I Survived My First Marathon: MTA Guest Post 8

First Marathon

This is the last of a series of guest posts I have been doing over at Marathon Training Academy, where I blogged about preparing for my first marathon using their system.  I went ahead and included the entire post here, because I am so excited about finishing the race. On November 5, 2011, I embarked into the unknown territory of running a marathon for the first time.  During that time I found why they call […] Read more »

6 More Miles… MTA Guest Post

6 miles of 26.2 miles in a marathon

As many of you know, I have been posting over at the Marathon Training Academy website about my training for an upcoming marathon.  I wanted to share these thoughts with my readers here. As someone who is starting out running, you may not have any immediate plans to run a marathon. A year ago, neither did I, but now I am running my first marathon. Maybe this post will help you consider setting your sights […] Read more »

The Final Surge: MTA Guest Post 6

I just wrote a guest post for the Marathon Training Academy Website. This is another post in a series where  I talk about my experience of training for my first marathon.  Below is a part of the article, but you can read the rest over at the link.  In this article I talk about making one final surge during my training.  I have enjoyed training for my first marathon, but now it is time to […] Read more »

What Your Friends Say About Running a Marathon: Marathon Training Academy Guest Post 4

This is the fourth guest post in a series that I have been doing over at Marathon Training Academy where I am sharing my experiences of running my first marathon. What Your Friends Say About Running a Marathon One of the cool things about running a marathon is that it gives you something to talk about with other people. There is just something about the ‘M’ word that gets people’s attention. Even non-runners typically respect […] Read more »

Get Inspired From My Marathon Journey Guest Post

Marathon Training

If you were not aware, I am working to run my first marathon this fall.  Along the way, I have decided to share my experiences in a blog series over at Marathon Training Academy.  During this series, I will share my experience of training for and preparing for my first marathon using the MTA Official Guide.  I am hoping my triumphs and failures along the way to running my first marathon will provide inspiration for […] Read more »

Journal Entry: My First Marathon and Poor Eating

For Friday posts, I have been posting about some random and different things about running.  On this Friday, I just wanted to share some personal thoughts about what I have been up to with my running program and what is going on in general.  This is kind of a journal entry or true ‘blog’ entry, but I think you can learn a lot about running for beginners by reading some of the points that I […] Read more »