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NYC Marathon 2015

Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:39 am

Just got in through the lottery system! :dance:

The selection process is that, because of the large demand for this race, there is a lottery system that selects the participants. There's also the guaranteed admission process through certain qualifications which I didn't meet of course, so I had to apply through the lottery and hope to get selected. More than fifty percent of the participants each year do it through the lottery. Read somewhere recently that the odds are very low, with only 10-15% of lottery applicants getting selected each year. Was extremely lucky to get in at my first attempt! some people apply year after year and never get in.

Now the longest I've ever ran is 15 miles so I have a lot of practice ahead of me but I have 8 months to prepare. Will probably have to get a personal trainer too at some point but it's pricey.

Any runners around here? has someone done a marathon before and if so any advice?



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Re: NYC Marathon 2015

Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:42 am

Run forrest, run


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Re: NYC Marathon 2015

Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:20 pm

Cant say that movie has not been an inspiration

But thats not a very good technical advice



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Re: NYC Marathon 2015

Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:44 pm

My advice: if you get any blisters, use a pin or something to pop them and release all the juice, then use superglue to glue it shut.

Source: some marathon runner I read an article on years ago.


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Re: NYC Marathon 2015

Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:47 pm

If you can, have a local pizza company stand at the side of the race and hand out an unsliced pizza to you that you roll up and eat on the move to replenish your calories.

Source: Same bloke.


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Re: NYC Marathon 2015

Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:11 am

just came across this picture from the NYC marathon a couple of years ago. a certain person so randomly happens to be in the picture!

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Re: NYC Marathon 2015

Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:20 am

Wow! (Y)

Btw Sia, could you run the 26 miles carrying a large banner saying "unitedlounge.com"?

Thank you :P


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Re: NYC Marathon 2015

Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:26 am

RedSte wrote:Wow!   (Y)

Btw Sia, could you run the 26 miles carrying a large banner saying "unitedlounge.com"?

Thank you :P
too much to ask for my first time carrying a banner but send me a shirt with unitedlounge printed on it I'll wear it 8-)



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Re: NYC Marathon 2015

Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:54 am

Do you not have a marker pen?
Ps well done. Im too much of a fat shit to do a marathon


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Re: NYC Marathon 2015

Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:31 pm

i guess can do that with a marker but it wouldnt stick out like the shirt that RedSte is sending me :P



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