Ran my 20 mile long run. Final Preparations for Vancouver BC Marathon. Any thoughts?

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    Mar 28, 2010 10:05 PM GMT
    Appreciate any advice you may have for my 1st marathon.
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    Mar 28, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    SprintSeattle saidAppreciate any advice you may have for my 1st marathon.

    Are you going for a competitive finishing time, or for the experience, with just completing it enough to satisfy you? By the way, congrats on doing this much so far.
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    Mar 29, 2010 12:18 AM GMT
    remember its 26.2 miles long -- therefore pace well...and have a good race nutrition plan.

    good get 'em tiger!
  • chris_dallas

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    Mar 29, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    SLEEP!!! one thing ppl dont do enough b4 this kinda thing haha
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    Mar 29, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    I think the advice given here still applies:

    First Marathon Advice - http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/765983/
  • Glorfindel

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    Mar 29, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
    Most important piece of race day advice you'll ever get: HAVE FUN! icon_biggrin.gif

    Finish strong and finish with a smile on your face. You can do it.
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    Mar 29, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    try to finish the race...even if you are the last one : )
  • Celticmusl

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    Mar 29, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    Well I...um....just ran my 21 mile long run. Yeah, that's right.
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    Mar 29, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    if a fat lady passes you, try to put her out of your mind.
    if a hot guy passes you, keep thinking about him.
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    Mar 29, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    IsmeIvan1990 saidtry to finish the race...even if you are the last one : )


    Excuse me all I want to know is: Are you MOM's understudy?

    Or are you getting into his little box of " tudes "

    OH OP good going and just enjoy yourself even the pain!!
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    Mar 29, 2010 4:41 AM GMT


    .....omg Roccoe's back! Hey Mr!
  • skibrad10

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    Apr 22, 2010 10:37 PM GMT
    Even splits, or neg splits! Good hydration, nutrition and big smile!
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    Apr 22, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    If you're going to join a pacing group, go and vet the pacer at the registration expo beforehand. Just chat him up--how many pacing groups has he led, how many times has he run this particular course--Honestly, he/she should be a little older--they know what they're doing! These folks can be great if they're good--at the end, when your brain is fried, all you have to do is think about keeping up with them. But I've also had flakey ones who went out too fast and fell out of the race---
    Best of luck!
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    Apr 23, 2010 2:21 AM GMT
    I couldn't last 5 minutes on a Treadmill Stress Test without having chest pain...Good luck to youicon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 23, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    If you've never ran more than the 20 you just ran... I highly recommend bringing along some Tylenol to take somewhere between mile 15 and 20... just in case your feet start aching.

    Good luck!