My first marathon I ran in 1994 in a time of 2:46. Since then I covered 26.2 miles a dozen of times. First time I finished the 47 mile distance was 1997. It took me 5 years to win this race in 2002 in the time of 6:18. And then in 2004 I jumped to the Everest of running – 3100 mile race.
Still, I consider marathon to be a gateway to the ultra-long races. Based on my experience I composed A Marathon Training Guide. Enjoy!