shmiller

Joined: Mar 10
Posts: 504

      quote  
Posted: 04 May 2012, 13:30
I'm running in the Pittsburgh marathon this weekend (just the half for me this first time). I'm really nervous. Doubt Anyone have a great tip?
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead
mermaid33

Joined: Feb 11
Posts: 20

      quote  
Posted: 04 May 2012, 13:40
Give yourself mini goals as you go. Things like, "I'll run til the next water stop, the next mile, or whatever marker you chose. When I ran my first (and only so far) half,I kept doing that and made it to the last water stop before I took water (I know....hydration is important). And, I kept picking out a new person ahead of me that I wanted to pass. It kept me entertained.
Lindsay6384

Joined: Aug 11
Posts: 70

      quote  
Posted: 04 May 2012, 13:46
I'm running my 1st half marathon tomorrow morning too! Good luck!!!
“What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.”
mybuttabean

Joined: Apr 12
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 04 May 2012, 13:46
Good Luck!
erika2633

Joined: Nov 11
Posts: 810

      quote  
Posted: 04 May 2012, 14:08
Either walk through the water stations or squeeze the top of the cup together to limit the flow of water/powerade into your mouth. The first time I went through a water station during a 1/2 marathon, I tried to just run through it and drink normally and inhaled half the water.. I spent the next quarter mile trying to cough the water out of my lungs. Not fun! Smile And don't get too caught up in the excitement of race day and start out way too fast, because you'll likely burn out (unless you're crazy fast and awesome.. which maybe you are..) - If you know your average minute/mile pace, have a watch on and try to stay true to your goals so you know whether to push harder or slow down a bit!

Also, be sure to use the restrooms/porta-potties as many times as humanly possible before the race starts.


Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.
Rpalmst

Joined: Oct 11
Posts: 104

      quote  
Posted: 04 May 2012, 14:54
Cups of water over your head/face at each station...so damn refreshing.
malloryjones

Joined: Aug 11
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 04 May 2012, 16:09
Good luck. You will surprise yourself. A little nerves can be good. If you've never ran a "race" before you will notice that adrenaline is your friend on race day. Imagine yourself at the finish line, but remember to pace yourself. As long as you've been training, put "raceday" out of your mind and focus on feeding your body good race fuel and resting. Let us know how it goes!
Avenezio08

Joined: Jan 11
Posts: 13

      quote  
Posted: 05 May 2012, 06:23
The best piece of advice my neighbor gave me was start out at your slowest pace, everyone is going to go full throttle out of the starting line, they will loose momentum, about half way through, start to kick it up to your normal speed and then the last 3 miles, run like you have never ran before, the crowd cheering will keep you going, good luck and post your results!
saurell

Joined: May 12
Posts: 2

      quote  
Posted: 05 May 2012, 12:12
i'm starting keep fit tomorrow and i hope it go's well with out giving up



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Do you lift weights
No, I don't want to get too bulky.
by Diablo360x on 28 May 15 04:31 AM
Leslie Sansone , Debbie Rocker workouts
ICor1013 wrote: For those of you who use Leslie Sansone's walking workout videos, I'm wondering if there's a way to record the exercise other than under "brisk walking". I carry ...
by amyskids on 20 May 15 02:22 PM
Arm Pit Chaffing
For your armpits, I used to get the same but then I realised it was more about before and after care than anything else. I use a small amount of deodorant before I run and then afterwards when I shower, ...
by JustineJones on 19 May 15 07:54 PM
slim in 6
I lasted about 4 weeks in the the slim in 6 was never able to get through the leg exercises but it did kick my @ss! Exhausting to say the least but I did find it challenged me even though I did not fi ...
by Joan0816 on 11 May 15 08:06 AM
How long do you all work out for?
It depends on the type I do. Usually 25-30 min of weights and/or HIIT. I really like a free website called fitnessblender.com. Lots and lots of different types of workouts and lengths there.
by fabfivemom on 30 Apr 15 03:21 PM