November Trivia Week

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November Trivia Week: Marathon Training

How much do you know about marathon training? With our Run To Remember race right around the corner, get involved and stay active!

1. Approximately how many calories are burned during a marathon?

a. 1,500-2,000

b. 2,000-3,000

c. 3,000-4,000

d. 5,000+
 

2. Where was the coldest marathon ever held?

a. Oymakon, Russia

b. Tokyo, Japan

c. Boston, Massachusetts

d. Tromso, Norway

 

3. What year was the woman's marathon added to the Olympic Games?

a. 1989

b. 1996

c. 1984

d. 1970
 

4. What is the time limit to complete the Los Angeles Marathon and receive an official time?

a. 6.5 hours

b. 8 hours

c. 10 hours

d. 7 hours
 

5. The Boston Marathon is the oldest marathon in the United States. What marathon is the second oldest and was first run in 1907?

a. Philadelphia marathon

b. Walt Disney World marathon

c. Yonkers marathon

d. Chicago marathon

 

Bonus question (write-in answer): What was the name of the woman that won the first Olympic Women's Marathon?

a. 1,500-2,000

b. 2,000-3,000

c. 3,000-4,000

d. 5,000+

 

Additionally, we asked some of our trainers for some anecdotal advice on marathon training! See what they have to say and step up to the challenge!

1. What’s the last marathon you ran? Why did you choose to run it?

2. What advice would you offer to a first-time marathon runner?

3. Do you have a “dream” marathon you’d love to complete one day?

4. How can a Burn 60 class complement marathon training?

 

Sam’s answers:

  1. Have never run a marathon myself but here’s an answer to the rest of the questions.
  2. For first time marathon runners I would start training well in advance of the race date, slowly build up your mileage on a weekly basis, and get enough sleep to recover after long training days! When you start the race stick to your own pace, and don’t get caught in the initial rush.
  3. Dream marathon would be the Boston marathon. I went to university in Boston so I got to witness the intensity of the course first hand, that coupled with the communal spirit of the city during marathon day makes it the one race I’d love to run.
  4. Burn 60 classes give you the opportunity to work on your running form as well as your pacing, both essential for a long haul run. You’ll also save your joints from the high impact of running outside on concrete, plus the strength training on the floor is a great way to reduce chances of injury when running the actual marathon. 

 

Andrew’s answers:

  1. Kris did run to remember which was ours and did LA.
  2. Train and put in the miles it is the only way.  Then, the day of the race start of slow and pace yourself.
  3. NY is the penultimate. Boston is iconic. Also, London is amazing. 
  4. It allows you to train on a surface that will not pound your body for miles. It will also help you with your heart rate and make you an athlete for an athletic event!