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  • dutch omi We're Not Worthy 5,642 posts since
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    15. Aug 24, 2008 7:07 PM (in response to Redward)
    Re: Activity after a marathon

    However long one is out there depends on fitness level, training, age, and attitude.  And as we all know, that  varies by person.  I guess you do what you need to finish and so do the rest of us.  To each his/her own.

  • RunnerWags Legend 624 posts since
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    16. Aug 24, 2008 7:40 PM (in response to theguppet333)
    Re: Activity after a marathon

     

    One suggestion would be to cross the finish line and yell "I'M TAKING MY FAMILY TO DISNEY WORLD!"

     

     

     

     

     

    Just a suggestion... for me, I don't know what the heck I'm gonna do.  I have to leave shortly after the race and fly to Vegas for a conference.

     

     

     

     

     

    I do suggest the ice baths.

     

     

    Recipe:

     

     

    Fill the tub w/cold water (add enough to cover your legs).

     

     

    Gently submerge your body.

     

     

    {wimper or repeat "ayayayayaya"}

     

     

    Add approximately 14-16 pounds of ice.

     

     

     

     

     

    Easy enough, right?

     

     

     

     

     

  • FormerBAM We're Not Worthy 4,378 posts since
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    17. Aug 24, 2008 8:06 PM (in response to RunnerWags)
    Re: Activity after a marathon

     

    RunnerWags wrote:

    One suggestion would be to cross the finish line and yell "I'M TAKING MY FAMILY TO DISNEY WORLD!"

     

     

     

     

     

    Just a suggestion... for me, I don't know what the heck I'm gonna do. I have to leave shortly after the race and fly to Vegas for a conference.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I do suggest the ice baths.

     

     

    Recipe:

     

     

    Fill the tub w/cold water (add enough to cover your legs).

     

     

    Gently submerge your body.

     

     

    {wimper or repeat "ayayayayaya"}

     

     

    Add approximately 14-16 pounds of ice.

     

     

     

     

     

    Easy enough, right?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LOL!  I followed this exact recipe yesterday morning after my long run

     

     

  • x_39_and_holding_x We're Not Worthy 2,974 posts since
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    18. Aug 24, 2008 10:55 PM (in response to FormerBAM)
    Re: Activity after a marathon

    This doesn't sound very good no matter what you all say.  

     

    14-16 pounds of ice?  I was thinking the ice bucket in my freezer would be helpful. ..  

     

    Did 20 miles, no ice bath, played hockey (pee wee, Craig!), won 5-1.





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  • HALOjen Legend 1,305 posts since
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    19. Aug 25, 2008 6:32 AM (in response to theguppet333)
    Re: Activity after a marathon

     

    I find that a massage 24-48 hours post-long run/marathon quite helpful.  I go to the same massage therapist every time so she knows what I need.  She also happens to be one of my best friends, so I get a good deal

     

     

     

     

     





    I will run for cupcakes!!

  • MariahAU Legend 227 posts since
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    21. Aug 25, 2008 10:09 AM (in response to theguppet333)
    Re: Activity after a marathon

     

    "jam" is an understatement. If you finish around 430 you will be standing in line for 15 minutes (feels like FOREVER) waiting to get food. Usually they pass back waters, but the line to food and the family is insane and one of the bad points about the marathon. I had to keep my knees bent to keep them from locking up. It was hard not to lean on the person next to you. I did for a minute then  realized that they had just run a marathon too. My dad fell down when his knees locked up from standing around. I guess just finish fast or enjoy the run and finish towards the end would be a way to avoid this... HA ...

     

     

    My family (bro and dad) meet at the beer tent. Its less crowded then the family greeting area and gives you a small walk. The finish area is pretty crowded.... beer area isn't too bad.

     

     

    There is a band and stuff.. I haven't really sat around to listen in the past or gone to the "party" that night. ..

     

     

    Last year we ended up walking back to the car. I was in PAIN and some guy picked us up at the pentagon. My knee was pretty busted and walking was rough.

     

     

    I'm sure walking and icing help. I think wearing your medal is the best medicine of ALL!

     

     

  • HALOjen Legend 1,305 posts since
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    22. Aug 25, 2008 10:46 AM (in response to MariahAU)
    Re: Activity after a marathon

    I got stuck in that traffic jam too!  I had some jelly beans in my pack and that saved me.  I am pretty sure I would have passed out had I not had those to eat while I was waiting for fluids.





    I will run for cupcakes!!

  • DCtoPgh Community Moderator 3,033 posts since
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    24. Aug 25, 2008 2:46 PM (in response to theguppet333)
    Re: Activity after a marathon

     

    theguppet333 wrote:

    Thank you all for your advice.  You all have very helpful!  I'm a great deal less apprehensive about the Big Day!  Awesome!!! 

    The big day is a little scary, but  it is a lot of fun and excitement and most definitely memorable. You'll have a great time.... before, during and after!





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  • Jimmy_D_Jarhead We're Not Worthy 4,477 posts since
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    25. Aug 25, 2008 4:01 PM (in response to DCtoPgh)
    Re: Activity after a marathon

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    DCtoPgh wrote:
    theguppet333 wrote:

    Thank you all for your advice. You all have very helpful! I'm a great deal less apprehensive about the Big Day! Awesome!!!

    The big day is a little scary, but it is a lot of fun and excitement and most definitely memorable. You'll have a great time.... before, during and after!

     

     

     

     

    I had some over training issues with my first marathon and could hardly walk afterwards.  That afternoon going around DC with my wife and sister was the best pain I ever felt.  If it hurts walking down stairs turn around and walk down the stairs backwards, I did!

     

     

    Jimmy

     

     






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  • makkem Expert 56 posts since
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    26. Sep 2, 2008 9:13 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Activity after a marathon

    After two of my marathons (1993 & 1994) I cycled the 4 miles from where I lived to church for the Annual General Meeting), then the 4 miles back home.

     

    I've also experienced the walking downstairs backwards routine aftre my first marathin in 1982, I was doing so for a week.

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