Run a Marathon

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Ravi Ravi

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Finished TCS 10k Marathon in 63 min.

First of many marathons to come for sure. Trained hard for couple of months.


russelvpineda russelvpineda

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It was the hardest at the same time most rewarding thing i had ever did! Will definitely do it again and again! Now I feel I can do all the things in my bucket list!

 


Songdragoon104 Songdragoon104

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The ONS run for fun 2014 - A 4 km run, that usually is sponsored by big companies to donate to charities such as breast cancer awareness causes and other big charities.  

This was sponsored by biggest exhibitors like Statoil, Exxon etc. Everybody could first exercise with music, run around the lake and then all the way to downtown, and then get to listen to a concert. It is also an event that normally is centered around exhibitions and conferences however the run for fun marathon is an annual run that anyone and their families are invited to participate.

 


CarolineNave CarolineNave

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 The felling the day after is hard but it´s worth it, then you here the crowd cheering on you


bluenwild bluenwild

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I ran a pretty regular marathon in Würzburg, the city where I live. It was my second overall and within this year and I am sure now, that I like marathons in big cities with a lot of participants much better.

 


bhatia.drishti bhatia.drishti

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Ran the 21K marathon. Whooping 13miles! God heaven knows how I did it!

 


JnHeidZaand JnHeidZaand

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I did it!!!!

 


SSJSparky SSJSparky

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Ran the Manchester Marathon in April 2014. Completed it successfully!

 


Emily_974 Emily_974

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 I ran FUN RUN (10km) with my friends. We promised that we will run the Penang Bridge Marathon every year but something happened and we had stopped after 2013. It was a nice experience.


lee.hartill lee.hartill

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Sunday 13th April 2014

First marathon after 6 Months solid training, completed in 3 Hours 53 Minutes.

Planning on completing again in 2016, but in or around 3 Hours.

 


emyz10 emyz10

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Ok it was not exactly a marathon but a 15 km race and I am very proud I did it ! The atmosphere, the weather, the pleasure, everything made this day special :)

Nike Women's Run Paris 2015 : dimanche 7 juin Les Docks Quai d'Austerlitz - Cité de la Mode et du Design

 


sara.kindu.3 sara.kindu.3

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First little marathon aka ladies run. But very proud!


gantesmar gantesmar

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Color run 2017 - Panama City, Panama. 

 


goalkeeper goalkeeper

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 it was hard,but i m happy


emma.beynon08 emma.beynon08

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Did the HBF 4km fun run with 2 other friends

Thomas_Patrick93 Thomas_Patrick93

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I ran my first ever marathon in just under three hours. It was the Marine Corps Marathon and I finished in 2:59.51, thus qualifying me for the Boston Marathon. Additionally, I was a top ten finisher in my age group and  had my name included in the Washington Post for placing in the top 500 (128th Overall).

 


westergardc westergardc

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Ran my first marathon October 2012, and became addicted very quickly.

 


laurarward laurarward

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Thanks to joining the PayPal running team, I've found good support and was able to make running a marathon my goal in 2018. On Dec. 2, 2018 - my husband and I ran the California International Marathon in Sacramento, Ca.

The best part about this course is that it is an overall drop in elevation of 340 feet. That means, on the whole, it is more downhill than uphill. However, it's a rolling course, so there are many gradual uphills as much as downhills. The benefit of having this up and down was that I was able to power walk up the uphill grades, and still climb at about the same pace as runners around me, thereby saving my joints.

My biggest fears about running this marathon were that my leg muscles would give out. I've worked through a few injuries during the preparation for this, and there was a week in October when I thought I may not have had enough time to recover after a bad strain in my calf. Fortunately for me, my husband is an expert athelete, and was able to coach me through it, and really help do the work to repair the calf with still a month to train.

The other concern I had was simply the pounding on the pavement. It's no joke that running a marathon is painful, and I knew that my current shoes did not have as much cushion in the toes as prior pairs. I'm not sure why - are manufacturers just getting cheap, or is that a trend to get you to "feel the road" a bit more. I was worried that my toes, after going numb, would start to scream in pain. But that wasn't what happened. Instead, because I didn't replace enough of my electrolites, I had cramping in the front of my legs and my toes started to curl up. Oddly, this kept them from striking the pavement too hard on the last couple of miles. So it was difficult, just not in the way I had expected.

Another great piece of advice was from one of the PayPal coaches to set my pace and keep to it early on in the race. I knew that I would have an incredibly slow pace, so I started out so slow that it was almost comical. But this was great advice because by the time I reached the half, I was doing just about on target, and was able to maintain that pace through most of the course.

I did have to sit down at the side of the road one time with help from my husband, who put some ointment on my legs to keep them going. It was a cooling type of gel, and revitalized my legs. It did take about 2 1/2 minutes to pull off those compression socks and get to my actual legs, but it was worth it because it felt great and worked.

I also took some anti-cramping tablets at about mile 14. I can look back and see why I needed them, but at the time I was just thinking preventatively. I took another tablet around mile 20, but it didn't have much affect by then.

At mile 24 it was a great feeling, and the music was blaring and really giving me an adreneline rush. Then as I turned the corner to go the last 0.2 miles, I broke out into a fast pace and ran strong across the finish line, as the announcer said, "Pat and Laura Ward from San Jose"

I'm so proud to finally have this achievement. It's been an incredible journey to train so much for an event like this, overcome multiple obstacles, and finally realize this dream. The first marathon I ever saw was when I lived in New York City, back in the late 1990's, and I think I've wanted to do this ever since then. My advice to anyone out there that wants to run a marathon - don't wait! Find a marathon you can do, and start training with help from a trusted friend or a coach. It's an amazing achievement!

 


m.prytoliuk m.prytoliuk

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Need to practice more next time =) Two month isn't enough


happywanderer happywanderer

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Why not, I've done a half, how much harder can it be?  Okay, so maybe I have been thinking about this for a while and it seems impossible!  I seem to have lost the discipline to train so I am hoping by posting this I will be held more accountable to my words.

Wanaka half marathon is all down hill so I thought why not re-start my training with this!  I made the 4hr drive and completed it in 1:47hr without a bother then drove home the same day to go horse riding.  From here I continued, however I was lazy with my training.  The Christchurch Marathon was moving back to the city centre for the first time since the earthquakes and it was the 35th anniversary so I thought this would be a good marathon to complete as my first full marathon... plus right on my back door set!

I completed it in 4:03hr and felt great achieving 30th in the open women's division.  Not bad for a first attempt I though ;)


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