About the Author of this Site

Hi, I am Kristen. I am 22 years old, and I completed my first marathon in 2009. It was a goal of mine to run a marathon at age 21 ever since I was 14. I wanted to wait to run the marathon until I felt like my body had fully developed and could handle the dedication and stress of marathon training.

I decided to create this Web site for anyone who is deciding to start training for his or her first marathon. The site is also intended for someone who needs a little bit of help with making sure he or she is prepared to run a marathon.Kristen running a race

Marathon training was initially very daunting and confusing for me. I wasn't really sure how to train, or what I needed to do to train correctly. I needed help to figure out what I had to do, so I visited a lot of Web sites including Runner's World and Active.com.

Runner's World is a running domain. It is the mecca of running information. However, some of the running links can be overwhelming. Scientific opinions about marathon training and running can vary. So, take the Web site for what it is, but the information can be useful.

Active.com is a great place to register for races and to look for upcoming races in the area. It also gives out an e-mail service that updates a user on the latest running material available.

The purpose of this site is to be a starting point. I wanted to create a Web site where someone could go to get help and support with understanding the aspects of training. Training helped me to complete the 2009 ING New York City Marathon. The marathon was a fantastic experience. I was going to run the 2010 Five Points of Life Marathon, but I was injured at the time.

I want to urge the Web site viewer to compete in the marathon. The Five Points of Life is a great one to choose because of its morale and purpose. Also, I have completed a majority of my training in Gainesville training with the Florida Track Club.

Gainesville is a great place to train because there are always people outside running. It's a lively town, and full of runners and workout enthusiasts. Living in an active town, helped me get the motivation to train for my marathon.

I suggest running a marathon to anyone who is slightly considering training for one. The New York marathon was the best thing I've ever done for myself. It was a goal I set out to complete and when I wanted to give up, I kept going. I learned a lot about myself, I made friends, and most importantly, I had fun.

So get to training!