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This is the course for Sunday. 26.2 Miles
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This is my 6th Marathon, I did NYC Marathon once before 10 years ago (after 9/11) and it was a very patriotic experience. I’m looking forward to this race… my plan is to make it my slowest marathon ever!  That might sound funny (even though I’ve had a great training program and got in TWO 20-mile training runs) I really want to enjoy this marathon – the course and the people which means that the WATER STOPS will be a big part of my race!

Often people will be surprised when they meet someone who runs marathon… the questions are familar… so here are my answers…

Why run a Marathon?      Because, thankfully, I can!

How do you have time to train?    I make time. I’m a mother of 4.  Secret Weapon:  the first shoes I put on every day are a pair of running shoes… it makes the workout inevitable!

How can you make it 26.2 miles running, I can’t drive that far!   I make it one water stop at a time!  Poland Springs is sponsoring the ING Marathon this year — and the water stops are what I look forward to — not just for the liquid but because of the people volunteering at the water stops…. I’ll be looking for YOU! (P.S. I really can’t drive 26.2 miles all that well either!)

Fastest Time:  4:04  I’ve never run a Sub-4 Marathon and I’ve never run Boston,  I want to do both someday BUT not this race.

Why put yourself through the pain of a marathon?   It’s odd, like childbirth.  you forget that it hurts.

What will you do when you finish?  I’m going to Disney…. sort of… I’ll be on the 6pm Eyewitness News with the Accuweather Forecast on Sunday Night!

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