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I signed up for my first marathon; the Adidas Sundown 2009, 42KM.

Feeling both excited and scared for my first marathon next year.

Am just interested in knowing how you guys train for marathons, any suggestions? By the way i am 19 years old and a girl.

Any specific training techniques that i could adopt?

Thank you. :)

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I signed up for my first marathon; the Adidas Sundown 2009, 42KM.

Feeling both excited and scared for my first marathon next year.

Am just interested in knowing how you guys train for marathons, any suggestions? By the way i am 19 years old and a girl.

Any specific training techniques that i could adopt?

Thank you. :)

run and run..... die die must do LSD...

make sure u dun try out new things on race day .....

do streching.....

most important dun forget to rest =D

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I signed up for my first marathon; the Adidas Sundown 2009, 42KM.

Feeling both excited and scared for my first marathon next year.

Am just interested in knowing how you guys train for marathons, any suggestions? By the way i am 19 years old and a girl.

Any specific training techniques that i could adopt?

Thank you. :)

run and run..... die die must do LSD...

make sure u dun try out new things on race day .....

do streching.....

most important dun forget to rest =D

thanks =)

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I signed up for my first marathon; the Adidas Sundown 2009, 42KM.

Feeling both excited and scared for my first marathon next year.

Am just interested in knowing how you guys train for marathons, any suggestions? By the way i am 19 years old and a girl.

Any specific training techniques that i could adopt?

Thank you. :)

what is the max distance you have done before?

what kind of timing u look for?

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I signed up for my first marathon; the Adidas Sundown 2009, 42KM.

Feeling both excited and scared for my first marathon next year.

Am just interested in knowing how you guys train for marathons, any suggestions? By the way i am 19 years old and a girl.

Any specific training techniques that i could adopt?

Thank you. :)

what is the max distance you have done before?

what kind of timing u look for?

Hi, I'm also aiming for my 1st marathon event during sundown and any tips would be greatly appreciated. My personal max distance is about 11km and actually i'm just aiming for completion and not any specific timing.

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This is my sample half-marathon training program ( I still manage to clear full marathon with that training:

Week 1:

Mon - 5K

Tue - 9k Midweek Moderate Distance

Wed - 5k

Thu - 9k Midweek Moderate Distance

Fri - Rest

Sat - 14 LSD

Sun - Rest

Add 1-2k every 2 weeks to the Midweek Moderate and LSD progressively

I did this for three months, adjusting according to your body. Lower those mileage accordingly, e.g. injury, races.

Last 1 month to the marathon, barring the last week taper, I was doing about 60-70K weekly mileage. See E.g of second last week mileage before marathon

Mon - 7k (Morning), 7k(Afternoon)

Tue - 13k (Morning)

Wed - 7k (Morning), 7k(Afternoon)

Thu - 10k (Morning)

Fri - 7k (Afternoon)

Sat - 22 (Morning)

Sun - Rest

I am intending to maintain a min 50k weekly mileage throughout the whole year if possible. I can simply up the mileage 1 months prior to any race for optimal conditioning.

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i'm the same age, started running in May 08 and lazy to plan trainings.

Instead join Team FatBird Marathon Trainings.

In short there are only 3 things I did...

1) They plan and you just follow. dont need to go crazy thinking and planning. But stay committed.

2) During training find a suitable pace group that you can keep up with.

3) On race day just follow the pacers.

Outcome, i finished my first marathon ytd. =)

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i'm the same age, started running in May 08 and lazy to plan trainings.

Instead join Team FatBird Marathon Trainings.

In short there are only 3 things I did...

1) They plan and you just follow. dont need to go crazy thinking and planning. But stay committed.

2) During training find a suitable pace group that you can keep up with.

3) On race day just follow the pacers.

Outcome, i finished my first marathon ytd. =)

Yeah. Follow Froots 3 steps! Stay committed and make sure you train properly.

Do not overtrain as you may end up with injuries. Always listen to your body. That's what ultra sifu always tells us! :) if you're unwell, take a break, rest and recuperate. You will come back stronger. :)

Just stick to the training program, train with a group and you should be a-ok!

See you at the trainings for Sundown 2009!

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sounds nice!

what is FatBird Tranings?

ah, you must've done the standard chartered marathon! Congrats! =)

i'm the same age, started running in May 08 and lazy to plan trainings.

Instead join Team FatBird Marathon Trainings.

In short there are only 3 things I did...

1) They plan and you just follow. dont need to go crazy thinking and planning. But stay committed.

2) During training find a suitable pace group that you can keep up with.

3) On race day just follow the pacers.

Outcome, i finished my first marathon ytd. =)

my longest distance was about 20-21K. I....... hope to finish in about 5 and a half hours, if it's possible!!! if not i'm happy to finish within a reasonable time.

I signed up for my first marathon; the Adidas Sundown 2009, 42KM.

Feeling both excited and scared for my first marathon next year.

Am just interested in knowing how you guys train for marathons, any suggestions? By the way i am 19 years old and a girl.

Any specific training techniques that i could adopt?

Thank you. :)

what is the max distance you have done before?

what kind of timing u look for?

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sounds nice!

what is FatBird Tranings?

ah, you must've done the standard chartered marathon! Congrats! =)

i'm the same age, started running in May 08 and lazy to plan trainings.

Instead join Team FatBird Marathon Trainings.

In short there are only 3 things I did...

1) They plan and you just follow. dont need to go crazy thinking and planning. But stay committed.

2) During training find a suitable pace group that you can keep up with.

3) On race day just follow the pacers.

Outcome, i finished my first marathon ytd. =)

Team FatBird Marathon training is for training pacers.. but, pacees can also join in.

The training starts about 15 weeks before the marathon, with a weekly update on expected mileage, recovery runs, cross trainings etc etc, so really dont need to worry, just follow.

During the 15 weeks, we meet up once a week for a Long Steady Distance (LSD) run, running as a group is a lot more interesting/encouraging and you get Shifus' advice etc etc..

Team Fatbird even sends out a weekly newsletter updating subscribers on local races via interviews and race reviews, Marathon tips from the Shifus in the team and other interesting information!

As for now there isnt any marathon training, but in any case we 'help out' at I-Run and you could try coming down to get to know us a little more =)

Check Us Out!! =D

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hey im also going for my first marathon in sundown and im 18 this year. i too just started running in july last year with wave run.. the longest i ran was 15km and like wolflet, im just aiming to complete. so perhaps we can all run together and build up some stamina for 42!

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well..

i attempt my first full w/o any half or 10km..here is how i train..

mon - LSD , 10km run at easy pace

tues - interval training, 1 km fast pace, 1km easy pace..

wed - LSD, 10km run at easy pace

thurs - swimming @ 30 laps

fri - rest

sat - LSD, 15 - 20km run at easy pace

sun - other exercise

that is how i train..pretty useful for me..as u can train further,u can increase the mileage too..i also include core exercise to build up my core muscle..core is vital..

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what is core exercise?

sorry me noob..

In very basic terms, core refer to the muscles in centre part of your body trunk; minus arms, legs, neck, head. :)

So your back, chest, stomach muscles are all core muscles... so exercises like sit-ups, push-ups, plank, etc will help.

Theory is that if your core muscles are strong, they will aid in your running as well.

As for your other question, the typical advice is that the LSD should be about 75-80% of the full distance being attempted. So 5-7km longest training distance for a full marathon may mean that you will hit the wall before you complete the marathon and it may be a very painful experience in the end.

Of cos, all this is just the usual advice for an "average" person, whom we all know probably doesnt exist. Everyone's different and I know of colleagues who run sub-4hrs with the longest training distance being 10km. So, it's all up to you, but I'd venture that if you want less pain on the actual day, then you'd need to put in your miles.

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what is core exercise?

sorry me noob..

In very basic terms, core refer to the muscles in centre part of your body trunk; minus arms, legs, neck, head. :)

So your back, chest, stomach muscles are all core muscles... so exercises like sit-ups, push-ups, plank, etc will help.

Theory is that if your core muscles are strong, they will aid in your running as well.

As for your other question, the typical advice is that the LSD should be about 75-80% of the full distance being attempted. So 5-7km longest training distance for a full marathon may mean that you will hit the wall before you complete the marathon and it may be a very painful experience in the end.

Of cos, all this is just the usual advice for an "average" person, whom we all know probably doesnt exist. Everyone's different and I know of colleagues who run sub-4hrs with the longest training distance being 10km. So, it's all up to you, but I'd venture that if you want less pain on the actual day, then you'd need to put in your miles.

totally correct..core training is vital as it stabilises your body and distribute the stress to different part of the body effectively..you won't want to have just the leg taking all the loading..but core muscles is also the hardest to train, u slack for a day and it's gone..thus, must always push..i sometimes will squeeze my abs when i am running..after the run, will feel aching in my abs..to me, it felt like i had did a mini abs training..

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Hi all,

I also doing my 1st 42 km run..

Any advise on running in the night, as we need to overcome the sleepiness as well.. during the sundown race...

Also how to prevent knee and other injury.. ?

Thanks.

Join Team Fatbird Training :- http://www.sgrunners.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=9125

There are also various groups doing some nite runs and you may wish to join them. :cheers:

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Hi all,

I also doing my 1st 42 km run..

Any advise on running in the night, as we need to overcome the sleepiness as well.. during the sundown race...

Also how to prevent knee and other injury.. ?

Thanks.

hmm..actually, there isn't much advice when running at night..naturally, u won't feel sleepy coz u are running and also sweating..the sticky and aching feeling keeps u pretty awake..haha..or u can do some night running so to get used to it lo.. :smilie_daumen1:

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