Re: run/walk

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r-at-work
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1. as hollowd said… the run/walk thing works… I was coming off an injury in 2002 and did the first (and only as it turned out) DC marathon on lots less than optimal training… my original thought was that since I had registered I would go out and run the first ten miles and then jump on the Metro and go home… my husband said “I’ll see you at 2:30″…

I did run the first 10 miles but my husband was right, I couldn’t stop… so I jogged & walked the last 16 and ended up with a PW but I was not even tired or sore… my husband said it proved I was more tenatious than intelligent…

it wasn’t “running” a marathon… but I did finish… and I guess that’s what you need to decide… what is you REAL goal… if it’s to lose weight and be healthier, maybe a marathon isn’t the healthiest option… but if all you want to do is say you ran on the course without paying and didn’t start or finish the race with the others than that’s your choice…

have you ever seen the zoo that the MCM is at the start?… it is not a pretty site, last year was the worst… I spent the first two miles passing people who were walking, some four abreast… and they weren’t even Galloway people… they were WALKERS who had planned to walk the whole way…

2. but if you’re banditing… when are you going to “jump in”… there really isn’t any clear area till about mile 1 and you also have to peel off before the last 0.2 so you won’t even be running the full race… so you won’t be able to say you DID it…just that you did part of it

so that’s two thoughts… I understand the motivation behind deciding to DO a marathon before you are really ready… I had run off and on for almost 8 years and REGISTERED in January for a 10K(Feb-00), ten miler(Apr-00) and a marathon(Oct-00)… knowing that I had put out the money helped to keep me training…

then I got hooked…

-R