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    Default I'm running my 1st Marathon!

    Yup, it's official! I'm all paid up and registered. Been at it since Sept..Only a coupla set backs...hurricane, cold...Are there any marathoners here? What should I eat the day before? BTW, the marathon is 1/29..It's ING in Miami. Their site is: www.ingmiamimarathon.com. Should be very scenic! Anyhoo, post away if you've got any tips or comments. ;)

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    high carb with low protein/fat beginning 3days before,
    drink plenty of water the night before & morning of,
    take in lots of protein afterward when your body's in recovery.

    (edit- good luck with the marathon.)
    Last edited by aaharvel; 01-16-2006 at 02:30 PM.

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    I was supposed to run the PF Chang RnR Marathon in Phoenix this weekend. I got a stress fracture in left foot back in Sept., so I decided to dropback to the half. Then I got that distance runner's hamstring pull and missed another few weeks of training. So I said screw it, ate the cost of the number, saved the hotel costs, and drove to hang out with steveinaz instead.

    All I can say at this point is listen to your body and don't hurt yourself. Could I have ran the half this weekend? Probably. Would able to play soccer and softball and keep trying to run this spring/winter season? I doubt it.

    Hopefully I'll be ready for San Diego. Good luck and run smarter, not harder.

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    Crazy but cool!
    Good luck!
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    Wow! that's very cool. I can only dream of ever participating in a marathon... that takes real discipline and endurance. best of luck.

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    thanks for the replies!! i'm running for the average american guy. while i've trained hard, my diet has remained the same. i eat what i want and drink my share of beer. i'll be the guy with the beer gut and skinny legs, trundling across the finish line. :D at 40, finishing a marathon is one of those things to do before i......i think the night before, i'll have me some steak & eggs. :p no beer though...prob. stay off the sauce for about a week....yeah right!!! :)

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    Way to go sda2mike. You're an inspiration to many of us who one day will attempt to finish a marathon.

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    You are a much better man than I.

    I could never make a marathon. I have trouble running down to the mailbox without passing out!
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    Mike - I have a small Polk Audio tie pin that I'd like to mail you before the race...that way we're all with you during the event. You might need it for motivation :D

    Email me your mailing address.... dorokusai@comcast.net

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    I wish I was in good enough shape to run one. I have the discipline but not the endurance. After about 3 miles I'm killed. Diet is so Important and thats my biggest downfall. I work out alot and I also eat alot.

    Good luck to yeah, lots of respect from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis
    Good luck to yeah, lots of respect from here.
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    Make sure you have a friend there for you at the end. Lots of fluids with electrolytes before, during and after the run. Be prepared to have your feet look like total hell and be walking like an elderly man for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai
    Mike - I have a small Polk Audio tie pin that I'd like to mail you before the race...that way we're all with you during the event. You might need it for motivation :D

    Email me your mailing address.... dorokusai@comcast.net

    NICE!!!!! :D I've emailed me addy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizelbs
    Make sure you have a friend there for you at the end. Lots of fluids with electrolytes before, during and after the run. Be prepared to have your feet look like total hell and be walking like an elderly man for a while.

    I learned early on to bring water w me on any run over 4 miles... 2 weeks ago i ran 18 miles. my feet looked and felt like death! my knees, the outside tendons, were f---ed. so, yes i did walk like an old guy. this past saturday, i ran the same 18 mile route. i put on some knee wraps. real simple things. they worked perfectly. no knee pain at all!! for my feets, i put vaseline all over the little piggies and NOT ONE BLISTER!!!! :D Thanks for your comments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis
    I wish I was in good enough shape to run one. I have the discipline but not the endurance. After about 3 miles I'm killed. Diet is so Important and thats my biggest downfall. I work out alot and I also eat alot.

    Good luck to yeah, lots of respect from here.

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    Actually, when I finally decided to train for this thing back in Sept., I was running 2 or 3 times a week. Sometimes only once a week though. No real running program. My usual run was 2.5 to 3 miles, or roughly 30 minutes. Once in a while I would run 5 miles. It would wear me out for a week! They say, if you can run for 30 minutes, you can train for a marathon.

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    Great gesture Mark. Good luck in the race sda2mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janmike
    Great gesture Mark. Good luck in the race sda2mike.
    Thanks Mike! :)

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    Awesome! :D Good luck. My knees hurt just thinking about it. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772
    Awesome! :D Good luck. My knees hurt just thinking about it. :p
    block that pain outta yer brain!

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    yeah, good luck to you, is it the full 26 miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver
    yeah, good luck to you, is it the full 26 miles?
    no sir, 26 point 2, to be exact :D

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    Good idea Mark. A little karma cant hurt! ;)
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    sir, im a mam

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    Mike - Please send me that information again. I think I deleted you without thinking from my SPAM filter. I'll have it to your door ASAP. It won't add but 1/32 of an ounce to your body, just mount it on your back, in order to keep you streamlined :)

    Get a picture if you are able, that would be neat for us Polk nerds :D

    I'm sure I didn't say it, GOOD LUCK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver
    sir, im a mam
    pardon me, ma'am... :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver
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    Cool, we need more female members in CP. It seems most us are males.

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    well... i'm leaving in an hour or so for miami! check in to the hotel on south beach, get the race packet, then drive the course.....then i'll probably load up on some pasta. i'm starting to get the butterflies :D

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    You'll be fine, brother!

    Best of luck to you!

    Just imagine...first one to the finish line gets Matt Polk's brand new SRT system! Booooooyah!

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    The butterflies are gone the instant the gun fires. Have a good run.

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    Good luck, sir. :)

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