Night marathon

  • zakariahzol

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    Dec 07, 2009 4:57 AM GMT
    I gonna do a first night marathon this February. It the first time stage in my country . start a 9 pm . All of my previous experience in during the morning and a few evening run (start 5pm). The ads is really cool. Stuff about , night breeze, running under the moon and star. The night is quieter. You can hear your foot step, your heartbeat and the street light. Have any of you guys done night run before? How about sharing the experience and the different between day and night running.

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    Dec 07, 2009 6:22 AM GMT
    Fucking terrible Luxembourg marathon started in the evening and it just fucked over every American. For one, as a marathoner runner, I set myself for the race to start in the morning. I get sleep, I wake up, I stretch and boom race is in the morning so that you don't expend excessive energy on daily activities.

    Evening or night marathons are hard to prep for because you have to ask yourself, "what do I do until the race?" You can't really do anything other than stretch and do minimal light walking but that is a huge waste of time and proper energy for training concerns.

    My Luxembourg marathon was a disaster, cramps, dizziness, fatigue. It just didn't go well and I was in the best shape of my life for a marathon. I had to stop due to severe cramping because there were no straight-aways just sharp turns every few hundred feet (no exaggeration). I would love to do the Vegas marathon but I am even wary about that. I would do the half since that isn't nearly as taxing, but a full evening or night is something I will never do again.
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    Dec 07, 2009 7:59 AM GMT
    I haven't done a night marathon, but I often train at night. Sometimes, in the summer, I will take a run through the arboretum under the stars with nothing but the buzz of the cicadas to keep me company.

    Yes, it is different from running the day. The trails definitely require more concentration to follow when you are trying to pick them out by moonlight, and you're never sure if a homeless man is going to jump out of the bushes. But I like it.

    If I were going to try a night race, I would definitely train to run at night. Your body would normally expect to be asleep at the time, so some funky should could start to happen as you go in the the latter part of the run. The only way around this is going to be teaching your body that it needs to run from 9 p.m. to midnight

    Good luck!

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    Dec 07, 2009 10:49 AM GMT
    DarkMatters said
    If I were going to try a night race, I would definitely train to run at night. Your body would normally expect to be asleep at the time, so some funky should could start to happen as you go in the the latter part of the run. The only way around this is going to be teaching your body that it needs to run from 9 p.m. to midnight


    I agree with this. You want to simulate pretty closely in training the experience you're preparing for. This may be a little tough if your schedule (or geographic location) prevents it.

    Good luck!

  • jrs1

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    Dec 07, 2009 11:20 AM GMT



    ... exercising at night: gives you a sort of mental relativity to the movements of the seemingly self-perpetuating vectors bearing along according to their respective directionalities. a metaphysical construct at hand, working itself out through the elements via the somatic isotopes or nuclides found within both the body and within the organic components with which you are surrounded.
    running - to saltate rhythmically ... to run at night - to not only invoke inner peace of the mind, but to galvanize the corpus by way of the corpuscular valences influencing from above.
  • gallus81

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    Dec 07, 2009 11:21 AM GMT
    zakariahzol saidI gonna do a first night marathon this February. It the first time stage in my country . start a 9 pm . All of my previous experience in during the morning and a few evening run (start 5pm). The ads is really cool. Stuff about , night breeze, running under the moon and star. The night is quieter. You can hear your foot step, your heartbeat and the street light. Have any of you guys done night run before? How about sharing the experience and the different between day and night running.

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    any more details on the run? where is it being held? i love running at night as it's when i do most of my own training, and am hoping to run a marathon in the next two years or so.
  • zakariahzol

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    Dec 07, 2009 1:53 PM GMT
    You want to fly from Darwin to Kuala Lumpur? Its in Putrajaya , Malaysia adminstrative city. This is the first of its kind here "Putrajaya Night Marathon" . I was running Singapore Marathon last Sunday, some guys past around the flyers. The event on 6 February with different range of category from full, half, and 7.7k (probably the category I gonna run at this stages since I dont have experience running night), There no quarter , unfortunately.

    If there any chance , you can make it, let me know.
  • zakariahzol

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    Dec 07, 2009 1:56 PM GMT
    jrs,

    What are you talking about? Sound like physic class to me.