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Since the last time i was on here my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer and then he had bone cancer and it was like hell he was in so much pain and eventually didn`t eat and got worse and worse at some point he looked as if he didn`t even know who we were.
And he passed over Feb 8th last month.:( :mad:
And i want to help spread the word of bone cancer and give some money to cancer charitys and make my dad proud of me at the same time.
So i want to take up jogging (again), and was hoping someone could tell me how much training you need to get fit for the abingdon marathon or a 26.2 miles marathon, in months and/or in general.
I weigh 13st with shoes on am fairly fit as i go mountain biking,but ain`t jogged in ages.And i want to do this right and not land up with a serious injury.

Thank you all who can help me.

CarlC

P.S to who ever has suffered or knows anybody that has suffered with any form of cancer, my heart goes out to ya.
 

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Hi Carl

I have no advice whatsoever about training or marathons having only just started myself, but I wanted to say that I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad. I'm sure he would be extremely proud of you and your efforts.

Good luck with your training.

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CarlC said:
Hey all
Since the last time i was on here my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer and then he had bone cancer and it was like hell he was in so much pain and eventually didn`t eat and got worse and worse at some point he looked as if he didn`t even know who we were.
And he passed over Feb 8th last month.:( :mad:
And i want to help spread the word of bone cancer and give some money to cancer charitys and make my dad proud of me at the same time.
So i want to take up jogging (again), and was hoping someone could tell me how much training you need to get fit for the abingdon marathon or a 26.2 miles marathon, in months and/or in general.
I weigh 13st with shoes on am fairly fit as i go mountain biking,but ain`t jogged in ages.And i want to do this right and not land up with a serious injury.

Thank you all who can help me.

CarlC

P.S to who ever has suffered or knows anybody that has suffered with any form of cancer, my heart goes out to ya.
Hi Carl, so sorry to hear your story ,however it 's fantastic that you have decided to take a positive approach to the future it'll not only help you but will help other close relatives who may not be dealing with the loss to feed off your positivity;) :)

So to the other question It really depends on whether or not you want to target a finishing time or not ,and depending on how far off this marathon is .to how realistic a target you can set yourself.

The most important aspect and this can't be stressed enough is to pace your training , ie not too much too soon.Whilst at seventeen years of age you'd make it round for your own self esteem i'm sure you'd like to get round in the best itime and condition possible!

There are numerous marathon programmes to follow such as beginner to marathon in x many weeks, runners world website has them for instance but if you type marathon training programmes into your search engine you'll find loads.

build up your distances gradually, eat a healthy diet, set youself a realistic target time,and above all remember why your doing this that will keep your motivaion up,and enjoy the experience .

Good luck with your training and the race keep us posted of how it's all going we love reading peoples experiences and your story will encourage other runners as well

take it easy

Cheriton
 

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Carl... I'm really sorry to read about your Dad, it's hard to lose a parent at any time but at 17 it must have been especially tough for you.

I can completely understand your reasons for wanting to take up running, and also to raise money and awareness through racing, but why the marathon?

Training for a marathon isn't just about training your body... there's so much more to it than that and you only begin to learn about the other stuff through build up races.

I have many years of marathon running experience behind me, having run almost 30 marathons plus ultra distance races, so I just want to give you the benefit of that experience.

If I was you I would put 'The Marathon' on a long term goal and then take one step at a time. I would look for a half marathon for say around September this year, and then look into a training plan to build up to that. There are some great half marathons around that time... I can point you towards some if you want, just send me a message via this site.

Within the training for the half you could put in some 10k races to sharpen your speed and get a feeling of race conditions and the preparation that suits you.

I really would urge you to think strongly about this, the marathon is a fantastic achievement but it requires respect or it can bite back quite severely.

You have age and time on your side, don't rush into it... build up to it over time and the experience will be all the better for it. You will only ever have one first marathon, so make it count.

Good luck and feel free to ask advice :)
 

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Carl... I'm really sorry to read about your Dad, it's hard to lose a parent at any time but at 17 it must have been especially tough for you.

I can completely understand your reasons for wanting to take up running, and also to raise money and awareness through racing, but why the marathon?

Training for a marathon isn't just about training your body... there's so much more to it than that and you only begin to learn about the other stuff through build up races.

I have many years of marathon running experience behind me, having run almost 30 marathons plus ultra distance races, so I just want to give you the benefit of that experience.

If I was you I would put 'The Marathon' on a long term goal and then take one step at a time. I would look for a half marathon for say around September this year, and then look into a training plan to build up to that. There are some great half marathons around that time... I can point you towards some if you want, just send me a message via this site.

Within the training for the half you could put in some 10k races to sharpen your speed and get a feeling of race conditions and the preparation that suits you.

I really would urge you to think strongly about this, the marathon is a fantastic achievement but it requires respect or it can bite back quite severely.

You have age and time on your side, don't rush into it... build up to it over time and the experience will be all the better for it. You will only ever have one first marathon, so make it count.

Good luck and feel free to ask advice :)
I agree withTrinity Carl,i didn't communicatye it very well in my last post;) build up gradually!
 

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Hey all
Thanks for the post(of support).I`ve thought about what you`ve all said and was thinking about the last time i ran and was thinking that i must of went rworng by jjogging to far at once, i felt sick when i got home.
So now i`m just gonna take it nice and easy,and hey trinity what about those half marathons can ya send me some please.:d

Cheers

CarlC

P.S i won`t be jogging till after next wednesday (my 18th birthday) just to let ya`ll now.

Thanks again.;) :d
 

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lol, you'd better make that friday then eh? Hope you have an awesome 18th, and make sure you keep us updated with your progress... We'll be sure to give you more info, advice and opinions than you can shake a birthday card at!
 

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CarlC said:
So now i`m just gonna take it nice and easy,and hey trinity what about those half marathons can ya send me some please.:d

Cheers

CarlC
Will do :)

My Son was 18 yesterday... hey that makes me old enough to... erm, now I'm depressed :confused:

:d

Better get off to work... sigh

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Hi Carl

I am saddened to hear your news, you sound like you are coping with great dignity and it takes a strong person to take a positive from something like this.

Best of luck with your training and like the others have said keep us posted on your progress you are an inspiration.

Happy 18th and make sure you party like crazy :d

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Sorry about your Dad Carl hugs

Charity is a great way of raising awareness and money.

I would definately recommend what Trinity said, Half a Marathon is a mile stone in itself... then least you know how you feel after a half etc... then you can then focus from there to go full hog and do a marathon.

I am running a half in October for Charity for Leukaemia.

I normally raise monies for Race for Life and last year i raised over £400 for just a 5k race.

So i am hoping to raise a bit more for the run to the beat half marathon in October.

So maybe you can raise monies for a half too first ?

I have only been running 7 months and worked my way up to a few halfs so i know how challenging they are, one day i hope to do a full but i know i am not ready this year.

Good luck and keep us all posted.
 

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Hey LEECE
Just to change the subject i noticed that your location is near great yarmouth, that`s where me my dad and mum had aload of holidays, my avator is taken from great yamouth on a boat of scarby sands i think it`s called.The last time we went we had aload of youths making a load of noise on purpose playing there car stereos really load when we where trying to sleep in the car, we only went for the day.Just thought i`d say lol.In my opion gr yarmouth has gone down hill since 1994.
 

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Hi Carl,

Well i used to go to great yarmouth and the norfolk broads with my family(originally a londoner) when i was smaller. Great Yarmouth is a little errrrrrr boy racerish to say the least... But they got nice chips there and the kids enjoy the rides there....:p

I live about 5 miles from Great Yarmouth and 4 miles away from lowestoft i live in a little village just in between them both :d so i dont get to witness them posing up and down the promenade regularly :d
 

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So from what i remmebr from my 18th we went to a chinese restaurant then on to my local pub and i got pissed lol and then yesturday had an hangover,omg my head was hurting.Don`t know how people do this all the time on weekends.
Anyway i brought my shorts today so i might go for a quick jog tomoz, but am have another party tomoz.lol
 

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Hi Carl, so sorry to read your story. I can't imagine what you've been through.

The first thing that comes to mind is the fact that you already do a sport which may lend itself to some kind of fund-raising. Is there no way that you could organize some sponsored mountain-biking event.... maybe a trek along one of the country's long-distance footpaths for example? you could rope some of your biking mates into doing this with you perhaps? This is just an initial reaction to your enquiries... which may save you the time and effort of "switching disciplines".
I wish you all the best in whichever task you set yourself in order to raise awareness of, and money for your cause.
 

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CarlC said:
Hey all
So from what i remmebr from my 18th we went to a chinese restaurant then on to my local pub and i got pissed lol and then yesturday had an hangover,omg my head was hurting.Don`t know how people do this all the time on weekends.
Anyway i brought my shorts today so i might go for a quick jog tomoz, but am have another party tomoz.lol
doesn't sound like marathon training :confused:...

you can still go running with hangovers you know...

i find it's the best way to get rid of them... much better than lying in bed feeling sick...
 
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