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a woman's guide to running in Gainesville


Welcome! You are about to begin an incredible, 26.2-mile journey. Running a marathon is an enlivening accomplishment, whether you are a first-time runner, or an experienced marathoner. This site has been targeted specifically for women who are training for a marathon (or half-marathon!) in Gainesville, Florida, and it will be your go-to guide leading up to the big day.

For beginners and pros alike, running a marathon involves at least a three or four month training program and builds up to an 8 to 10 week intensive training program, and training usually includes several fundamental lifestyle changes. Here, you will find all you need to know about marathons: the history and the benefits of running, where to find a marathon in your area, how to train for a marathon, and a sample plan of how to track your progress.

Runners, beware: Training for a marathon is intense! By following the guidelines and how-to's on this site, you can simplify your life and your training session. You will find important aspects of your training period, including the ins and outs of proper nutrition, the correct implementation of stretching and weight training, and knowing how to properly time yourself. Please visit the corresponding pages to get quick, easy, tips regarding these areas, and be sure to view the personal profiles for some useful tips from women who are in the process of training for a marathon themselves.


This site created by Jaime Weisser, 2008.