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Training for Your First Marathon

January 03, 2010
by Liz Colville
As you begin the new year, take a look at the lore, celebrities and inspiration behind the marathon race, including useful resources on training and getting motivated to race 26.2 miles.

Why Run a Marathon?

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How to Run a Marathon

It takes patience and perseverance to run a marathon. You must treat your body like an expensive car for at least four months: feed it with fuel, take it for frequent drives, let it go fast every once in awhile and maintain upkeep of all its parts. But if you don’t know how to take care of your personal running machine, there are plenty of experts who can clue you in.

Where to Run a Marathon

Daily Inspiration

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