Thanks for visiting 5k to Marathon! The purpose of this site is to share with other beginning runners what I have done and what I am doing to get myself ready to run in a Marathon. Let me start by telling you a little about me.

My name is Eric and I started running on Aug 6th, 2010. I am new to running and have never ran until now. I started running because one of my goals in life is to run in a race. Until recently I did not know what running a race would mean. I did not know what kind of races there even were let alone what it was going to take to get myself ready to race in one so Aug 6th, 2010 I put on some shorts, t-shirt and tennis shoes and headed out the door to run.

The only thing I can say is I should have done some research... I literally headed out the door and started running as fast as I could run. It's ok you can laugh, I do. Well needless to say I did not last very long and before I knew it I was doubled over huffing and puffing and could barley stand. Once I caught my breath I begin to run again but this time at a much slower pace. I managed to run/walk my first time out 2.64 miles, 37:07 with an avg of 14:04 /mile.

I know now my first month of running was much harder then it needed to be on me. I only got 5 runs in for the month. I started Sept, 2010 with some online research and boy I sure wish I would have done that first. I found out you are supposed to start out slow, walking was ok and a must for people just starting out. September was a better month. I ran 19 times for total distance of 60.04 miles. My avg time was only 10:56 but that was ok for just starting out. Read More
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Just starting out?
1. Do some research

2. Buy some running shoes

3. It's ok to Run Slow

4. It's ok to Walk

5. Take Day's off for Rest
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