Originally Posted by Razor Shines
I'm going to try the Indianapolis Marathon at the end of October.
I had no idea there was such a thing as synthetic socks, and I'll be interested to find out what body glide is. Thanks for the suggestions.
I gave up drinking pop a couple years ago. I drink about a gallon water a day.
I've thought about raising my goal to 4 hours, but at this point even if I did that I wouldn't be able to stop thinking about 3.5. So even if I made in under 4 I'd still be angry with myself for not making it in 3.5.
Thanks for the suggestions, thank you to everybody.
One other thing any thoughts on training on a treadmill vs. running outside? So far I've done both. I like running outside but there are times when I feel like watching the Reds game or a basketball game while I run.
As a person who's been running regularly for 3 years, I would've tried the Chicago marathon first. But it's OK. I've been told by many, many people that Chicago's is the best place to run for your first because it's flat and the fan support is outstanding. Cincinnati's is hilly and slow. As for Indy, I think it's fairly decent and I think you'll like it.
Like everyone has said so far, you need 1 long run a week. Personally, I wouldn't worry about time or pace for your first marathon on your long runs. I would just try and finish your long runs. I haven't ran one yet, but I wouldn't. My goal is just to finish. I guess I would have a goal of like 3.5 hours, but I'm just going to go out and run on my long runs when I train for my first one.
Drink lots and lots of water.
Remember to load up on carbs the night before the race as I'm sure you'll be told a million times.
Stretching is so important, yet many people skip it. It really does help your performance.