OC Marathon here I come

Mike B.
on 3/9/14 3:48 am
I am training for my first full marathon that is coming up in May. I just finished a 16.6 mile run this morning with a pace of 10:12. I will need to work on picking up my pace if I plan on finishing the marathon in 4 hours or less. You know, two years ago if someone told me I would be running a marathon, I would have laughed at them. Now, I am enjoying life these days. Getting the sleeve was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

HW:280       SW:270       OLD GW:190       NEW GW: 180       CW: 174

on 3/9/14 3:55 am - OK
VSG on 07/05/13

How exciting!  I don't like to run, but I do love walking and hiking and feel quite a sense of accomplishment when I finish.  Best of luck with your time!


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on 3/9/14 6:15 am

great job with the running.  I can't even imagine running 16 miles!  Good for you! You should be so proud of yourself!

best wishes,



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Gwen M.
on 3/9/14 7:27 am
VSG on 03/13/14

How exciting!  My partner is running his first marathon two days after my surgery next week.  His determination and dedication is one of the things that inspires me.  :D

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on 3/9/14 10:45 am - TN
VSG on 01/14/14

Running a marathon is my biggest goal for this surgery!  I can't wait to hear how you do.  I miss running, so much.


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on 3/9/14 1:56 pm

That's incredible Mike.....

26.2 miles on my motorcycle and I need to pull over for a rest.....


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on 3/9/14 11:55 pm - FL
VSG on 01/09/13

When I saw this thread, I thought you meant an "OC" marathon on Netflix.  LOL  I was like, Oh, fun!! ;-)

I love to run now but I am just now getting to where I can almost do a 5k without stopping. Marathon is a loooong way away for me. Congrats!!

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on 3/10/14 12:04 am - Toronto, Canada

Awesome! I did my first full last October. I ended up running on an injury (IT Band Syndrome) and actually changed shoes the DAY BEFORE the marathon. But I actually got to run it, instead of walk most of it, which is what I thought I would have to do because I was in so much pain. But the physiotherapy, new shoes and determination got me through with a time of 4:31:35. I took it easy through the whole run. My goal this year is to qualify for Boston (my time has to be under 3:45) and i'm doing my first IronMan (half) in July!! Like you, three years ago I never would have thought it was possible! Go GO GO!!

Surgery March 23/2011. Completed three full marathons and two half marathons, two half Ironman distances. Completed my first Full Ironman distance (4 km swim, 180 km bike, 42.2 km (full marathon) run) in Muskoka August 30/2015. Next Ironman Lake Placid July 23/2017!