 5'5". It's doable, its all in how you do it.

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    Default Marathon Training

    I wanted to start a new thread for tips on starting (pretty much from scratch) training for a marathon but am glad I found this one! There's no particular marathon in mind yet so I would also appreciate tips on what a reasonable training time is for a complete newbie.

    In the past, I've really enjoyed running (2-2.5 miles on average) but pretty much did this at a slow pace and took my time to finish. I haven't run in a while but do cardio workouts 3-4 times a week.

    Questions:
    1. Running programs you would recommend (training schedules)?
    2. Is a 5K a good first goal to build up to a marathon?
    3. Any training tips?
    4. When do you run - preference for time of day and route (neighborhood/track/trail/treadmill)


    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ergophobe View Post
    Questions:
    1. Running programs you would recommend (training schedules)?
    2. Is a 5K a good first goal to build up to a marathon?
    3. Any training tips?
    4. When do you run - preference for time of day and route (neighborhood/track/trail/treadmill)


    Thanks!
    Just go run.

    1. Until you're up to like 21m/week, just run the same thing every day. After that point, make your long days almost twice as long as your short days. I used to run 3-5-3-5-3-5-off

    2. I mean, yeah its as short as it gets

    3. Just go run. Get Alexander Technique lessons.

    4. The track sucks. I don't believe in treadmills for reasons involving number 3. You have to listen to your body. A treadmill is just another thing to adapt your body to. Why would you wanna do that? Its bad enough we've all forgotten to run without a full inch of padding under our heel. I run in the morning and get it over with so i can shower. But its good to get a good meal in you.

    Just go run.



    If you have any quesitons, pm me

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    run FAST!

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