Completed your first marathon? Congratulations! Now what?
Running is one of the most addicting sports there is with all its benefits, relatively lower risks, and not to mention practically free, and the marathon may be the “holy grail” of long distance running. Completing a marathon is definitely a life achievement, but for many people finishing just one is simply not enough.
As of August 10, 2010 I’ve completed 10 marathon distance or longer races (3 of which were ultramarathons of at least 100 kilometers) and some more long runs. Despite having done it that many times marathons never get easier, or shorter, that’s why it’s never something to take lightly. So what keeps us going through that 42.195K over and over again?