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Any first time Marathoners out there?

For years I have dreamed of running a marathon and this past new years I decided this would be the year. I used to run 5 miles with ease.... Then I grew up and gained about 30lbs now one mile is hard enough! I signed up for my first marathon which will be taking place this fall - and ran my first half marathon this past May making my goal time.

Any other people out there training for their first marathon or ran a marathon before?


Mon. Aug 23, 4:54pm

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Hey! I am training for my first marathon! Where is your marathon? I'm running the Rock 'N' Roll Denver.

How is your training going?

~umchicana

Monday, August 23, 2010, 6:39 PM

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Awesome!!!

I'm running the marine corps marathon :) my training is going rough. How is your. Training going?! :)

Monday, August 23, 2010, 9:00 PM

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i'll be running my first 1/2 marathon in february in austin! so far i can only run 4 miles straight, but i'm excited to see that increase!
-natalien
p.s. anita i read your blog and keeps me inspired :) thank you!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 9:43 AM

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Aw. Thanks PP! I'm glad I can inspire people!

OP - training is going well. I'm a little nervous because I work full time and I also am a graduate student. Classes started yesterday and I already feel overwhelmed.

Some runs are better than others, but overall it's going alright. I've had a few challenges like I got dizzy on one run; my foot was numb for a few days and I've gained some weight, but a few of those have already been resolved!

Why is your training rough?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 1:18 PM

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I'm having a difficult time working up the mileage. I really surprised myself on my first half - 2hrs and 30mins and I walked the last 2miles (I didn't eat enough so my blood sugar was SUPER low I had a migrane and felt like I was going to die) I really hope I surprise myself with this full marathon coming up!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 3:47 PM

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