Marathons are...(quick survey)be immortalised in a book
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:53 PM
...are what DOMS call foreplay.
Edited by sammo72, 04 April 2012 - 08:53 PM.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:58 PM
a trial at midday;
a journey in the afternoon, to help you find your way;
a philosophy by evening,
a meditation through the night;
the only place acceptable for blokes to run in tights
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:35 PM
Edited by Colin, 04 April 2012 - 09:35 PM.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:10 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:01 AM
I am writing a book about marathons and would like to get some quick responses from anyone who has completed a marathon, (or not.)
Finish this sentence.
Your response can be one word, a sentence or whatever you feel is appropriate.
Thanks in advance,
All it needs to finish it is a !
Edited by Huff, 05 April 2012 - 04:18 AM.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:44 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:03 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:31 AM
(apologies to le tour commentary around TT time)
Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:59 AM
I was going to post that but thought I better check :-)
Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:22 AM
(At least in Dave's guide to the galaxy )
Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:38 PM
(also "Aha Mr Snot" but that doesn't seem quite as motivational)
Edited by slowmo, 06 April 2012 - 07:41 PM.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:49 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:16 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:38 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:54 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:15 PM
It can be hard to justify a longish trip for a 10 km - but for a marathon or ultra - not a problem!
Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:31 PM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:55 PM
(I shall answer this again sensibly after Port Macquarie Ironman, when my temporary all-consuming ironman brain is no longer complicating my running thought processes).
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:02 AM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:26 AM
Some in this thread are trying to make it so ...
Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:18 PM
- serious running race lasting up to 2:12 M, 2:25 F respectively
- mass participation events where you can buy very overpriced finishers certificate and event Tshirt
Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:23 PM
Yes, it is an iconic event which draws from legend and is replete with stories of great achievements - all of which I love reading about. But on an entirely personal level, I find that thinking of an upcoming marathon in those terms only leads to anxiety and lessens the chance that I'll have a satisfying race. Another way of putting it is that I view the marathon differently depending on whether I am a spectator or a participant. As a spectator, I revel in the magnitude and mystique of the event. As a participant I want instead to focus on each moment of my own running as I would in any other event.
That's just me - I realise that for others the opposite is true.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:32 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:35 PM
Edited by Quinkin, 20 April 2012 - 08:36 PM.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:01 PM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:36 PM
Marathons are; great to watch unfold (as they do) and are really inspirational. I watched it on foot and on bicycle.
BTW; last Sunday was 33years since I ran my first marathon @ Canberra. 25 since my last and I can never say never.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:02 PM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:29 PM