Marathon - Dreams Come True
Run a marathon was my dream since 12 years, so I'm a responsible approach to this difficult task.
According to world statistics, the number of marathon enthusiasts grows every year. In the US, all marathons in 2010 crossed the finish line of about 500 thousand. Participants (Running USA national report 2010). In Russia, we are witnessing the opposite tendency.
Amateur race is one of the most useful forms of physical culture, and no other sport can boast of such a small monetary investment. Begin to engage can afford to run virtually any more or less healthy people, even quite far from the sport. Often use running as a way out of the crisis of middle age. A huge number of people around the world is in the race is not only fun, but also a new target, and even the meaning of life. A marathon is a kind of crown effort runner. After a marathon for a simple man in the street - it's like Everest to climbers. Very interesting that can be experienced by visiting the top of the world. And these feelings are changing for the better man.
To be successful, without risk to health, to finish a marathon (42 km 195 m), you need a lot of training. On average, training plans to prepare for a marathon designed for 16-18 weeks. Classes are held 6 days a week.
Before starting training, I decided to paint a plan by day and hang all this splendor on the wall to increase the pep.
The first week, 85 km. An extract from the diary: Passed the first week. It was hard. No floating state is not observed. The legs are extremely heavy. I wondered when this heaviness is gone.
While running, the body loses a huge amount of liquid, so long jogging need to drink water. After training on the clothes remain stains from sweat.
The second week, 89 km. Blog: thoughts always revolve around running. Now there is no such thing as a "hunger" and "satiation". About the food, I think in the category of digested / non-digested / how many used the carbohydrates. That is digested quickly - a banana or a meringue? Are my muscle glycogen save up enough to not much to climb "in the fat" on the long-term?
In the long run you can not see how to namozolil leg blood. To avoid these troubles, I thoroughly stocked plaster.
Blog: All the time it is necessary to follow the technique. Movement out much more harmonious, efficient, strong, coherent, if scroll through them in the head. Hopefully later this harmony will be "written" on the subcortex
Blog: So, I ran my first in the life of 27 km. I tried to concentrate solely on driving, falling into a kind of meditation. In this state move it was easy enough, but constantly had to "grab by the tail," the feeling of automatism. I think the primary source of this meditation is to control heart rate. When I started jumping between puddles or think about anything else, heart rate increased, and I immediately lost control. I can not say that it was a pure automatism. A feeling that the chest was some light balloon, which supported the lightness in the body. After the end of the route fatigue and pain in the legs covered with a head. Barely dotrusila home. All clothes - even squeeze. I lost about 2, 5 kg of liquid. Fatigue was very strong. I did not want to eat or drink, just go to bed. Feeling that I was about to get sick. Hot body. Joints ache. Muscles ache. Delirious state for 1, 5 hours spent in bed. Then, after the borscht, noticeably relieved.
The third week, 89 km.
In the beginning of the training process of the body can throw different "things" in the form of pain or swelling. Today I woke up with "drunkards-swollen mug". On the eve was a weekend, and after a long 24-kilometer training hard all day, I drank water. The result, as they say, is obvious.
The whole story is a marathon - a journey inside your own body, soul. Within the interior. I feel every cell of the body from the inside. Is it possible to show the insides and the changes in them, their development and regression?
The fourth week, 79 km. During the 4-month training has to contend with the strongest attack of laziness. The body, tired of daily training, paralyzing the will power, and sometimes I have to pull myself out literally by the scruff.
Diary: Today muscles were like empty. It is a pleasant, desirable ease. The muscles felt palpable energy, wanted to run one kilometer after the other.
The fifth week, 77 km. Blog: Why run a marathon? During prolonged exercise has to discover entirely on the other side. But the marathon as a crown, can give some sort of revelation. Without a long sweaty daily work on yourself to the crown just do not get. And then - a new level, a new height, a new frontier, a new strip of understanding yourself and the things around. While this is a mystery, but that beyond "the wall"?
Diary: It seems that I have become more sentimental. Yesterday's as she walked into the store, I almost burst into tears for no reason, when presented as escape and run a marathon. Like, that would be at the finish line.
The sixth week, 79 km.
Diary: Today, after 20 km, condition and good mood. There was a time in the beginning, when the wild did not want to run, it was hard. But I took it for granted, as an adventure, and in the end I felt an incredible sweetness, emanating as if from the cells themselves, some slight vibration and euphoria absolutely every body particles.
The seventh week, 58 km. Diary: Fun days are behind us, and I entered into a prolonged period of dreary hopeless nepruha. When banal not have enough strength to complete the training, pain and discomfort in the legs haunt you like a stuck, and the state of some poluobrechennosti in Raiders of the Lost, "the very" light and airy, it was my normal everyday condition.
Blog: The main discovery I made during this period - it is a complete absence of communication between the state of health prior to training and the ability to run scheduled. Fighting mood downright feast of the spirit and the desire of all to break before training can turn treacherous weakness and gadsky myslishki complete workout within 5-7 km after the start. Postpone, postpone, "nedobegat better than to run across." The body rebels and calmly ignored my morning ambitions, covering lethargy and paralyzing the will of ...
... and, on the contrary, sloth, liquid excuses and protests of the body before exercise evaporate in 2-3 km after the start of the movement, the body runs a wave of energy, warming the muscle tissue from the inside, and it seems that, leave the familiar heaviness of the legs, flight from the aki fighter.
The eighth week of 72 km. Blog: Well, Christmas trees Well stick! I rubbed navel, now so frustrating when the fabric comes to umbilical corn ... I had to glue and attach "rescuer."
Diary: Today the last kilometer was very hard, I wanted to go the distance. Legs - lead. And it took about three hours, and I have such a state, it will release me now on the track, has suffered a breakneck pace, and will cut the wind until you're blue. Some euphoria Pruha. Save would preserve that feeling. The feeling that I shine from the inside as if there sits some energy com. Does he long to me? The pain in his knees released, the severity of the left leg. What is interesting this thing - running. He can dictate their terms, to subjugate the whole of existence, but he gives no less.
Blog: When running out of power, I become more irritable. Madden children on bicycles and stupid women, riding on the rollers in position polushpagat. Also hate when tormoznutaya little family is not giving way. Enrage the people who are trying to prove to me that a lot of running - it's bad for the health, and as a joke gestures show that, they say, well, how much can escape! Enough already!
The ninth week, 7 km. Diary: Illness. 38. Weakness temperature. A sore throat. All down the drain.
Tenth week, 42 km. Diary: I calmed disease died rushes frantically to fulfill all that is written in the plan. Because can not afford it to me yet. Clearly see, the plan is designed for healthy men, not the first line of the attackers three hours in the marathon
Blog: The first serious failure occurred three weeks ago, when I was due to the complete lack of strength was not able to run 32 km. I was devastated, crushed morale. I wanted to roar with laughter, so it was a shame. The next day I decided to take revenge, but the focus is once again failed. Physically, again it was very hard, but mentally feel better. Still, it's not a matter of life and death, right? Cold, I felt almost hours of the disease, hoping to miss a minimum. But then I adopted the downtime and calmed down. I calmed down so much that decided to finally break out of the schedule, and leave for a week in distant lands.
The eleventh week, 0 km. Diary: snow, snowboarding, swollen knees. On the running forces no choice at all.
to twelve weeks, 35 km. After a week of snowboarding terribly aching knees. It was necessary to impose a ton warming ointment on your joints to ache worry minimum. The weakness in the whole body pursued until the end of the week.
The thirteenth week, 61 km. Diary: I'm back. Finally leaving apathy, apathy. At the end of training I have fallen into such a prostration that was scary. I felt some unbearable lightness, weightlessness. I have already led to the footpath. Hardly able to control steps, but it was not felt fatigue.
The fourteenth week, 65 km. Running through a long workout (28 km), managed to get rid of the fear of the long distances, came to me after several unsuccessful attempts to overcome the 30-kilometer line.
Fifteenth Week, 61 km. Diary: Sometimes, when a particularly hard climb thoughts in my head, "where I got involved." And I understand that will not give for nothing. And sorry for myself and not Reaches those damned volumes, but I bring ourselves to such a state that the conscience of the nedobeganiya not tortured or droplets.
sixteen weeks, 57 km. Blog: It's not hard to believe that a marathon so soon. Preparation is so long that the running process eventually turns into a routine and it seems that training tyagomotina never end. The goal is so far away that it is better not to remember.
The seventeenth week, 55 km.
Blog: Why run? What makes it so special, attractive? For me it is an undeniable basis for any kind of sport, the foundation and the building material at the same time. Running - it's like the white color, the lack of visible information. But the white color at the same time and the most complex of all the colors, it is the synthesis of all colors. And run, those endless, boring, repetitive movement of millions of times - develops all aspects of my personality. Muscles, joints, the heart, the circulatory system. Thinking, attitude, character, patience. And most importantly - this is meditation, which are sometimes lucky enough to fall. This is something new and air, something different. This sweetness of muscles, strange ball of energy inside you that you can roll over and radiate. From this feeling tears well up directly during the run.
Diary: Mood jumps after physical condition which presents unpleasant surprises. Predprostudnom'm in a state of intermittent bouts of wild energy. I'm waiting for some kind of revelation from my body. And I'm afraid to fall into the pit, I'm afraid not stand break. I will fight to the end, but if the legs just buckled treacherously? What then?
The eighteenth week, 73 km (including the marathon). Total 1084 km. Results in a marathon - 3 chasa 49 minutes 4 seconds.
In the morning due to the strong prelaunch excitement I forgot to seal the plaster foot. The result in all its glory can be seen in the photograph.
Diary: At around 21 kilometers, I was cheerful as a cucumber. I just enjoyed the ease, power running control. After 31 km there was a small fear of the unknown, but nothing much happened. By then I overtook people just crowds. God, what a thrill packs, bundles, stacks overtake brawny men and understand that you are stronger, you've got another car forces and can even be added. It just inspires! Forces enough for a nice finishing sprint. Stop - and I'm flying. The incredible lightness of weakness in the body. This condition lasted for 20 seconds, until I stopped moving. Muscles get sick immediately, as soon as I stopped. View bloody heel finally struck me.
Diary: the finish and after a while there was no emotion, only slight sadness that's all over. What a dream come true. And true as you could only dream of. But the joy, peace there. Just calm.
Blog: nothing extraordinary had happened to me. I collided with the wall, it did not pass through the torments of hell to overcome it. I saw on the faces of some of the marathon, which is worth the struggle. I am happy and enjoying, from the first to the last meter, ran his first marathon. My result was six minutes better than planned. How's great to write the word "marathon" in direct relation to me. I ran a marathon. Damn nice!
Now, for the good old tradition, and can be cut.
Blog: Why I chose a marathon? I do not have any explanation for this common problem. I think it's a marathon chose me. All my life I ran a short distance and could succeed in this business if you wish. But really, to shiver in the hands, I wanted to run a marathon. This great distance, its inaccessibility captivated me as a child, and I am happy that the dream finally came true.
Blog: after the finish, coming to himself, I hobbled along the marathon route. Some marathon runners last kilometer overcame with great anguish on his face! But they continued to run. Some run could not, but continued to move forward strange Dergano-hopping technique. There were thick, and the old, the sick and shins, knees, hips, and just strange people, who, it would seem, is not a place in the marathon. And all of them inexorably moving toward the finish line. No they are not forced, but almost no one and did not support. But they fled, spending the remnants of forces, fled to finish a great distance.
I am sure that for most of them it was the first marathon. And they were able to unstick his weighty fifth point from the cozy chairs and start a new, wonderful life. I am convinced that a large number of newly marathoners updated internally. And if they are not waiting for the revelation of the finish line, at least one fact that they were able to run 42 kilometers, making them better.