Hansen's Marathon Plan
Has anyone trained using the Hansen plan - shorter long runs but more overall running? I'm reading the book and am tempted to give it a shot.
Should I do an ultra?
I'm looking for input from someone experienced in 50 milers. I'm 47, and have been running for 4 years. I have a dream goal of running a 50 mile ultra by the time I turn 50. It doesn't seem possible right now, but then again a marathon seemed impossible a few years ago and now I've run 5. I've looked at training plans, but…
GPS watch accuracy
Does anyone use the Nike+ GPS watch? I needed to replace my Garmin earlier this year and went the cheaper and cooler-looking route of buying the Nike. I'm really starting to doubt its accuracy, especially with the immediate pace. The most important measurement to me is the pace of the current mile that I'm running. The…
Tricks for the last 6
For you marathoners, do you have any tricks to keep your mind busy during those last 6 miles? I have my (two) kids each write me 3 notes, which I carry in my Spi belt. Starting at 20 I read one each mile. It may sound corny, but it gives me something to look forward to. I'm always open to new ideas though.
Grandmas Marathon - the final stretch
I'm running Grandmas marathon (Duluth, MN) on June 22. This will be my fifth marathon and I'm very excited to set a new PR. I'm using this site to keep myself accountable to make a good surge in this last month before the race. I want to lose 5 more pound and follow some simple core exercises, 3 days a week. I have a…
Any fellow runners out there? I'm training for my 4th marathon this spring and using MFP to help shed some weight. (you don't have to be skinny and fast to run a marathon, just determined and a little nuts)