Can a person run a marathon (42 km) without regular training and with the fact that the maximum distance was 10 km?

Can a person run a marathon (42 km) without regular training and with the fact that the maximum distance was 10 km?

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Answer 1
June, 2021

No, it cannot. For running 42 km. a preliminary weekly training is required - 70-80 km. during the week. And for a 10 km race. enough - 20-25 km. a week.

Answer 2
June, 2021

In principle, it can. Let's remember the history of the origin of the marathon as one of the running track and field discipline: "A Greek warrior named Phidippides in 490 BC after the Battle of Marathon, to announce the victory of the Greeks, ran non-stop from Marathon to Athens. Having reached Athens, he managed to shout: "Rejoice, Athenians, we won!" and fell dead. " Do you want to get it? If not, prepare according to your running training plan, and best of all under the supervision of a consulting trainer.

Answer 3
June, 2021

Good day Yegor and everyone who reads :)

Everything depends on the inner "core" of a person, his motivation and fortitude. It is possible to "make" a marathon, but only the risk is great. This is on the verge of human capabilities, without preparation. I would not risk it.

I ran my first marathon with a two-year cycle of daily training. In winter and summer in shorts, sometimes barefoot, and even in the snow.

The sensations are fantastic. You need to feel it in order to understand. And get infected for life.

I wish you health and happiness - every year, day and hour :)

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Answer 4
June, 2021

In general, a person can run a marathon without preparation, even if he has not run even 10 km. But this is called “for a fool,” and here the question is not whether he will make it or not, but at what cost. The likelihood that he will have global injuries, which will then require a long recovery (and it is possible that they will not recover at all), especially if the person is far from 20 years old, is very, very high. Even for people who train and perform large volumes, it happens that the body cannot cope with the distance.

Therefore, 100% and definitely a marathon and half marathon are distances that, ideally, require long-term preparation. You can't just start running if you have never run, you need to prepare for at least 6-8 months, do a specialized load.

You cannot run a marathon "from the couch", it is a question of a responsible attitude towards yourself and your body. We do not have spare parts and the restoration sometimes takes a very long time and is painful, and sometimes it does not happen at all. It happens that people tear their ligaments, which then requires surgery or problems with the spine, because this is a long distance. All official races are held on urban hard asphalt and it is very rash to do it without preparation.

Answer 5
June, 2021

Probably, such a person will not reach. Here is a list of possible scenarios in no particular order:

  1. The person will not be psychologically ready : "Damn, I ran 12 km and I'm almost dying, and there are still 30 km ahead. I'd better go home."
  2. Rub socks, shorts or T-shirt . It is unlikely that an inexperienced athlete, who has never even run a half marathon, knows about such painful and unpleasant things that are commonplace for an experienced runner. Sealing the nipples with a plaster or rubbing all of the above places with Vaseline is also unlikely to occur to him.
  3. It's corny legs will start to give way . Not everyone can even walk 42 km in a row, but here you need to run.
  4. The bundles will fail . It can be connected both with their lack of training, and with the inability to choose shoes for a marathon for their weight, pronation, coverage. And the transition to asphalt from rubber pavement is painful for many.
  5. Cramping will happen. It's not enough just to drink water during the race - the salts are removed with a lot of sweat.
  6. Fainting due to exhaustion or hypoglycemia due to lack of sugar - in the second half of the race, you also need to replenish your energy reserves.
  7. Heart problems . Long distances are excellent at detecting them. Occasionally there are deaths.
  8. Even if the legs and ligaments are ready, they can simply stop "holding" the back muscles and abs . This will shift the center of gravity and running will consume many times more energy. And with the wrong technique to overcome 42 km is an impossible task.
  9. Overheating or hypothermia due to improper selection of clothing.
  10. Severe decrease in speed from drinking too much water or overeating at transfer points.
    P. S. I myself recently ran 40+ in training, but I would not argue that I can repeat it right now. Too many factors determine whether you finish a race at the finish line or sooner.
Answer 6
June, 2021

I will answer as a person who has run several marathons, half marathons and shorter distances. It will be difficult to call it a run. It would be more correct to call it overcoming the distance with finishing after some time (well, let's say closer to 5 o'clock). Part of the route (not a small one) you will have to walk. Do you need it? To prepare for a marathon from scratch, it takes time, well, at least 6 months, for the body to get used to and adapt to such a load. To prepare for a marathon, you need training from 25 km to 35 km. If you want to suffer, then no one is against. Do not forget about the limit at intermediate points where you can be removed for running too slowly.

Answer 7
June, 2021

Yes, I have many friends who have run the "White Nights" marathon without significant preparation. So it's real. Yes, your time will be bad for an athlete, but for a person, running a marathon is a personal feat. Moreover, I ran 20km in official races with only 3 years of regular training (for myself). 42 psychologically not ready to run, although it may work out.

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