I have learned a few things from running marathons.

In Jacksonville, Florida, I learned not to just stop and walk through a water stop after running for 23 miles under 7 minute pace.

In Portland, Maine, I learned that no base and 9 weeks of training just isn”t enough.

In Cleveland, Ohio, I learned that you can run a good marathon on 45 miles a week and nothing but water during a race.

In San Antonio, Texas, I learned that sleep is necessary after a marathon, or you are going to get sick.

In Boston, Massachusetts, I learned that the backs of your legs really can burn pretty bad if you never turn and have the sun at your back for 3 and a half hours. I also learned that no matter how tired you are, you need to eat afterwards.