Posted by: Joe English | June 20, 2008

Article: Marathons put the hurt on all participants

The Anchorage Daily News has a good commentary on what the marathon feels like to everyone that runs them. Writer Doyle Woody warns in a humorous introduction to his article:

The forecast for many of you 26.2-mile first-timers is partly miserable with occasional periods of suffering and a mild chance of legitimate anguish. Doesn’t matter if you’re a lickety-split type or someone who gets passed on training runs by people pushing strollers — the marathon does not discriminate.

Still, it’s important to embrace your agony. You’ve worked hard for this day — if not, big bummer for you — and you’ve no doubt persevered through some difficult training, so you have experience with excruciation. You’re going to endure some bad patches Saturday, sure, but you’ll be in good company.

The article is worth the read. Click here to read the stroy on the Anchorage Daily News web-site.

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