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WanderingEng  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 18, 2017

Is this your first marathon? I'm doing my first in three and a half weeks. It's exciting and terrifying. There are a number of runners on hubski, so certainly ask questions if you have any.




Creativity  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This will be my first marathon ! Good luck ! Please update on how it goes :)

ButterflyEffect  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh, what are you running!?

WanderingEng  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm doing the Madison Marathon on November 12. It has a couple nice hills. The hill at mile 9 is a bit tough. It should be clear sailing from mile 9 to past mile 15. Mile 15 through 19 is what worries me most. It's a series of increasing hills. There's one more hill at mile 22, but that worries me less. If I can get to the bottom of that hill, I can get to the top. If I can get to the top, I can get to the finish.

I'm very familiar with the course, but the challenge of that first 19 miles to see how much I suffer in the last seven will be interesting.

I'm not going to do a long run this weekend, but I'll do one more 20+ mile run in a week. Then two weeks of taper.

rocketyak  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Good luck! Sounds like you've got a handle on it. Start slow and get enough fuel and you'll be fine =)