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A great sod debate (in my head)

I have a backyard that has been troubled ever since we moved in. It was clear at that time that lawn of some sort was not doing very well. We tried adding new good soil and starting grass from seed that supposedly was the right kind for our area and the fact that the back gets little direct sunlight. [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Dec 2, 2014 - 14 answers

A year to prepare

I just finished my 9+1 to get entry to next year's NYC marathon. If I had time to do one thing in addition to my running program, what should I add to my training? [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Nov 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Good maps of this Sunday's NYC Marathon?

The organizers of this Sunday's NYC Marathon have a pretty shitty map; is there a better one available? I'm hoping for something overlaid on Google Maps or some such equivalent. Bonus question: how do I gauge what time the elite runners would be running by a given spot?
posted by dfriedman on Oct 30, 2014 - 5 answers

GPS watch instead of an iPhone for running?

I currently use Runkeeper on my iPhone to log runs and races (mostly 10k’s). Next year I’m doing a half-marathon and marathon. Is it worth getting a GPS watch & heart rate monitor? (Considering the Garmin 220 or 620.) I’m thinking about the convenience/functionality of a watch versus a phone, and the training benefits of a HRM. I’d rather not get another device unless it’s a marked improvement.
posted by Huw on Oct 13, 2014 - 19 answers

Nice ways to cheer for a friend running a marathon?

Marathon runners, what are some ways that you love your friends and family to show you support? My friend is running a marathon, and as a non-runner, I would love some ideas to cheer him on during, or congratulate him at the end. [more inside]
posted by film on Sep 4, 2014 - 19 answers

I am looking for a marathon within driving distance of Seattle

I am planning on running a marathon sometime between spring 2015 and August 2016 with lots of flexibility in time frame. I need to choose a marathon and it must be ithin driving distance of Seattle. This will be my first marathon so I do want some support - I want a timing chip - and I want a photographer. I'm not sure what else I want in terms of crowds, etc. If you have experience with marathons in this area that you can share, please do.
posted by bq on Aug 25, 2014 - 15 answers

Is running 20+ miles not safe??

I saw my sports therapist doctor who is a respected doctor in his field. i told him that i wanted to run a marathon someday but he said that marathons are unsafe for hearts/muscles/bones and encouraged me to stick to shorter races. He also said 12-20 miles a week is the sweet spot for running and anything over that loses health benefits. he said he wrote a paper on it. Does anyone on this site who has experience in sports medicine know what race is the upper limit for avoiding undue health risks? [more inside]
posted by Thanquol180 on Aug 18, 2014 - 24 answers

Training for a Marathon post-injury

I'm registered for the Chicago Marathon this October (in 11 weeks) . It'll be my first race running this far. I also bruised the hell out of my heel 2 weeks ago. Now that I can run again, how do I adjust my training plan? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jul 27, 2014 - 8 answers

Training for consecutive distance runs

I’m looking for advice on training and meal plans for two half-marathons then a marathon with minimal breaks in-between. [more inside]
posted by Pink Frost on Jul 10, 2014 - 8 answers

Bondathon without the Bond

2 years ago my husband got all huffy and insulted that I hadn't seen all the James Bond movies and instated "Bondathon" where we watched one Bond movie, in order, every sunday every week until we got through them all. He had it all timed out so that the final week coincided with the release of Skyfall. I may not have liked all the movies (Oh my god, "You Only Live Twice" is utter crap!) but I really liked the experience otherwise. Give me some suggestions for other movie -athons that we can have. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jun 26, 2014 - 93 answers

Make it rain

I can't sweat on one side of my face - What are the implications for endurance sports/running a marathon? [more inside]
posted by mermily on May 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Marathon tips

I'm running my first marathon in a few months and need your advices! [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Apr 21, 2014 - 14 answers

Is it actually legal to bandit a marathon? (run w/o registering)

I would never personally actually bandit a marathon (to bandit is to run a race without having paid the fee to register). Please no comments on whether it's good, bad, or immoral. But for curiosity sake, according to this article in the wall street journal, it's not illegal at all. And if it's not illegal, how can the "bandit catchers" force a bandit off the course? Are there really that many bandits at most marathons? What if a bandit only ran from mile 2 to mile 24? I find everything about this topic interesting. Experiences, and tips are appreciated.
posted by crawltopslow on Feb 26, 2014 - 28 answers

Distance running in Africa

I want to run my first marathon. I live in Africa. Where on this content can I find a marathon well-suited to a decent novice runner? [more inside]
posted by eugenen on Feb 7, 2014 - 7 answers

Gift and/or ideas for girlfriend running PHL marathon

My GF is running her first-ever marathon next weekend in Philadelphia. I'm looking for creative or interesting suggestions for either a gift or something I can do that she might like (beyond flowers at the finish and a massage, both of which are a done deal). Any runners out there have a specific suggestion--maybe something sweet or thoughtful that was done for you after you finished? Thanks!
posted by eggman on Nov 9, 2013 - 12 answers

Marathon Weekend in NYC

Help me and my kids plan a fun, low-hassle weekend in New York watching Missus_A run the marathon! [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Nov 1, 2013 - 26 answers

Feeling sick/faint after running long distances

I am training for my first marathon, and my recent long runs have led to me feeling like I'm going to faint right afterwards. Looking for advice about what to eat before/during a long run. [more inside]
posted by barnoley on Sep 13, 2013 - 21 answers

Marathon training: class vs. solo

Should I sign up for a class to train for my first marathon or train by myself? [more inside]
posted by Terriniski on Jul 15, 2013 - 8 answers

How do I raise money for charity without getting my husband upset?

I am running a fall marathon with a charity bib. I am about 50% of the way to my goal, but my husband is upset that I've been using social media to raise money. My partner is in a position of power at a large corporation, and some of his colleagues are personal friends of mine. He thinks that it comes off as tacky if I try to raise money as a general ask to my (more than a thousand) Facebook friends because he thinks it reflects badly on him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2013 - 54 answers

Is the Post-Marathon-Bombing One Fund a Worthwhile Charity?

I'm a Bostonian and many of us helped after the marathon bombings, but I'm wondering what are the best resources to find out exactly how helpful The One Fund really is? [more inside]
posted by kinetic on May 6, 2013 - 8 answers

Any resistance to lockdown and search?

Boston lockdown filter: During the recent dragnet, have there been any reports of people refusing to permit a police search of their home? Or of people going outside against the 'urgings' of the authorities?
posted by LonnieK on Apr 23, 2013 - 16 answers

Running up that [Haahtbreak] Hill

Our friend is running in her first Boston Marathon this year, and we want to support her from home. If we are able to get a few helpful Boston friends to do our bidding, what can we do to give her an unexpected boost? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Apr 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me be a better runner.

Help me be a better runner. [more inside]
posted by thank you silence on Jan 6, 2013 - 31 answers

NYC Marathon- Sitting Room for Spectators

I'm planning to attend the NYC Marathon as a spectator. I'm hoping to find a spot somewhere between the mile 20 & 21 posts (in the Bronx) where I can have a chair and a baby stroller. Will there be room? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Oct 25, 2012 - 4 answers

I'm looking for recipes that are basically the hardcore level of food.

I'm looking for recipes that take, literally, days to make and are incredibly labor intensive. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on May 8, 2012 - 34 answers

Advice for the undertrained?

Am I going to badly regret running a half-marathon this weekend with minimal training? [more inside]
posted by Pomo on May 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Where to stay for NYC Marathon.

Recommendations needed for best lodging for a runner and family spectators for the 2012 New York City Marathon. [more inside]
posted by catseatcheese on Apr 27, 2012 - 7 answers

It thirteen point one miles

Help me run the last three miles of a half marathon next month. I've run twice before and both times I stalled out at around 10 miles. I've got four more weeks to go, help me make the best of them. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe on Apr 9, 2012 - 21 answers

Paris to Sauternes and back

I have to be in Paris for an academic conference on May 31 to June 1st. On June 2nd, there's a marathon in Sauternes, which appears to be about 6-7 hours south-west of Paris by car. My question is (1) having never been to France, and never traveled around Europe except by train and since college, can I get from Paris to Sauternes in time to run the race at 8:30am the next morning realistically? And (2) can you help me logistically plan this ahead of time so that it minimizes risk of getting lost, missing the race, and spending a lot of money? I will be flying out of Paris, fyi, and haven't booked any flights yet.
posted by scunning on Apr 2, 2012 - 10 answers

What should the voice in my head say?

Help me be ok with not giving 100% to running every day. [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Feb 26, 2012 - 16 answers

Unique horror movie themes!

I'm looking for some unique horror movie marathon themes. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Nov 23, 2011 - 29 answers

New York Marathon Traffic

Asking for a friend: "Our flight leaves from JFK at 5:55 PM. We're currently in Northern New Jersey, near Morristown. My father has offered to drive us to the airport, but we're concerned about whether this will be physically/emotionally possible due to the marathon. Our plan was to head south and take the Verrazano Bridge. Will this take us around the road closures / traffic hell, or should we just take the train?"
posted by ootsocsid on Nov 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Be prepared.

Help me stock my house for 24-hr sex-a-thon. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 - 29 answers

Half Hacks Please!

Give Me Your Half Marathon Hacks [more inside]
posted by LowellLarson on Jun 7, 2011 - 13 answers

How can I stay hydrated and avoid stress fractures?

[Marathon Running Filter] Should I keep training in my Vibrams and how the heck do I keep hydrated?? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Apr 6, 2011 - 22 answers

Inline Skate Marathon Prep

Need some advice for a inline skate/rollerblade marathon. [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on Mar 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Newbie needs tips for training beyond a 10K to a half-marathon

My friend and I are in the middle of C25K and want to go all the way to a half-marathon. She would like to get to a full marathon. We are getting conflicting advice on how to do this. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Dec 27, 2010 - 15 answers

What do ridiculous marathon athletes eat?

In two weeks, I'm attempting to break a world record by playing dodgeball for 36 hours straight. What should I eat, drink, wear, and do to make this bearable? [more inside]
posted by ImBitman on Dec 26, 2010 - 16 answers

What should I know to organize a successful fundraiser in the form of a race/fun run?

I first want to raise funds, but a close second is to raise awareness and increase name recognition for our organization and its mission around watershed protection. How do I do this effectively with this kind of event? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Nov 17, 2010 - 3 answers

How to psych someone up for the marathon?

NYC Marathon Filter: Non-Cheesy inspiration videos/stories for a soon to be marathoner friend? [more inside]
posted by AutoPilot83 on Nov 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Marathon Bypass Marathon Edition

Can I use the subway to cross the path of the NYC Marathon? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Nov 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Video game marathon planning

My dorm is interested in doing a video game marathon for charity. Advice? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Oct 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Marathon training meals suggestions

Help me with my eating problems as I train for my marathon. Please share your advice for daily meals and snacks so I can male it to and through my race. [more inside]
posted by scunning on Oct 15, 2010 - 7 answers

2010 Chicago Marathon Data

How to get raw data from 2010 Chicago Marathon results? I want to crunch some numbers, but I don't know how to scrape the data from the website. [more inside]
posted by corpse on Oct 14, 2010 - 3 answers

I'm a little thicker, make me quicker

Decided to run my second marathon--AZ Rock 'n Roll Marathon. Would appreciate some advice about my unique situation... [more inside]
posted by jdlugo on Oct 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Canadian Running

RUNNING FILTER CANADIAN STYLE: Gotta do a training run in Toronto. [more inside]
posted by cachondeo45 on Oct 7, 2010 - 5 answers

London Marathon reject: Any chance I can still get in?

I applied to run the London Marathon and received my "rejected" magazine last week. Given that I know there is absolutely no way I can make the £1,750-£2,500 required to pledge to a charity, is there any way I can get a chance to run it? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Oct 5, 2010 - 16 answers

How to pick up my marathon training after 2 weeks of not running?

I'm training for a marathon that is taking place in just over 5 weeks. I haven't been able to run for 2 weeks due to illness and injuries. I took a week off to nurse some hip bursitis and then I came down with a flu like bug. The longest training run I've done so far has been 14 miles, and that was two weeks ago. This weekend, I am supposed to do 18 miles. To you runners out there - what do you think the best way is for me to get back on track and finish the race successfully over the next 5 weeks? My pace is around 11 minutes/mile.
posted by emily37 on Sep 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Slightly wounded ultrarunner needs Nurse Nancy.

My boyfriend is a long distance runner and quite serious about it. He's been training for the Equinox Marathon in Fairbanks this September. He's developed a serious blister on his heel however... [more inside]
posted by madred on Sep 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Should I bother a doctor with this?

For the past month and a half I cannot stop sleeping. Should I bring this up to my doctor? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Aug 24, 2010 - 21 answers

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