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Running Background:

marathon photoI consider myself an intermediate runner and I primarily run as a hobby. I decided to run a marathon because I try to run 1 marathon a year.

Training:

I didn't follow a specific training program. I trained for 4 months, and I averaged 25 miles per week.

The best training advice I would share with others is that resting days are good for you!

Race Day:

The 2008 Marató Barcelona was better than expected.

Barcelona is a very nice city. The course comes a long a lot of great sites that the city is known for. I enjoyed being in a marathon that is not yet crowded like London, New York or Berlin but does have the feel of a big city marathon. I combined this race with a nice weekend in the city of Barcelona.

A good tip: rent a bike the days before to take of the stress on your legs while city seeing.

Recovery:

My recovery wasn't bad. Rest, rest, rest...

Tips/Words of Encouragement:

Enjoy the company of the other runners.

Plans to Run Another:

I'm planning to continue to run marathons.

For my next marathon, I'll do some longer runs, and I won't run a 15K race a week before like I did this year.

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