My running story

Many runners have completed multiple marathons, but to me it represents a huge personal challenge.

I want to complete the distance, but I also want to be able do it  in under three and a half hours, which is a fairly conservative target given my one and only half marathon time of 1 hour 33 minutes.  In other words, I don’t just want to do it, I want to do it well.  I am guessing that I am not alone in this ambition and that there are others like me who are contemplating attempting their first marathon some years after what would normally be considered their physical prime. My First Marathon will provide a centre for information links and shared ideas, including topics such as training methods and schedules, long term and pre-race diet, footwear and other kit, injury treatment and prevention, and psychological approach.


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