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Training for a Marathon

I am going to run in a marathon in Oct. I have never done this, but in honor to celebrate having thyroid cancer and now being healthy, and turning 40 this is something I have always wanted to do. If you have run in marathons can you give me advise on what I need to be doing now, are there any certain exercises besides running and what should I be eating?

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lapcounter

Asked by lapcounter at 10:20 AM on Apr. 25, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I ran 8 to 10 miles outdoors 5 days a week then took 1 day off and then did my long run which was usually 16 miles. As I got closer to the date of the race I increased my long run to 20 miles. I didn't start doing the long runs until 8 weeks prior to the marathon.

    Kimposible

    Answer by Kimposible at 10:37 AM on Apr. 25, 2010

  • start seeing a chiropractor now, if you aren't already!
    congrats on your health, and good luck on your mission!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 2:49 PM on Apr. 25, 2010

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