I am a lifelong runner in my early 40s who’s having trouble getting to the next level. I have a pair of friends who are the same age as me, have been running as long as I have, and train about as much as I do, but they are much faster. One thing I’ve noticed from their Strava files is that they’re able to sustain a much higher HR for longer amounts of time than I can. [more inside]
I run in extremely hot and humid weather and my shoes are squishy. I need to drill holes in them to let the sweat out. Help. [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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.
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]
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]
I’m looking for advice on training and meal plans for two half-marathons then a marathon with minimal breaks in-between. [more inside]
I can't sweat on one side of my face - What are the implications for endurance sports/running a marathon? [more inside]
I'm running my first marathon in a few months and need your advices! [more inside]
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!
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]
Should I sign up for a class to train for my first marathon or train by myself? [more inside]
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]
Help me be a better runner. [more inside]
Am I going to badly regret running a half-marathon this weekend with minimal training? [more inside]
Help me be ok with not giving 100% to running every day. [more inside]
Give Me Your Half Marathon Hacks [more inside]
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]
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]
Decided to run my second marathon--AZ Rock 'n Roll Marathon. Would appreciate some advice about my unique situation... [more inside]
RUNNING FILTER CANADIAN STYLE: Gotta do a training run in Toronto. [more inside]
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]
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.
Talk to me about marathon training. [more inside]
Light smoking, nicotine gum, and marathon training: I smoke 3 cigarettes a day, and am very set in this habit so it's hard to cut back. I'm training for a marathon that is soon. I want to use nicotine gum to cut back on my cigarette smoking ahead of the race. Is it okay to combine the gum + cigarettes at very low doses? What else should I know? [more inside]
Is it possible or pure lunacy to try to view the Boston Marathon at two or more points by using public transportation? If possible, what viewing areas would you recommend? [more inside]
I'm looking for a marathon training program that focuses primarily on intervals. [more inside]
What tips do you have for a new winter runner? [more inside]
Burma Shave jingles for marathon runners. [more inside]
Help me come up with a gift for a marathon runner! [more inside]
Marathoner Filter: I'm running the Oct. 11 Chicago Marathon and the Nov. 22 Philadelphia Marathon. Any tips on what I should be doing between these two races in terms of recovery and training?
runningfilter: I just found an extra week in my marathon training schedule (because I started a week early)-- help me decide how best to use it. [more inside]
I'm running the Chicago Marathon in the start of October and feel vastly unprepared and undertrained. Looking for advice on how to approach the next two months. [more inside]
What do I need to know/buy/wear to run longer and longer distances? [more inside]
Running Filter: I have signed up for half a marathon coming up at the end of January. I also signed up for a running group which helps you train for the half a marathon. I have missed about 60 precent of the running sessions. With the marathon less than a month away, I need some help getting ready for it. [more inside]
Where to run to in 2009.. [more inside]
I can run 6:30 miles for an hour, a little uncomfortably, or 7:00 miles pretty easily over the same interval. What would it take, training-wise, for me to run a sub-3-hour marathon? [more inside]
Marathon training filter: How long has it taken you to recover from the symptoms of overuse and get back to your training plan? [more inside]
Spira running shoes: horseshit? [more inside]
Post-marathon advice: I'm running my second marathon this weekend; I was very sore after my first and am convinced that an ice bath is probably my best bet post-race to combat soreness. Problem is, I'm more scared about the bath than the race. [more inside]
Runners of MeFi: What do you carry when you race, and what do you carry it in? Does anyone have any experience with this thing? [more inside]
Resources for exercises for my feet, arches, ankles, and lower legs? [more inside]
Is there any way to find out the percentage of Boston Marathon runners that qualified for the race vs. the percentage that gained entry through other means (charities and such)?
Help me come up with a team name and/or logo for the Vancouver Marathon. [more inside]
Can someone recommend a good beginner's marathon training group in San Francisco? [more inside]
Are those IT band straps for running worth a damn? [more inside]
I feel like a moron for asking this: Where can I take a shower in Memphis on Saturday? No, I'm not asking to use yours. [more inside]
RunningFilter: Half Marathon on Sunday. How should I spend Saturday?
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