How did the modern day marathon race get its name?
The story goes that in ancient Greek or Roman times a messenger was sent to the city of Marathon, 26.2 miles away, and upon delivering his message he collapsed and died ...
Is it possible to run 26 miles a day?
26 miles is about the length of a marathon, and with suitable training a runner can cover this distance in a few hours. So it is possible to run 26 miles in a day. The Belgian runner Stefaan Engels was reported to have run one marathon a day for a year, 365 marathons, finishing his last one in February 2011. ...
How can I train for a marathon?
You can train for a marathon by jogging or running several miles a day. You would also exercise and eat the right foods as well as drink plenty of fluids to run. ...
Asked in Exercise, Road Running, Marathon
What is a good marathon training plan?
There are many marathon training plans available online. Many are aimed at beginners who have little or no experience with running. Almost with no exception these plans focus on easy running only and get you to run 20 miles once or twice during the training cycle. This generally leaves you under-prepared for the marathon. A good marathon training plan combines easy running with faster running (tempo running and intervals). It also contains test runs / training races that give you a good sense...
Asked in Cardio Exercise
How many days before a marathon should you strength train legs?
Well if it were me I would train my legs as much as I can in fact I would train the day I heard about the marathon. ...
Asked in Road Running, Marathon
Can you train for a half marathon in 9 weeks?
yes. it all depends on your goals, base fitness, what you hope to get out of your half marathon experience, etc. i suggest running one long run a week (8 to 13 miles), with shorter runs during the week (4 to 6 miles per day). ...
What are modern marathon races named for?
Most modern marathons have 3-part names: Lead Sponsor + Location + "Marathon." There are, of course, many exceptions. The Marine Corps Marathon and US Air Force Marathon omit location (Washington, DC and Dayton, OH, respectively); the sponsors of some of the largest races get marginalized in common usage - (Bank of America) Chicago Marathon, and the Boston Marathon (associated with John Hancock and the Boston Athletic Association); then there are the unusual ones -- Cincinatti's "Flying Pig Marathon" comes to mind. The word "Marathon"...
What is the longest marathon ever run?
The Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race is the world's longest certified footrace. It is a multi-day race hosted by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team and takes place in Queens, New York in the USA from June-August every year. The course is a bit over one-half mile long and is run on the concrete sidewalk around a school, a playing field and a playground. The runners competing have 51 days in which to finish the distance - an average of running 60.78 miles on...