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I ran the Kentucky Derby Marathon this past weekend and noticed A LOT of Marathon Maniac shirts/jackets/tattoos.  That got me thinking about how many BT folks may be Maniacs as well. 

Maniac #1853, Iridium (4 Star) level, here.  I "joined" by running two Marathons in two days .

Any other Maniacs out there?  If so, what got you "in"?



2013-05-01 5:51 PM
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I did 3 in 3 weeks, 2008.

Currently working towards 50 States. So far this year I have 2 marathons, 2 50milers. Another marathon this month and a 50k June 1. 4 new states this year already.

I think there's been some MM threads already. Or at least some talk about it. 



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2013-05-01 9:25 PM
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Not a Maniac. Just planning to be a bit Dopey this January.
2013-05-01 10:34 PM
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I am number 6244, I got mine by two marathons and a 50k in 56 days.
2013-05-02 6:40 AM
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I have been running for over 30 years and have run 4 marathons but had never heard of MM until today. I went to the website and all I can say is more power to you. Unfortunately that this point in my life, I don't think my body would hold up. It took me a month to recover from an IM in January, so I will just take my hat off to you.
2013-05-02 12:51 PM
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I think I might have qualified back in 1988. I know I did 3 marathons that summer, the 3rd one being a BQ of 2:56.

 



2013-05-02 1:17 PM
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The Maniacs were out in full force at a marathon I did recently.  I think many of the original guys were there.  I talked to a lot of them and they sure enjoy what they do.  It is not about speed but participation and camaraderie.  I've thinking of joining as I did 3 in 3 months last year with 9 lifetime.  The 50 State challenge would be an amazing accomplishment but I'd have to be retired to make that one happen.
2013-05-02 5:38 PM
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Glad to see some Maniacs out there!

I first read about the Maniacs in Dean Karnazes book "Ultra Marathon Man".  I was intrigued.  Then, my first attempt at IM ended in a DNF when my gear cable snapped at mile 45 (I tried to make it in, but missed the time cut-off by 13 minutes).  I was devastated.

Anyway, because of all that training, and no run (my favorite); I decided to do something crazy and run the two marathons in two days ~ my entry into the Maniacs.

I'm intrigued by the 50 States and see someone at almost every marathon with a 50 States Club shirt on.  That's an impressive goal (and costly, I would imagine...LOL).  Good luck to all that attempt it!

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topolina - 2013-05-02 7:40 AM I have been running for over 30 years and have run 4 marathons but had never heard of MM until today. I went to the website and all I can say is more power to you. Unfortunately that this point in my life, I don't think my body would hold up. It took me a month to recover from an IM in January, so I will just take my hat off to you.

 

Not sure how old you are but I am 50 and just became a maniac last year at age 50. I am alos on a running streak and am at 526 days in row and not that low mileage either. I am over 1300 mile so far this year so you could do it. You do not have to be fast just finish is all.

 

I am going to go for the 50 states myself but have a ways to go. I am at 9 right now having only run 10 marathons and 2 ultras so far in my life and all of them are after I turned 46. I have state number 10 coming up next month.

2013-05-02 8:54 PM
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Not a maniac but a half fanatic
2013-05-02 10:20 PM
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This Sunday will be my marathon to put me into being a MM. I plan to put in my app on Monday. Have been waiting a long time to join. I think I could have a few years ago but was not paying attention so this weekend will put me in. Can't wait.


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To get in, what kind of documentation do you have to provide or do you just give race and date and they look it up?
2013-05-03 12:11 AM
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Looking at the web site. You just have to send in

 
 
1. Your Best Hard Core Marathon Streakmonth,day,year
 
2. Ultra's And Marathons Run This Year
 
3. Lifetime Ultra's And Marathons Run To Date
 
4. Which States You Have Run A Marathon In

 Then the 30 dollars membership. Looks like they verify the info and send you the sign up info. After that they charge you. That is what it looks like, I might be wrong.

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here, got 5 stars in 2011, 3 in 8 days.  #3126
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Looking at the web site. You just have to send in

 
 
1. Your Best Hard Core Marathon Streakmonth,day,year
 
2. Ultra's And Marathons Run This Year
 
3. Lifetime Ultra's And Marathons Run To Date
 
4. Which States You Have Run A Marathon In

 Then the 30 dollars membership. Looks like they verify the info and send you the sign up info. After that they charge you. That is what it looks like, I might be wrong.

This is correct. When I did it, it was electronic via the site. Wasn't instant to join, they do verify.
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topolina - 2013-05-02 7:40 AM I have been running for over 30 years and have run 4 marathons but had never heard of MM until today. I went to the website and all I can say is more power to you. Unfortunately that this point in my life, I don't think my body would hold up. It took me a month to recover from an IM in January, so I will just take my hat off to you.

 

Not sure how old you are but I am 50 and just became a maniac last year at age 50. I am alos on a running streak and am at 526 days in row and not that low mileage either. I am over 1300 mile so far this year so you could do it. You do not have to be fast just finish is all.

 

I am going to go for the 50 states myself but have a ways to go. I am at 9 right now having only run 10 marathons and 2 ultras so far in my life and all of them are after I turned 46. I have state number 10 coming up next month.

I'm 59 (female) and haven't run a marathon in 20+ years. Am training for one now for the fall in hopes of BQ'ing for the 60-64 AG. (BQ'd way back in the 35-39 AG) When I was in my 30's and early 40's, this would have been doable physically, just didn't have the time with raising a son, work, Navy, etc. Now I have the time, but not sure what my body would do. I would love to do the 50 states challenge though. Next year I plan on doing it up big in my new age group, so I just have to decide if I am concentrating on Tri's or marathon. Thanks for the encouragement though.



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A couple of years ago I ran the Twin Cities Marathon (which was wonderful BTW!).  A week or so later, I was feeling so good physically and mentally that I decided at the last minute to run the Detroit Marathon since I had plans to go to Michigan anyway.

I had no plans to qualify for MM beforehand, but I was feeling so good, why not?

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topolina - 2013-05-02 7:40 AM I have been running for over 30 years and have run 4 marathons but had never heard of MM until today. I went to the website and all I can say is more power to you. Unfortunately that this point in my life, I don't think my body would hold up. It took me a month to recover from an IM in January, so I will just take my hat off to you.

 

Not sure how old you are but I am 50 and just became a maniac last year at age 50. I am alos on a running streak and am at 526 days in row and not that low mileage either. I am over 1300 mile so far this year so you could do it. You do not have to be fast just finish is all.

 

I am going to go for the 50 states myself but have a ways to go. I am at 9 right now having only run 10 marathons and 2 ultras so far in my life and all of them are after I turned 46. I have state number 10 coming up next month.

I'm 59 (female) and haven't run a marathon in 20+ years. Am training for one now for the fall in hopes of BQ'ing for the 60-64 AG. (BQ'd way back in the 35-39 AG) When I was in my 30's and early 40's, this would have been doable physically, just didn't have the time with raising a son, work, Navy, etc. Now I have the time, but not sure what my body would do. I would love to do the 50 states challenge though. Next year I plan on doing it up big in my new age group, so I just have to decide if I am concentrating on Tri's or marathon. Thanks for the encouragement though.

 

Navy huh, I am a retired BTC. What did you do while you served?

I just got another BQ earlier this year and I ran Boston last year but did not get a BQ last year so I was not there this year. Good luck with training and I am sure you will get your BQ.

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I qualified but never joined.  Maybe I should though I like to get my health back and run more consistent marathons before I join.
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topolina - 2013-05-03 9:41 AM
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topolina - 2013-05-02 7:40 AM I have been running for over 30 years and have run 4 marathons but had never heard of MM until today. I went to the website and all I can say is more power to you. Unfortunately that this point in my life, I don't think my body would hold up. It took me a month to recover from an IM in January, so I will just take my hat off to you.

 

Not sure how old you are but I am 50 and just became a maniac last year at age 50. I am alos on a running streak and am at 526 days in row and not that low mileage either. I am over 1300 mile so far this year so you could do it. You do not have to be fast just finish is all.

 

I am going to go for the 50 states myself but have a ways to go. I am at 9 right now having only run 10 marathons and 2 ultras so far in my life and all of them are after I turned 46. I have state number 10 coming up next month.

I'm 59 (female) and haven't run a marathon in 20+ years. Am training for one now for the fall in hopes of BQ'ing for the 60-64 AG. (BQ'd way back in the 35-39 AG) When I was in my 30's and early 40's, this would have been doable physically, just didn't have the time with raising a son, work, Navy, etc. Now I have the time, but not sure what my body would do. I would love to do the 50 states challenge though. Next year I plan on doing it up big in my new age group, so I just have to decide if I am concentrating on Tri's or marathon. Thanks for the encouragement though.

 

Navy huh, I am a retired BTC. What did you do while you served?

I just got another BQ earlier this year and I ran Boston last year but did not get a BQ last year so I was not there this year. Good luck with training and I am sure you will get your BQ.

JAG (I'm sure you either loved them or hated them, rightSealed) Ran into a few BT's in my line of work. I was lucky enough to be around when they started detailing women  to carriers and was the first female department head of a West Coast carrier. Interesting times and great (but hard) work.  Thanks again for the encouragement and now I am focused like a laser beam.

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