Welcome to my new blog. This blog will follow my progression from recreational runner to marathon finisher. I have been planning on completing an Ironman Triathlon for some time now and part of that race is a marathon distance run. I've wanted to complete a marathon prior to doing the Ironman so I know I can do it.
Every time I've mentioned most people react with "are you nuts?!" The answer is "Yes I am and proud of it!" Two of my best friends have been thinking a long the same lines as me and are joining me in training. We have chosen the Rock N Roll Marathon in San Diego to train for. It's supposed to be a great beginner's race and it's far enough out that we have plenty of time to train.
I'll be posting progress, injuries, successes, failures, musings, and hopefully some tips. If any of you have done long distance running please and have advice or tips please leave it! Shannon and Jocelyn have also created blogs following their training experiences so be sure to check them out as well.