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Marathon and Beyond Magazine

My favorite running magazine, by far, is MARATHON AND BEYOND, a magazine for serious runners.  It has a wealth of information yet doesn't attempt to be all things for all runners.  It is designed for what I call the "hard core" runner.  The magazine has been around for more than 10 years and has become a reading requirement for runners wishing to push beyond the 5k and 10k distances.

During the last several years I have developed a relationship with the people at MARATHON AND BEYOND and have been successful at getting published (or under contract for publishing) five articles.  You can read three of those articles, the ones already published, by clicking on the particular title below, or by visiting the WRITING section of this website.

"An Honor to Bear" (Acrobat PDF)

"Ode To Eighteen" (Acrobat PDF)

"Euology for a Runner"(Acrobat PDF)

Coming Soon

"Megamiles in Margaritaville"

"Tattoo"

Running Routes in Corinth, MS

View the Corinth are running routes in Acrobat PDF here. (8 pages)

Here are a few running routes in Corinth and the surrounding area. Read through them and see which of them appeal to you. Let me say quickly that it’s up to you to determine the safety of your running routes, and to take the proper precautions to insure your own personal safety and enjoyment. Get out and check these routes for yourself. If you are female, unfortunately you must be twice as careful!!! Ladies, please DON’T run alone in secluded areas, including Hwy. 350! Be smart and SAFE!!! Your safety is your own responsibility.

Recommended Marathon Training Schedule

View the Marathon Training schedule in Acrobat PDF here.

This is perhaps the document that marathoners, especially marathoners wishing to qualify for Boston, request most. It’s not brain surgery, it’s basically reiterating the same basic strategy most coaches recommend for developing the endurance and speed necessary to run the marathon distance in the time necessary to qualify for Boston. Please feel free to download this and review. Modify it to suit your individual situation and then hit the road. But remember, time-on-the-road is extremely important, but developing speed is absolutely necessary. Make sure you can attain your one mile, 5k, 10k and half marathon (in that order) speed goals before attempting to qualify for Boston. Take a look at what one successful adherent, Dr. Leland Chrisman of Tupelo, says about his recent marathon:

“……..I took your advice and followed the training
schedule that you sent me back in January to the T. I did all the mid
week tempo runs, all the way up to the 14 miler at around a 7:00 to 7:10
pace. Long runs on the weekend were much slower. I trained in cold, snow (on
vacation in Colorado), rain, wind, humidity, sun and at 10,000 feet
elevation. Fortunately the race day weather was nothing short of ideal.
It was 39 at the start with blue bird skies and no wind. Temperature only got
to about 50 through the whole race. No humidity. I didn't even have a
wet shirt until about mile 20! Race course was more challenging than I
expected, very hilly. Mostly long progressive slopes, but you were
almost always going up or down. Very little flat ground. I ran with Andy
Hughes from Tupelo, he helped me stay slow until mile 20, then he said OK
go get them. I felt great and took off. I caught the 3:20 pace group
after about two miles, passed them and was able to add about two minutes
of fluff to my time!! Last mile and a half was pretty tuff but with some
prayer I was able to hold on!!! This has been one of the most
significant accomplishments of my life, and I'm on the way to Bean Town”…

Triathlon Equipment List

START
Biking shorts
Goggles
Flip-flops
Small towel

T-1 (BIKE)
Running Shoes
Socks
Singlet
Shades
Helmet
Bike
Water Bottle for Bike –Full
Water for washing feet
Small towel
Gu
PowerAde
Ground Cover/Garbage Bag/Beach Towel
Stool or bucket for changing clothes

T-2 (RUN)
PowerAde
Gu
Cap
MP3 player

OTHER
Walking Shorts
Extra Socks
Extra Shoes/flipflops
Extra Powerade
Food for before race
Bicycle Pump

Road Race Minimum Standards

View Road Race Minimum Standards in Acrobat PDF here.

This is a ‘how to’ for putting on a road race. It’s a must read (and follow) for those interested in developing and producing a new road race. All the points in the document are necessary in order to stage a safe and successful road race, one that will entice the participants to return the following year.

Boston for the First-Timer

View Boston for the First-Timer in Acrobat PDF here.

This is a must read for the runner experiencing Boston for the first time. It gives information as to what to expect during one of the most special events in your life, The Boston Marathon. It also serves as a checklist for runners returning to Boston.

Pacing Chart

View the Pacing Chart in Acrobat PDF here.

Pace Chart 1 - 5-9 Minute Mile 

Mile Time

5K

10K

15K

20K

13.1mi.

25K

30K

Mara.

5:00

0:15:32

0:31:04

0:46:36

1:02:08

1:05:33

1:17:40

1:33:12

2:11:05

5:10

0:16:03

0:32:06

0:48:09

1:04:12

1:07:44

1:20:15

1:36:18

2:15:27

5:20

0:16:34

0:33:08

0:49:42

1:06:16

1:09:55

1:22:50

1:39:24

2:19:49

5:30

0:17:05

0:34:10

0:51:15

1:08:20

1:12:06

1:25:25

1:42:30

2:24:11

5:40

0:17:36

0:35:12

0:52:48

1:10:24

1:14:17

1:28:00

1:45:36

2:28:33

5:50

0:18:07

0:36:14

0:54:21

1:12:28

1:16:28

1:30:35

1:48:42

2:32:55

6:00

0:18:38

0:37:17

0:55:54

1:14:32

1:18:39

1:33:10

1:51:48

2:37:17

6:10

0:19:09

0:38:18

0:57:27

1:16:36

1:20:50

1:35:45

1:54:54

2:41:39

6:20

0:19:40

0:39:22

0:59:00

1:18:40

1:23:01

1:38:20

1:58:00

2:46:01

6:30

0:20:11

0:40:24

1:00:33

1:20:44

1:25:12

1:40:55

2:01:06

2:50:23

6:40

0:20:42

0:41:26

1:02:06

1:22:48

1:27:23

1:43:30

2:04:12

2:54:45

6:50

0:21:13

0:42:28

1:03:39

1:24:52

1:29:34

1:46:05

2:07:18

2:59:07

7:00

0:21:44

0:43:30

1:05:12

1:26:56

1:31:45

1:48:40

2:10:24

3:03:29

7:10

0:22:15

0:44:32

1:06:45

1:29:00

1:33:56

1:51:15

2:13:30

3:07:51

7:20

0:22:46

0:45:34

1:08:18

1:31:04

1:36:07

1:53:50

2:16:36

3:12:13

7:30

0:23:17

0:46:36

1:09:51

1:33:08

1:38:18

1:56:25

2:19:42

3:16:35

7:40

0:23:48

0:47:38

1:11:24

1:35:12

1:40:29

1:59:00

2:22:48

3:20:57

7:50

0:24:19

0:48:40

1:12:57

1:37:16

1:42:40

2:01:35

2:25:54

3:25:19

8:00

0:24:50

0:49:42

1:14:30

1:39:20

1:44:51

2:04:10

2:29:00

3:29:41

8:10

0:25:21

0:50:44

1:16:03

1:41:24

1:47:02

2:06:45

2:32:06

3:34:03

8:20

0:25:52

0:51:46

1:17:36

1:43:28

1:49:13

2:09:20

2:35:12

3:38:25

8:30

0:26:23

0:52:48

1:19:09

1:45:32

1:51:24

2:11:55

2:38:18

3:42:47

8:40

0:26:54

0:53:50

1:20:42

1:47:36

1:53:35

2:14:30

2:41:24

3:47:09

8:50

0:27:25

0:54:52

1:22:15

1:49:40

1:55:46

2:17:05

2:44:30

3:51:31

9:00

0:27:56

0:55:54

1:23:48

1:51:44

1:57:57

2:19:40

2:47:36

3:55:53

 

  

Pace Chart - 2 - 9-14 Minutes Per Mile

 

Mile Time

5K

10K

15K

20K

13.1mi.

25K

30K

Mara.

9:00

0:27:56

0:55:54

1:23:48

1:51:44

1:57:57

2:19:40

2:47:36

3:55:53

9:10

0:28:27

0:56:56

1:25:21

1:53:48

2:00:08

2:22:15

2:50:42

4:00:15

9:20

0:28:58

0:57:58

1:26:54

1:55:52

2:02:19

2:24:50

2:53:48

4:04:37

9:30

0:29:29

0:59:00

1:28:27

1:57:56

2:04:30

2:27:25

2:56:54

4:08:59

9:40

0:30:00

1:00:02

1:30:00

2:00:00

2:06:41

2:30:00

3:00:00

4:13:21

9:50

0:30:31

1:01:04

1:31:33

2:02:04

2:08:52

2:32:35

3:03:06

4:17:43

10:00

0:31:02

1:02:06

1:33:06

2:04:08

2:11:03

2:35:10

3:06:12

4:22:05

10:10

0:31:33

1:03:08

1:34:39

2:06:12

2:13:14

2:37:45

3:09:18

4:26:27

10:20

0:32:04

1:04:10

1:36:12

2:08:16

2:15:25

2:40:20

3:12:24

4:30:49

10:30

0:32:35

1:05:12

1:37:45

2:10:20

2:17:36

2:42:55

3:15:30

4:35:11

10:40

0:33:06

1:06:14

1:39:18

2:12:24

2:19:47

2:45:30

3:18:36

4:39:33

10:50

0:33:37

1:07:16

1:40:51

2:14:28

2:21:58

2:48:05

3:21:42

4:43:55

11:00

0:34:08

1:08:18

1:42:24

2:16:32

2:24:09

2:50:40

3:24:48

4:48:17

11:10

0:34:39

1:09:20

1:43:57

2:18:36

2:26:20

2:53:15

3:27:54

4:52:39

11:20

0:35:10

1:10:22

1:45:30

2:20:40

2:28:31

2:55:50

3:31:00

4:57:01

11:30

0:35:41

1:11:24

1:47:03

2:22:44

2:30:42

2:58:25

3:34:06

5:01:23

11:40

0:36:12

1:12:26

1:48:36

2:24:48

2:32:53

3:01:00

3:37:12

5:05:45

11:50

0:36:43

1:13:28

1:50:09

2:26:52

2:35:04

3:03:35

3:40:18

5:10:07

12:00

0:37:14

1:14:30

1:51:42

2:28:56

2:37:15

3:06:10

3:43:24

5:14:29

12:10

0:37:45

1:15:32

1:53:15

2:31:00

2:39:26

3:08:45

3:46:30

5:18:51

12:20

0:38:16

1:16:34

1:54:48

2:33:04

2:41:37

3:11:20

3:49:36

5:23:13

12:30

0:38:47

1:17:36

1:56:21

2:35:08

2:43:48

3:13:55

3:52:42

5:27:35

12:40

0:39:18

1:18:38

1:57:54

2:37:12

2:45:59

3:16:30

3:55:48

5:31:57

12:50

0:39:49

1:19:40

1:59:27

2:39:16

2:48:10

3:19:05

3:58:54

5:36:19

13:00

0:40:20

1:20:42

2:01:00

2:41:20

2:50:21

3:21:40

4:02:00

5:40:41

13:10

0:40:51

1:21:44

2:02:33

2:43:24

2:52:32

3:24:15

4:05:06

5:45:03

13:20

0:41:22

1:22:46

2:04:06

2:45:28

2:54:43

3:26:50

4:08:12

5:49:25

13:30

0:41:53

1:23:48

2:05:39

2:47:32

2:56:54

3:29:25

4:11:18

5:53:47

13:40

0:42:24

1:24:50

2:07:12

2:49:36

2:59:05

3:32:00

4:14:24

5:58:09

13:50

0:42:55

1:25:52

2:08:45

2:51:40

3:01:16

3:34:35

4:17:30

6:02:31

14:00

0:43:26

1:26:54

2:10:18

2:53:44

3:03:27

3:37:10

4:20:36

6:06:53

 

"Boston '06 Slideshow" (click on the picture to view)

 

Dave Milner is Publisher and Editor of Tennessee Running Magazine and a web site on running in Tennessee.  He has written a very funny article and posted it on his web site.  It's what my Momma would have called rude, crude and uncouth.  However, it's also one of the funniest stories I've ever read. CLICK HERE to read the story. 

Copyright 2008 Kenneth Williams ALL RIGHTS RESERVED