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I Ran a Marathon!

Posted by Julie K.

I did it! I ran my third half marathon in April and soon after started training for a full marathon. I followed a great training program and this past Sunday, I ran the Marine Corps Marathon! It was an amazing sense of accomplishment! I'm still super sore, but still feeling great about it.
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That's fantastic! What training program did you follow?
I've always wanted to run a marathon myself but I have a love/hate relationship with running. It seems to me like it's more about the sense of accomplishment at the end, however, than whether or not you're passionate about running. I know tons of people who've run marathons who aren't "runners," so it's very inspiring. Do you think you'll do one again?
what training did you follow! you really rock!
Thanks -- I used the Team in Training recommended schedule (although I borrowed it from a friend and did it on my own...). I am hoping to do NYC in 2008 -- hoping my brother will join me.
Can you tell us more about Team in Training? I've heard it mentioned quite a few times, but don't know too much about it. Are there other training programs for marathon runners to consider?

I definitely recommend checking out Team in Training (link above) -- it turns the training until a real community experience and makes the race about more than just you, by raising money for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. A friend of mine who is 34 just beat Lymphoma -- reminding me just how important that cause is. So, while I actually did not join T and T b/c it wasn't as convenient for me while I was in between homes, I highly recommend it based on everyone I know who has done it and loved it.

Congratulations! There is nothing quite like that first marathon. There are many group training programs other than TnT (with whom I've been involved with on and off for over a decade). TnT is the most well-known, but I recommend choosing one with whose cause you feel a connection. There are loads to choose from. Good luck and happy running!
Way to go! That will be with you for the rest of your life :0) No matter how hard things get you can say I ran 26 miles, I can do anything lol! Do you think you'll run another?
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