CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > Community > Testimonials
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Testimonials CrossFit's successes / your achievements

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-29-2009, 06:02 AM   #1
Noah Martin
Member Noah Martin is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Windsor  ON
Posts: 486
1st Half Marathon Complete - CF + CFE.

Competed in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Been a CF'er for about 13 months now. Added Crossfit Endurance 1.5 months ago and followed leading up to the race.

This was fun as each day I'd get to watch friends going out and running 10k,12k,15k,18k whereas my extra training included a 4 minute tabata on the treadmill or some interval training around my neighborhood hours after my wod.

CFE is quite a bit of additional load to handle but I enjoyed it.

Never ran more then the 5k or 10k WODS. Ran 13k once because I felt good at 10k so I kept going for a bit. The Time Trials from CFE are interesting and fun.

Showed up Sunday morning and ran 21k without a hitch. Felt like I could have gone an extra 21.1k! I was coasting the whole time.

Finished 870th out of 7950 participants with a time of 1:46:20 putting me in the top 11% of all Half-Marathoners without ever running more than 13k.

103 out of 500 guys aged 25-29
699 out of 3500 males


The only thing that affected me from getting below my 1:45 goal time was more psychological then anything else..Because I had never gone beyond 13k I really didn't know what to expect so I held enough back the whole race as I was running into the unknown. Now that I know, the next time I'll be much faster. Unsure how to train for this aspect without ever going beyond a certain point.

This stuff works folks. Crossfit & Crossfit Endurance.

Last edited by Noah Martin : 09-29-2009 at 06:04 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 05:45 PM   #2
Alec Sean Kellish
Member Alec Sean Kellish is offline
 
Alec Sean Kellish's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Clark  NJ
Posts: 336
Re: 1st Half Marathon Complete - CF + CFE.

isn't it such a awesome feeling to compete in a race? nice job!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 04:15 PM   #3
Peter Yeates
Member Peter Yeates is offline
 
Peter Yeates's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Perth  Western Australia
Posts: 162
Re: 1st Half Marathon Complete - CF + CFE.

Thatís awesome Noah, finishing at the pointy end of a Ĺ marathon with only 6 weeks of sport specific training, I bet your friends trained for a lot longer than this.

p.s. Holding back in the first half of a race is always a good strategy for finishing strong.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 06:13 PM   #4
Shane Skowron
Member Shane Skowron is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Queens  NY
Posts: 3,800
Re: 1st Half Marathon Complete - CF + CFE.

Nice job!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 06:51 PM   #5
Steven Follenweider
Member Steven Follenweider is offline
 
Steven Follenweider's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Palos Heights  IL
Posts: 19
Re: 1st Half Marathon Complete - CF + CFE.

Great job! Keep on going.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2009, 03:29 PM   #6
Greg Van Baast
Member Greg Van Baast is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs  CO
Posts: 1
Re: 1st Half Marathon Complete - CF + CFE.

Hi Noah,

Well done on your race. I am about to do a similar thing and I wondered what your history looks like? i.e. are you a former runner who hasn't run lately or are you a never run before guy?

Cheers,
Greg.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 08:13 AM   #7
Noah Martin
Member Noah Martin is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Windsor  ON
Posts: 486
Re: 1st Half Marathon Complete - CF + CFE.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg Van Baast View Post
Hi Noah,

Well done on your race. I am about to do a similar thing and I wondered what your history looks like? i.e. are you a former runner who hasn't run lately or are you a never run before guy?

Cheers,
Greg.


I used to run at the gym a bit, but other than that no.
Prior to CF last September I hadn't done any excercise really since High School 10 years earlier. Got kinda lazy, put on some weight.

I used to think jujitsu once a week kept me semi in-shape.

So in essence, no. I went from not even training to run, or even doing a LD run before that day and finished in the top 11% of runners.

Aside from some issues in my feet, I am pretty confident I could have finished much faster and will try again next year.


Good luck man. Keep us posted!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 08:06 PM   #8
Paul Casimir
Member Paul Casimir is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Green Bay  WI
Posts: 200
Re: 1st Half Marathon Complete - CF + CFE.

Excellent achievement, congratulations.
__________________
M/40/6'/175 - my workout log
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 05:36 AM   #9
Noah Martin
Member Noah Martin is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Windsor  ON
Posts: 486
Re: 1st Half Marathon Complete - CF + CFE.

Bumping an old thread.

This year I'm planning on running another half - in two weeks.

I have done no CFE this year. I have run a single 5k since this run. Any other running is CF or CFF that I've done through the year.

Hope it goes well This might be a bad idea, but I'm feeling I can do it.
Anyone have any thoughts or suggest not doing it?

I had some sever ankle issues after last year's half, due to the wrong shoes being worn.

Last edited by Noah Martin : 09-13-2010 at 05:42 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 07:06 AM   #10
Allen Tluczek
Member Allen Tluczek is offline
 
Allen Tluczek's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Grand Rapids  MI
Posts: 629
Re: 1st Half Marathon Complete - CF + CFE.

I'll be running my first half marathon in two weeks. My training started September 4th with a 6 mile run, and basically concluded yesterday with a 9 mile run. (1 hour and 1:20, respectively) I've been crossfitting since March of this year, and prior exercise experience included a few 5ks, very minor lifting, being a super skinny nerd.

I am aiming for under 2 hours, but would love to finish in the 1:40s.
__________________
Crossfit is Algebraic!
My Withfit Log
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Times (Half) Marathon with CF / CFE Sebastian Lexek Starting 4 03-18-2009 11:40 AM
to half (marathon) or not... Ted Apollo Fitness 44 09-02-2008 07:22 AM
PR Half Marathon Jeremy Thiel Testimonials 1 11-21-2005 11:09 AM
Another half marathon Michael Homburger Testimonials 2 10-17-2005 12:08 PM
Half-marathon Andrew Trueblood Testimonials 3 09-26-2005 04:20 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.