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OKC Marathon

  • Thu, February 23, 2012 7:51 PM
    Message # 833910
    Deleted user
    This is my first long distance race, hell of a way to break in. I thought if I trained hard enough that I could do it. Now it's getting down to the wire, and I am gettting nervous about it. I know I could easily run the half marathon, but I have signed up for the full marathon. So 2 questions. 1) Is it possible to change from the full marathon to the half? 2) If you were me what would you do?
  • Fri, February 24, 2012 8:42 AM
    Reply # 834715 on 833910

    Hey Scott, according to their website, if you registered for the Full you can not switch to the Half, but if you still want to I would email the race director or post on their FB page to see what they say.

    What I would do is stick to the original plan of running the Full.  If you've put in the training time and your goal is just to finish, then see it through and just enjoy the ride, I promise you it'll be a great one.  OKCMM was my first marathon a few years ago and I'll never regret it.  The medal is awsome, the support is great and it's getting to be one of the biggest marathons in the country right here in our backyard!  That's just my 2 cents, now go run a few miles.  ;o)

  • Fri, February 24, 2012 2:19 PM
    Reply # 835022 on 833910
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  • Mon, February 27, 2012 1:55 PM
    Reply # 837306 on 833910
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    why don't you try running a half marathon before the OKCMM the land runners have the bus that goes to Ardmore and that is a pretty nice half, it will help boost your confidence.  Or the Jack Rector Panera 25K that is a good one too.  I would stick with the full at the OKCMM I ran it last year for the first time to ever run a marthon and the conditions were not good but I did it and that is the most important part.  Make your goal to finish it and you will be fine. 
  • Tue, February 28, 2012 11:37 AM
    Reply # 838389 on 833910
    There's also a half marathon at Lake Stanley Draper on March 18 (goofed, originally put April 18...thanks, Jon, for correction).  Go to Events/All Events for further details.
    Last modified: Sun, March 11, 2012 8:46 AM | Anonymous member
  • Sat, March 10, 2012 8:16 PM
    Reply # 855068 on 833910
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    I think the half at Draper Is March 18. Strides of March is the name if your interested
    The support at the OKCMM is awesome that alone is almost enough to carry you through 
    Last modified: Sat, March 10, 2012 8:17 PM | Deleted user
  • Mon, March 12, 2012 11:36 AM
    Reply # 856254 on 833910
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    I took the advice of a lot of people here. I ran Jack Rector Beacon Run this past weekend. While I did not set any land speed records, I was able to finish and got a very nice medal. I feel more confident heading into the marathon, but I also know I need a lot of work.
  • Mon, March 12, 2012 11:39 AM
    Reply # 856255 on 833910
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    I also want to thank everyone for their kind words of encouragement and the ways to go about doing things. The running community is one of the nicest I have ever come across, everyone is so supportive. Thanks.

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