Re: Re: For those who have completed a marathon

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r-at-work
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ran my first just to complete it, followed an on-line program with the longest run of 20 miles (twice)… the next year I wanted to do better (did so by one minute) but still was slower than Oprah, but as I was older, had two kid and didn't have a chef or a personal trainer I felt somewhat vindicated. My husband gently nudged me to find a group if I actually wanted to improve, tried three groups and several more marathons till I got the right combination… knocked more than 50 minutes off my time, got a BQ, finished Boston… discovered along the way that I REALLY like marathons, now I'm working on 50 states…discussed my running with my hubby, who does not run, works out at the gym and has good insights, have to find a way to do marathon without the taper as that makes me crazy…
-Rita