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yearround
05-19-2009, 01:03 AM
i ran my first marathon on Sunday. finished in 3:43.
i didn't really follow any traditional training plans, but used lots of things from different sources. i think the biggest weakness in my training was speed work. will do more of that for the next marathon.

now i can enjoy the summer on the water, as well as the mountain runs.

04OUTBACK
05-19-2009, 11:07 AM
Congrats Todd! Now off to the water for a reward! Sounds like you guys have some great weather this week. you should take today off and ride!

deerfield
05-19-2009, 11:20 AM
i ran my first marathon on Sunday.


That is outstanding! Congratulations!!

yearround
05-19-2009, 11:57 AM
3:43!!
(I had speed work built into the training program I gave you)
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yah, i know. it wasn't really convenient for me to go to a track for 1/4 splits. i would do a 1-2 mile warm up then a fast 5k (22min +/-) for speed. i will do another marathon in the fall, and i will hit the speed seriously, maybe even try to qualify for boston? but that is taking a huge chunk of time out.

most of my regular runs were at about 8's depending on distance and if i was with anyone.

today i am feeling pretty good, can barely feel any discomfort, if the weather stays good, we are going to the lake wednesday night. hopefully it will be smooth enough to ski!

kaneboats
05-19-2009, 01:02 PM
Quite an accomplishment. Nice job!

Mrs.Daze
05-23-2009, 06:03 PM
i ran my first marathon on Sunday. finished in 3:43.
i didn't really follow any traditional training plans, but used lots of things from different sources. i think the biggest weakness in my training was speed work. will do more of that for the next marathon.

now i can enjoy the summer on the water, as well as the mountain runs.

Great job!

jester
05-24-2009, 08:54 PM
Wow you are crazy. That is alot of running. Great job.