Monday, March 18, 2013
Today is the day I start training for my first full marathon which is the end of July. I have been reading tons of material about running, strength training, nutrition, and mental preparedness. I've got my training schedule which takes into account the shorter races and relays that I have signed up for between now and then. I'm ready to get started and see how I do.
I have picked a trail marathon as my first. It's a very small race held in a beautiful park in downtown Portland. I will have a chance to run my long training runs there which I feel will greatly benefit me. I have a wonderful running buddy who has agreed to run this with me. I know that will really help me to get through this.
My only goal for this race will be to arrive injury-free at the start and to finish the race and have a fun and memorable experience. I am open to any advice or suggestions for making this a fantastic adventure. Thanks.