2018 Marine Corps Marathon training blog


2018 Marine Corps Marathon training blog Live

WTOP's Sarah Beth Hensley shares her Marine Corps Marathon training journey.


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     It's training time!

    It's that time of year again -- time to lace up the running shoes, do some stretches and mentally prepare myself for running in D.C.'s unrelenting summer humidity! I'm running in the Marine Corps Marathon again!

    It's my third year running the Marine Corps Marathon, which takes place Oct 28. Although I've run the race before, I learn something new about myself through every training cycle. I learn about fortitude, attitude, ambition and perseverance. I also learn some harder lessons too -- like don't have that third cup of coffee before heading out for a jog (hello, jitters!), and don't put off a long run until the afternoon during summer's sweltering heat.

    Whatever I'm taking away this year, you'll read about it here. I'm planning to share details about my training plan, diet and obstacles. I'm also seeking answers to my own questions: I plan to speak with the pros about shoes, doctors about foods and trainers about rest days.

    While I'm looking forward to another race, I'm not always thrilled about the whole training part leading up to it. Running is hard work; running 26.2 miles can feel like a death wish. I'm hoping this blog inspires others who are on their own training journies, no matter the distance. 
    So stick with this blog for more, and be sure to comment on this blog if you have any questions or thoughts. You can find me tweeting about running on too -- follow me here.
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