Training for a Marathon

Somehow I have been talked into making an attempt at running a marathon with Ioan, Keith, Michele, and whoever else we can find to suffer with us. We’ve decided on the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in San Diego, California on June 4. That’s only a few months away so I need to get going on training. Fortunately I’ve been doing cardio workouts a few times a week since October, so it’s not like I’m starting from zero.


  1. You should check out “The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer” by David Whitsett, Forrest Delgerer and Tanjala Jo Kole. It’s very helpful. The story is actually quite interesting. Also check out the where you can track your progress for free and you also get free training programs. There is also an article I recently found at,13190,Smith_070604,00.html. It has tips on training. I hope this helps.

  2. I picked up “The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer” – need to start reading it. Thanks for the link to that article, I’ll check it out.

  3. Dude – Do Hood to Coast, not a marathon. You will kill yourself!

  4. How’s your training so far? Are you at the point to where you can run 3-4 times a week? I bought the book recommended by Sandy (and Michele). Great buy. You should definitely get it… Have fun running.

  5. Where’ve you been? I never see you online? How’s the training?