Side stitch: Also called a “side sticker,” this is a sharp pain usually felt just below the rib cage (though sometimes farther up the torso). They live right on a small hilltop above Silver Lake,

To determine value in our culture, we measure. race within this year! "-Marathon spectator sign, 23. A marathon is not about the thrill, it is about stamina and skill.

"-Jeff Galloway, U.S. Olympian, running writer, and coach, 20. They 23) Running a marathon? For any running performance to be accepted as a record or for national ranking, it has to be run on a USATF-certified course.

This question compels you to keep making the journey from the usual to the magical. How to Deal With Ankle Pain While Running, 10 Marathon Training Tips for First Timers.

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Good luck. It’s not as exciting as my running’. the “good image” I suppose. We may earn commission if you buy from a link. Wind chill: How cold it really feels when you’re outside. Talk test: A way to see if you’re running at a comfortable effort level. That's why people want to do it."


But that’s personal, like someone’s age, income or underwear size. I would say to not offer him refreshments, it's against the rules for him to take them from anything but an official aid station. "No marathon gets easier later. Stride rate: The number of times your feet hit the ground during a minute of running. Cadence: The number of steps runners take per minute. Don’t worry about speed, worry about endurance. Within the context of marathon and half-marathon training, the term usually refers to workouts such as long runs, speed sessions, and tempo runs, which all require a day or two of recovery.

I remember so vividly the hazy look of any distant

line of his first marathon, arms thrust high in exhilaration, I don’t think to myself, Oh that’s the day he went 3:43?” No, I well up thinking, I never saw him look happier.

My route took me from Greenpoint down through the Hassidic neighbourhood on Flushing avenue to the Brooklyn Bridge and back.

Good luck. His first book, “In the Long Run,” a memoir about the New York City Marathon, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in June 2011.

Hollywood This is when your heart must step in and convince both your mind and your body to keep going. Strides: Also called striders or “pickups,” these are typically 80- to 100-meter surges that are incorporated into a warmup or a regular workout.