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42,2K IN 6 MONTHS
CHALLENGING THE NYC MARATHON 2009
WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT
MOTIVATION
What is your goal,
What‘s your motivation?
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Win it (!)
Fun
Lose weight
A wager
To do a once in a lifetime thing
Raise money
Fantastic !!
You must
be mad
comments to the
endeavour
Of course I’ll
sponsor you
Great idea, I
want to too
..silence..
PREPARATION
• Plan for training times
– Start at least 6 months before the race
• Medical tests (as required)
– General health
– Doctor with experience
– Lactate test
• Costs for the Marathon
– Travel / Hotel
– Registration
– Equipment
FUNDRAISING
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HAVE A PLAN
– Set a Fundraising Goal: ($5,000) Total Amount Raised: ($14,070)
– Start early
– Ask BIG! Never feel guilty about asking
PROMOTE YOUR MESSAGE
– Educate your donors on cause (PolioPlus)
• Set up a web site
• Enable online donations
(25% of our sponsors were via
online payments)
• Email is the key - Dynamic links
FOLLOW UP
– Follow up with your contributors
– Encourage last minute donations
– Send reminder emails
– Say thank you
TRAINING
• Plan your training
– Personal Trainer
– Run alone
– …with spouse/partner
– …with a running group
• Training time is more than the
Marathon itself
• We trained
(from End April to End October):
– 900km
– Starting with 3hrs/Week
– Ending 7hrs/Week
– Total of 145hrs
(add warm ups / stretching)
TRAINING
• Training is always possible
– Every season
– At any time
– With any kind of weather
– On holiday / on trips
– With a full agenda
– In a fitness studio / hotel
• Crosstraining
– Plan and monitor your training
EXAMPLE OF TRAINING PLAN
EQUIPMENT
• Proper shoes
– At least two pairs
• Running gear / functional clothes
– For every kind of weather
– Only excellent quality
• Accessories
– Pulse watch (GPS an option)
– Drinks
– Nip guard
– Arm bands
• Advice from
– Specialist stores
– Other runners
– Internet
– Books & magazines
NUTRITION
• Drinks
– 2-3 Litres a day (not just beer)
• Carbohydrates
– energy for your cells, tissues and
organs
– fuel for runners
• Dietary fibres
• Fats
• Proteins
• Reduce consumption of alcohol,
nicotine, and caffeine
PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES
(MENTAL STUFF)
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Take it easy
Don‘t listen to every story
Gain your own experience
Feel secure
Recall your motivation
Listen to your body
If you train then it's a doddle
I can do it!
THE FIRST HALF MARATHON
• Collect valuable experience
• How do I react in a
competitive environment
– With other runners
– With spectators
– With nutrition
– With drinks
– With hydration etc
• Time x2 plus 10% =
Marathon time
THE FINAL BUILD UP
• No need to run a marathon
• The really long run (3.5 hrs = >30kms)
THE DAYS BEFORE THE RACE…
• Relax
• You‘ve done most of what you can do
• Don‘t try new drinks, food, shoes or
clothes
• Rest 3 days before the race
• Enjoy the atmosphere
• Sleep well 2-3 days before the race
• Fill your body a week before the race
– carbs / water / magnesium or
Vitamins
THE BIG DAY – THE MARATHON
• Look after yourself – it‘s not worth
overdoing it
• Keep your vision
• One step at a time
• Trust yourself and your achievements,
you‘ve trained and are fit
• If you haven‘t slept well don‘t worry,
your body can cope with more than you
think
• Enjoy it!!
TIPS TO A FUN AND SUCCESSFUL
FINISH.
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Start slow: be patient – save energy for later.
Maintain a steady pace: Enjoy the race day atmosphere
Enjoy limited refreshments: Do not drink at every opportunity.
Eat safe: Do not consume anything before or during the race that
you have not consumed during training - may lead to an upset
stomach (unwanted stops at the portable restrooms).
Carry energy gel: replenish carbs (glycogen) during the run.
Conserve energy: Remember your goal.
Don’t forget to stretch: treat your body to some good post-race
stretching
Plan ahead: Lay out your running gear the night before race day.
Fan support: Positive words from supporters will lift you. Print
your name - total strangers will cheer you on.
Support others: encourage them - it just might be the lift they
need.
Hello Manhattan
Goodbye Pessimism:
That‘s where we want to get to!
It‘s not just about you
42.000 runners with the
same goal…
….look at the two
layers
The dimension of this race is
overwhelming
Two Million spectators and helpers
The highs and the lows of New York
Yes
we did it!
…and collected over €10.000
in the process

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