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Just registered. I am number 460. This makes it official. I am doing my first marathon. Will be training with First Time Marathon program. I can't wait.

  • How do you know that you're #460? Your confirmation number? Congrats on this being your first. MCM was my wife's first, and so far her best time. This is my first time running MCM (not my first marathon). All I can say is watch out for the last 1/2 mile or so. It's a killer!

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  • in reply to what Mike said:How do you know that you're #460? Your confirmation number? Congrats on this being your first. MCM was my wife's first, and so far her best time. This is my first time running MCM (not my first marathon). All I can say is watch out... read more

    I know that half mile. I ran the last 8 miles last year with a few friends. It scared me to see how hard it was for the women I was with till the end.I think the last numbers of the confirmation numbers tells you what number you registered as. I have friends who are up in the 6000 range now. It will fill up fast. I hear it took a few weeks last year. I bet it will fill up faster this year. This will be my first and probably only Marathon. I am 52 with a bad back and want to get one in so I can cross it off the list.

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  • Bah! That's an excuse. You can continue to compete at any age with any number of problems. Years ago, in my first 5k, I got passed by a guy with one leg. That put things into perspective for me quick. My Marathonfest training group includes an 80 year old lady....she's tough!

    We'll see if the confirmation number matches. I registered right at Noon, and my number was in the 3000 range. It makes sense that they'd use that as a numbering system.

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  • I will keep training but if the pain doesn't get much better I may need surgery. I can't sit for any length of time especially in the car. My husband drives and I lie down when we travel over 45 minutes. It isn't the age it is my lousy spine. I never will stop running but I need to balance it all so that I can keep running forever!!!!

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