Thursday, February 10, 2011

I DID IT! I REGISTERED!

I really did it this time guys!  I might complain.  I might whine.  I might lose a limb. 

I registered for THE CHICAGO MARATHON 2011!!!

It's on October 9, 2011.

If you have run a marathon before, please share your training tips!  From fuel to shoes to clothing to hydration to a training program!  I need it all!

I actually am really scared.  After I registered, I put my head in my hands and (I don't care if you are not a religious person...), I prayed to GOD that I will not die!  lol.

I am running for a charity.  I will post further information on that.  It's a great charity and I run the half marathon for them every year.

Please share with your blogger friends who may have some tips for me!  Send them my way!  I need help! 

10 comments:

  1. Congrats!! That's awesome! You CAN do it! I've never run a marathon but it looks like it has been a nice progression for you. Best of luck!

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  2. Hey I just saw that you started following my blog and commented on the interview on Jodi's blog. Anyway, if you really do want a RoadID, I have a $5 off giftcard that I've been looking to give to someone. It expires 3/31. Let me know if you're interested!

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  3. Hey Mallory! Sure I would love the coupon for the Road ID. Do you have an email address? I can send you my address. Or you can go to my blog, click on the contact me link and email me your email address!! That would be fantastic!! Thanks!

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  4. Holy!! You can totally do this. I know you'll do great. Good luck!

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  5. Good for you, Amanda! Yeah! I'm waiting for a big paycheck so that I can register for my first half-marathon ever, October 16th in Atlantic City, and maybe also the half-marathin in Philadelphia five weeks later.

    Let me know when you get your Road ID. That's on my "wish/treat-yourself list", but have to come up with registration fees first!

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  6. Congratulations!! That's such exciting news :)

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  7. Congrats! I'm training for the Illinois Marathon (Apr 30) and a big factor in my success has been running with a group! I joined a running club that meets twice a week and it's been a lot of fun and helped with accountability toward "just showing up". There will be a ton of running groups training for the marathon later this spring/summer. Let me know if you want any suggestions...

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  8. Anonymous2/12/2011

    New reader and you can SO DO THIS! While you have to train long and hard - the biggest part is mental. My advice:
    Body Glide - I put it on my feet, the inside of my arms and under the band of my sports bra.
    Liquid - buy something you can wear around your waist. You won't want to carry your liquid in your hands. I used a pack with four bottles that had a zippered pouch for fuel.
    Food - I would feel sick if I didn't eat within 30 minutes of a long run (over 12 miles). Bring 1/2 a p-nut butter sandwich, banana or something similar for after the run (if you drive to your workout spot) or have it waiting for you if you run from home.
    Massages - Get one after your long runs. You will feel like you didn't do a long run!
    Fuel during the run - you will have to try out different kinds to find out what works best for you. I liked Gu Vanilla Bean because I found it difficult to chew and run and you could just swallow. To be honest though, they all taste gross after a while. Also, play with how often you need it. I had my first at 6o minutes, then every 30-40 minutes until the end of my run.

    Good luck and enjoy the process. You will be amazed at what your body can do.

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  9. Thanks anonymous! That's great advice!

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