26.2If you’re reading this post, chances are that you’re at least considering a marathon this year. That’s how it begins. It’s like a little voice that gets louder as the days go by until it finally screams “You can do this!” Then, after hours of contemplation and research, you hold your breath as you submit your race registration.

Registration confirmed. You’ll feel a sudden wave of euphoria that is quickly eclipsed by a stomach-turning wave of self-doubt as the implications of marathon training sink in. You’ll worry about the freakishly long training runs. You’ll recall in great detail the marathon horror stories you’ve heard from other runners. And, you may feel guilty about the sacrifices your family will make to get you to the starting line. Not to worry, it’s normal.

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2014 Marine Corps Marathon

Don’t let the nerves and the worries consume you. You are a runner. You laugh in the face of fear. You enjoy the long miles of torment, because you know they are making you stronger. You run while others sit still.

You are about to embark on a journey of empowerment and self-discovery that very few people experience in their lifetime. You are about to discover an even better version of you. Never look back.

Ready? Let’s do this! Find out everything you need to know about running your first marathon using the links below.

  1. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RUNNING YOUR FIRST MARATHON
  2. TRAINING FOR YOUR FIRST MARATHON
  3. NUTRITION WHILE TRAINING FOR YOUR FIRST MARATHON
  4. RUNNING SHOES AND GEAR FOR YOUR FIRST MARATHON
  5. MENTAL TRAINING FOR YOUR FIRST MARATHON
  6. RACE DAY TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST MARATHON
  7. RECOVERING FROM YOUR FIRST MARATHON

Thoughts?