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    I've made the commitment, now to commit my mind ...

    I've decided to run a full marathon the last weekend in April in Oklahoma City. I've ran a couple half marathons without training a lick, and managed to run them without any major issues. The last one I ran was in 2012 again in the Oklahoma City Memorial marathon. There is no way I can do this run without training.

    I turn 40 in August and thought I'd give myself a goal prior to the big event.

    The toughest problem I have is my work requires a lot of travel. There are 14 weeks until the event and I already have 7 weeks of travel already scheduled with likely a couple more thrown in there as last minute things arise.

    I could use a bit of encouragement from you good folks and I hope to check in with my progress as things move along.

    Anyone wanna join me?

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    Graybird
    "Make no mistake, it's not revenge he's after ... It's the reckoning." Doc Holliday

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    Will do. Hotel staircases and treadmills may be your friend.


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    Good luck with the training! I know what you mean about travel, it throws a kink in a regular routine!

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    Best of luck to ya! I hope your travels take you to places with weather favorable for running.

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    Good luck to you graybird. I quit running many years ago after knee surgery I had after screwing it up chasing a big Tom. It has never been quite the same since and running on it made it hurt. I ran a marathon once and only once when I was in my twenties. I have had a great admiration for anyone that runs the long distance's because it kicked my butt! Have fun!

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    I got 7.75 miles in this morning. The wind was a kicker. I was running 10 min miles with it at my back and 14-15 min miles when going into it. I picked a new route today and had a total of 1847 ft elevation change.
    "Make no mistake, it's not revenge he's after ... It's the reckoning." Doc Holliday

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    Good work G.B.
    I am training for 1/2 marathon myself. I've never run a race and the goal, even if I do not enter, gets me in shape/healthy, and ready to take on the mountains this fall. I to did 7 miles this morning. :-)
    I've got your back bro. Good thing with running, is you can do it anywhere unlike most other workouts and sports.

    Quote Originally Posted by graybird View Post
    I got 7.75 miles in this morning. The wind was a kicker. I was running 10 min miles with it at my back and 14-15 min miles when going into it. I picked a new route today and had a total of 1847 ft elevation change.

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    Remind me not to go with you guys to bear country. I would be left way back in the dust for the bear. I agree with Iron Mike, the distance running is impressive.

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    lol; Did I mentioned I was running with a pack and mostly all incline?
    I love punishment...that's the same reason I got married! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    lol; Did I mentioned I was running with a pack and mostly all incline?
    I love punishment...that's the same reason I got married! :-)
    LOL, I think that is a different forum. That is crazy, holy cow. I am getting a little more motivated from these threads.

 

 

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