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Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby La » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:51 pm

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Postby turd ferguson » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:56 pm

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Re: Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby Jwolf » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:47 pm

Well....there are lots of people here who have successfully trained for marathons with a full-time job, even with families with young kids.
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Re: Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby Strider » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:56 pm

.. or 100 miles
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Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby Jwolf » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:11 pm

Strider wrote:.. or 100 miles

Yes. :)

Or Ironman. :)
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Re: Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby Stampie » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:33 pm

Jwolf wrote:Well....there are lots of people here who have successfully trained for marathons with a full-time job, even with families with young kids.

I’m in that category and I've done it twice in just shy of two years, so yes it can be done! Though I do have to admit some concessions/compromises had to be made on my part to accommodate my goals and have the least amount of impact on my family.
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Re: Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby MichaelMc » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:19 pm

I'm betting the number of marathon runners with full time jobs exceeds the percentage of NON runners with full time jobs.

It is not about having enough time, it is about what you choose to do with your time.

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Re: Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby erinmcd » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:16 am

You can always find time for what you want to do. I've got a full time job, 4 kids, I volunteer.......... and I find time to train.

The ultimate example of a marathon runner with a full time job is The Citizen Runner, Yuki Kawauchi- running his 9th marathon of the year tomorrow in NYC, has hit 2:08 twice this year, and holds down a full time job as a civil servant- insane!

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Postby La » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:21 pm

I was far more productive when I was training for Ironman because I had so many demands on my time. I had to figure out a way to get everything done. As the saying goes, "Want something done? Ask a busy person."

The whole point of the article (and the photo Turd posted echoes this), is that people who are inclined to run marathons are already high achievers, so they figure out a way to get everything done.
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Postby Jo-Jo » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:38 pm

La wrote:I was far more productive when I was training for Ironman because I had so many demands on my time. I had to figure out a way to get everything done. As the saying goes, "Want something done? Ask a busy person."

The whole point of the article (and the photo Turd posted echoes this), is that people who are inclined to run marathons are already high achievers, so they figure out a way to get everything done.



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Re: Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby Ken B » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:26 pm

Speaking for myself who has oodles of time and at least some energy to train for marathons, I am in awe and have much respect for those of you who participate in marathons, ultras, half-marathons, and triathlons while dealing with families ( often young ) as well as full time jobs and careers. Well done all!!! :)

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Postby Robinandamelia » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:23 pm

MichaelMc wrote:I'm betting the number of marathon runners with full time jobs exceeds the percentage of NON runners with full time jobs.

It is not about having enough time, it is about what you choose to do with your time.


Yeah I think this is true. I have full time job, young daughter, no spouse and commute 3 hours a day! It can be done for sure (especially if you don't mind the treadmill).

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Postby IronColl » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:24 am

Robinandamelia wrote:
MichaelMc wrote:I'm betting the number of marathon runners with full time jobs exceeds the percentage of NON runners with full time jobs.

It is not about having enough time, it is about what you choose to do with your time.


Yeah I think this is true. I have full time job, young daughter, no spouse and commute 3 hours a day! It can be done for sure (especially if you don't mind the treadmill).


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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:26 am

Not to mention that some of us LIKE working out in various ways.
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Postby turd ferguson » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:19 pm

La wrote:The whole point of the article (and the photo Turd posted echoes this), is that people who are inclined to run marathons are already high achievers, so they figure out a way to get everything done.


My point is that "busy" is often an excuse. "I'm too busy to run" usually means "I've chosen not to make running a priority".

Which is fine. There's nothing at all wrong with not making running a priority - just be conscious of the decision.
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Re: Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby Pat29 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:33 pm

Like others have said I think it is possible if you want to make the commitment. I have a full time job and 2 kids (1 and 4). I have run two marathons per year the last three years. For me it helps that I work about 8-10 km from home, great distance for weekday runs home . I also get a lot f my weekend runs done with one of the kids in the Chariot, except during the winter.
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Postby 5km » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:34 pm

erinmcd wrote:You can always find time for what you want to do. I've got a full time job, 4 kids, I volunteer.......... and I find time to train.

The ultimate example of a marathon runner with a full time job is The Citizen Runner, Yuki Kawauchi- running his 9th marathon of the year tomorrow in NYC, has hit 2:08 twice this year, and holds down a full time job as a civil servant- insane!

http://www.runnersworld.com/new-york-ci ... c-marathon


He finished in 11th place today in NYC Marathon in a time of 2:12:29. Pretty amazing.

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Postby Jogger Barbie » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:43 pm

turd ferguson wrote:
La wrote:The whole point of the article (and the photo Turd posted echoes this), is that people who are inclined to run marathons are already high achievers, so they figure out a way to get everything done.


My point is that "busy" is often an excuse. "I'm too busy to run" usually means "I've chosen not to make running a priority".

Which is fine. There's nothing at all wrong with not making running a priority - just be conscious of the decision.


Exactly. We all make choices and we all have to own our choices. I am sadly conscious that although I love to read, I have chosen to spend far less time reading than I would like. Because instead I spend time running, and at the gym, and at belly dance class. Those are the fun choices. Since I also choose to live in a relatively clean house with a relatively well-maintained yard, I also choose to spend some of my limited free time making those things happen. (Although for the record, I am getting closer to choosing to spend some of my disposable income on a housekeeping service. Yet another series of choices.)
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Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:23 am

Jogger Barbie wrote:(Although for the record, I am getting closer to choosing to spend some of my disposable income on a housekeeping service. Yet another series of choices.)


Been thinking about this myself....

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Robinandamelia wrote:
Jogger Barbie wrote:(Although for the record, I am getting closer to choosing to spend some of my disposable income on a housekeeping service. Yet another series of choices.)


Been thinking about this myself....

I did this back when I had a real job (and disposable income :lol:) and it was worth every penny.

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Re: Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby Jwolf » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:50 pm

Robinandamelia wrote:
Jogger Barbie wrote:(Although for the record, I am getting closer to choosing to spend some of my disposable income on a housekeeping service. Yet another series of choices.)


Been thinking about this myself....


Definitely do this!
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Re: Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby La » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:04 pm

Jwolf wrote:
Robinandamelia wrote:
Jogger Barbie wrote:(Although for the record, I am getting closer to choosing to spend some of my disposable income on a housekeeping service. Yet another series of choices.)


Been thinking about this myself....


Definitely do this!

I think I'm going to do this with the money I'll be earning from my PT job.
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Re: Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:26 pm

La wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
Robinandamelia wrote:
Jogger Barbie wrote:(Although for the record, I am getting closer to choosing to spend some of my disposable income on a housekeeping service. Yet another series of choices.)


Been thinking about this myself....


Definitely do this!

I think I'm going to do this with the money I'll be earning from my PT job.



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Re: Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby Stampie » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:29 pm

Jo-Jo wrote:
La wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
Robinandamelia wrote:
Jogger Barbie wrote:(Although for the record, I am getting closer to choosing to spend some of my disposable income on a housekeeping service. Yet another series of choices.)


Been thinking about this myself....


Definitely do this!

I think I'm going to do this with the money I'll be earning from my PT job.



Curious...where's your part time job?

Curious as well... p/t sous chef?
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Re: Marathon Training with a Full-Time Job

Postby La » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:27 pm

Stampie wrote:
Jo-Jo wrote:
La wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
Robinandamelia wrote:
Jogger Barbie wrote:(Although for the record, I am getting closer to choosing to spend some of my disposable income on a housekeeping service. Yet another series of choices.)


Been thinking about this myself....


Definitely do this!

I think I'm going to do this with the money I'll be earning from my PT job.



Curious...where's your part time job?

Curious as well... p/t sous chef?

I'm going to be a WeightWatcher's leader. :)
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