08 Feb '13, 3am

Training for your 1st marathon or thinking about it? Tips from a successful 1st timer - #FitFluential #run #marathon

Training for your 1st marathon or thinking about it? Tips from a successful 1st timer - #FitFluential #run #marathon

I also loved having a different perspective of what was considered to be a "long" run and what was considered short. It always made me chuckle when I would say, "I only have to do 10 or 12 today." (As opposed to 15 or 18.). Isn't 10 or 12 long enough? What is your least favorite part of training? It was time consuming. I hated knowing it was going to take 3-4 hours to run the 18 and 20 mile runs. I would say to my husband, "Okay. I will be back in FOUR hours." I felt guilty. Call it mommy guilt. Luckily, my husband was supportive. But I still felt bad. How long do you typically train for a marathon? I started training in January for my marathon and the marathon was on May 6th. I think it was a 16 week plan. Looking back, I think that was a good amount of time. If I had trained any more I would have felt burnt out. I ran 3 or 4 days a week. My weekday runs were 5 miles. The...

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