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I’m a broken man! May 9, 2007

Posted by nordictwin in Marathon, Marathon training, Running.
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I recently ( with Regina’s help ) finished my first marathon.  No one told me they were hazardous to your health!   As my body slowly recovers,  I wonder when do you start running again?  How much and how often do you train for maintainence?  Anyone know of a downhill Saturday marathon coming up this fall?

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1. RegiVizz - May 9, 2007

:-) And he’s already planning his next one!

2. RegiVizz - May 9, 2007

Oh yeah, and on runnersworld, I found this:
week 1: active rest
week 2: light cross-training, light weight lifting
week 3: return to running, slowly and on soft surfaces
week 4: start rebuilding a base, ease back into it

3. Rahim Rahman - May 10, 2007

I swam (with a float buoy) on Tuesday following the marathon and started running again Thursday for about 2-3 miles. By week 3, I’m back on my 20-30 mile. Of course, listen to your body.

I run 5-10-5 every week to keep my running base. Occasionally, I’ll add an extra 5-10 miles just for the fun of it. With a pretty good base, you’ll be able to jump back into marathon training without putting your body into shock of starting out again.

Downhill marathon is a lot harder on the body especially the quads, I believe. I heard Chicago is very flat but it’s sold out.

4. Mat Kearney « ~Random Ramblings~ - May 12, 2007

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5. grinnbearit - May 17, 2007

Now you can always brag about completing a marathon! I dream of that day…Way to go!

6. noelryan - May 18, 2007

Congratulations – I haven’t quite figured out how to deal with after effect of my first marathon: I can’t sustain the training I did for the marathon, it was too time and energy consuming. However, I am frustrated knowing that my fitness levels will drop significiantly because I am not running 5 times a week. I need to come up with a compromise….!

7. denmark98 - November 1, 2007

Crazy enough you will do it again! I did 3 NYC’s in a row and one in copenhagen…best accomplish. GOOD JOB


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