Now Reading: The Non-Runner’s Guide to Marathon Training

by This is Carrie on October 16, 2009

My 16 week marathon training starts this weekend.
Oy vey. What am I doing?
Whatever it is, at least I’ve talked some friends and family into the same crazy thing.

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kristie sessions October 17, 2009 at 1:22 am
rachelanna October 17, 2009 at 3:41 am

i ran my first half marathon the end of september. i'll be the first to admit that i didn't train as much as i should have… but oy vey didn't even come close. it was one of the hardest things i've ever done. you are my running hero. can't wait to know how it goes.


tamrobot October 17, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Yeah. I seriously can't believe you talked us into it. It's just now sinking in how horrible it's gonna be :). Just kidding. It will be fun. And if not, misery loves company, right? I started re-reading the same book yesterday.


Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous October 18, 2009 at 12:22 am

Way to go girl! I'm training for a half right now. I only have a couple weeks left.


Lisa October 18, 2009 at 12:58 pm


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smilinggreenmom October 18, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Wow am I so impressed! I am a former competitive swimmer and I miss the water dreadfully. I miss feeling like an athlete. I miss feeling strong. I too am a mommy and have kinda let myself go in terms of exercising. Sure, I chase them around constantly…but I know it would feel really great to swim or jog or something like this. I admire you for this! I tried a few weeks ago to go out walking/jogging but when I became sooo sore- I had to use my heating pad and my Topricin pain cream for a good three days after! I sure felt better then, but have not been back out to conquer this again yet! This inspires me though – I know I just need to do it :)


Amanda October 19, 2009 at 1:18 am

really enjoy your blog. looking at your archives, I had a question about the artwork fabric ornaments. do you have the children draw directly on to the fabric with fabric markers or permanent markers OR do they make a regular drawing on paper and somehow you transfer it or trace it on to the fabric? Can't wait to try this as a new family tradition this year. Thanks for your reply.


Laura October 19, 2009 at 2:40 pm

That is a great book and program. I did it this year. I was not a runner before but I have ran a few half and one full this year. LOVE IT!

Good Luck!


Nancy October 19, 2009 at 6:28 pm

I'm setting a goal to train for a 1/2 next year : )


Camille October 19, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I got this book in January this year with the intent of running a marathon (new year's resolution). I ended up running a 5K during the summer – and barely made it over the finish line! I guess I need to cut out some cupcakes from my diet in order to expect any results. However, skimming through this book, it looks like the program outlined would work! good for you! And Good Luck!!! :)


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