Marathoners!

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    Aug 20, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    So who is running one this year (or ran one)?

    Currently training for Two Cities Marathon with Team In Training. Exciting! This will be my first.
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    Aug 20, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
    Dante_b saidSo who is running one this year (or ran one)?

    Currently training for Two Cities Marathon with Team In Training. Exciting! This will be my first.


    Good luck! I'd hoped to run one in December and was starting a training plan when I learned it had closed. Looking for another, probably in early spring.
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    Aug 21, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    I'm running a half tomorrow am since breaking my foot in May. Hope to hell my foot holds up. My first race since Jan.

    After that, I have three marathons planned to finish off the year.
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    Aug 21, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    Ran my first 4 months ago, and doing #2 in April. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 22, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    26mileman saidI'm running a half tomorrow am since breaking my foot in May. Hope to hell my foot holds up. My first race since Jan.

    After that, I have three marathons planned to finish off the year.


    What part of your foot was broken 26mm? I broke my left fifth metatarsil a few years back. I was off running for about 4 months! What a drag, literally.

    Hope you're healing well!
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    Aug 22, 2011 11:04 PM GMT
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    Aug 22, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    26mileman saidI'm running a half tomorrow am since breaking my foot in May. Hope to hell my foot holds up. My first race since Jan.

    After that, I have three marathons planned to finish off the year.


    Oh no! I'm so sorry you got injured! I hope you heal fast and your race goes well.

    I did the Oakland and San Francisco Marathons this year, not sure if I'll do another.

    Good luck Dante!
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    Aug 22, 2011 11:29 PM GMT
    Well Gloppy, I broke the third metatarsal in May, started running again July.

    Ran most of the half yesterday and fractured the 4th metatarsal on the other foot yesterday. This break is more severe than the last and casted awaiting an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon next week.icon_sad.gif

    This all started since I switched to forefoot running in Jan. It is supposed to be the most efficient natural form of running. I have decided not to wear a certain brand of shoe designed for forefoot running and will just stride the way my body decides.

    I won't be able to run anything until May of next year, just not worth it.

    I'm curious to know if anyone else out there has experienced a similar fate with forefoot striking?
  • Ironman4U

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    Aug 22, 2011 11:32 PM GMT
    Ran Boston in April. Will probably run Richmond in November. And signed up for Big Sur in April, 2012.
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    Aug 22, 2011 11:46 PM GMT
    26mileman said

    I'm curious to know if anyone else out there has experienced a similar fate with forefoot striking?


    So sorry to hear this. Terrible.

    My own break was the result of years of stress on the outer left forefoot. I am a toe runner, and to make matters worse I sort of roll out (supinate) when I strike with my left foot. The bone had just had it and snapped in two. Really painful the first couple of days but the rest of the time it was just a bore, walking around in a cast.

    Again, I'm so sorry to hear about the new injury. Given the investment you've made in running that must be very difficult.

    Best of luck to you as you heal.
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    Aug 22, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    Ironman4U saidRan Boston in April. Will probably run Richmond in November. And signed up for Big Sur in April, 2012.


    I'd like to run Big Sur! Is that a tough race? I've run Boston and Richmond. How'd you like them?
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    Sep 03, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
    ran a half in april, ran (3) marathons in one month (o.c., palos verdes, san diego) and planning my 4th in december. took a break from running to possibly doing a half ironman in 3 weeks and then a century bike ride in october. typically i only do 2 -3 marathons a year and not in one month. wouldn't recommend it unless you are used to the high mileage.
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    Sep 03, 2011 2:33 PM GMT
    running a half in two weeks, ran the Seattle Rock & Roll in June and running Portland Marathon in October! 35 miles a week right now.
  • Ironman4U

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    Sep 03, 2011 2:37 PM GMT
    Gloppy'd like to run Big Sur! Is that a tough race? I've run Boston and Richmond. How'd you like them?


    Big Sur is supposed to be one of the most beautiful courses. I'm not sure how tough it is.

    Richmond is my hometown race and so I love the crowd support since I know so many people and can enjoy seeing friends. It's a well-run race as well so I think the whole experience is great. And Boston is Boston. The tradition and the crowd support make it an amazing race.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 03, 2011 2:45 PM GMT
    I was going to train for the Niagara Falls International Marathon which is held in late October but I have not been running much as of late and the entrance fees for a marathon are quite steep. I have run a few 5Ks and 10Ks and I am going to be running in a 15K race on Labor Day morning. Hopefully this hot, humid shit will be cleared out by a cold front tomorrow. Unfortunately I am not running any marathons this year.
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    Oct 07, 2011 4:59 AM GMT
    It's been 10 months since my last race -- Death Valley/Titus Canyon [highly recommended -- scenic and difficult]. Took time off to get over some hip imbalance, then had a knee problem, so didn't start actual running till June. Doing Long Beach this weekend, then Penang International in Malaysia in Nov., and Houston in Jan.. The day before the people's race in Houston is the US Olympic Trials -- really excited to see the elites compete.

    Looking forward to my 100th race next year, prob. mid summer, so SFO or Grandma's look good. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 07, 2011 5:13 AM GMT
    26mileman saidWell Gloppy, I broke the third metatarsal in May, started running again July.

    Ran most of the half yesterday and fractured the 4th metatarsal on the other foot yesterday. This break is more severe than the last and casted awaiting an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon next week.icon_sad.gif

    This all started since I switched to forefoot running in Jan. It is supposed to be the most efficient natural form of running. I have decided not to wear a certain brand of shoe designed for forefoot running and will just stride the way my body decides.

    I won't be able to run anything until May of next year, just not worth it.

    I'm curious to know if anyone else out there has experienced a similar fate with forefoot striking?


    sorry to hear mate! this whole fore foot running is bogus! you are definitely not the only one getting injured. especially long distance running. i've never seen fore foot runners do well at long distance running without getting injured. most of us normal athletes are better off heel striking under neath hips and keeping a higher cadence 90+, short stride.

    start taking Silica and calcium supplement 3x day till you're running again.
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Oct 12, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    I'm running a 10K race in a week, my first "official" race ever, so I'm kind of nervous (have been training since August). Also planning on running a 5K and a 1/3 marathon before the end of the year.
  • jock_n_ca

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    Oct 12, 2011 4:03 AM GMT
    Running a marathon in Dec and running Boston 2 Big Sur in 2012. Never run Big Sur but two things assured. It's beautiful. It's not flat.
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    Oct 13, 2011 3:23 PM GMT
    Feeling good. Ran my half, three weeks ago and shaved 6 minutes off my PR. Finished in 1:44:48.

    Ran my second full marathon this past Sunday (Portland) and was very happy with my performance. Shaved 22! minutes off my first marathon time and finished in 3:44:39.

    Now I am taking a break from heavy running and going to focus on lifting to build the muscles in my quads, hamstrings, and glutes and doing some Fascial Stretch Therapy to get better alignment and mobility.

    Next goal is to qualify for Boston. 3:15:00
  • in_this_corne...

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    Oct 13, 2011 3:33 PM GMT
    Ran 3 marathons the past 12 months:

    Seattle - November 28, 2010
    Anchorage, Alaska - June, 18 2011
    Chicago - October 9, 2011

    Needless to say, I'm completely burnt on running. I think my marathon days are in the rear view mirror.