Training for a marathon


My brother Andy and I have decided to run in the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Marathon on June 1st. We’re going to run in a half-marathon this weekend in Santa Cruz. This will be his third marathon and my first. It’ll be a good chance for me to get acclimated to running with a large group of people and the atmosphere that comes along with it. I’m feeling good about the half-marathon, as we’ve already done a 13 mile run recently, and we’ve been training fairly regularly at the gym as well.

I went to Roadrunners and had the stride analysis to see what kind of running shoe I need to get. I have a slight pronation so I ended up getting a pair of Asics Gel Kayano 14’s, and so far they’re pretty great. Other things I’ve got so far:

  • Superfeet insoles
  • blended wicking socks
  • runner’s shirts and shorts
  • runner’s glide – no chafing!
  • gatorade, powerbars, jelly beans
  • sun block

I’ll post some pics from this weekend’s marathon.

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