The Marathon: Entry 1

November 25, 2008

And now the news you’ve all been waiting for: I’m going to run a Marathon.

Probably the New Jersey Marathon on May 3, 2009.

If any of ya’ll want to run it and live in NYC, I’m going to see if I can put together a group of friends to train. Or perhaps to train with a formal group in Central Park or somewhere else in the city.

We’d have to start fairly soon (by early January) because the race is only about 23 weeks away. I think it generally takes 16-20 weeks to train for a marathon. You probably should be able to run at least 4 miles without too much difficulty before beginning to train.

By the way, the New Jersey Marathon is supposed to be a beautiful, well-organized marathon with a lot of runners (check out the reviews here). It’s less than 60 miles from NYC along the ocean.

In any event, I’m also going to write about the marathon. So, stay tuned.

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2 Responses to “ The Marathon: Entry 1 ”

  1. Lonnie on November 25, 2008 at 1:31 am

    I am running a half marathon that very same day.
    Have you been a serious runner in previous periods of motivation?

  2. MrOink on November 25, 2008 at 1:55 am

    I love the way you put that — previous periods of motivation — isn’t that the truth, too.

    Yes, sort of. I’ve been running for maybe 4 years on a regular basis. The longest I’ve run is about 10 miles.

    Until recently, I never thought I could run a marathon. It hit me in the shower the other day that I could. It was rather odd. I’d just come in from a 6 mile run. And it hit me that the 6 mile run had felt almost routine. So why couldn’t I run a marathon?

    Good luck in your race, by the way. If you’re in the NYC area, we should run together sometime.

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