Friday, October 1, 2010

Marathon Training for Beginners

I never imagined that I would ever run a marathon. Twenty six miles is so intimidating! Then two of my friends got in to the St. George Marathon and I decided to take the challenge and train with them. We found an awesome training guide for novice marathoners from Hal Higdon. He will take you through everything step by step and you can adjust it to your needs. I think that cross-training during the week is so important so you don't lose your muscle when running. I also would recommend that you hydrate yourself during the long runs. Needless to say, last week a friend and I ran our 26.2 miles and it was challenging but very do able. Hey, if I can do it you can do it! Now get going!!

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