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Ready...or not by Washington Post via chalktalksports: A body won't be ready to run 26.2 miles without some inner adaptations. Here are a few of them: #Marathon #Health

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Joy Johnson, oldest woman to run New York City Marathon, dies at 86. Johnson, of San Jose, Calif., completed her 25th run in the marathon on Sunday. She stumbled and hit her head near the 20th mile, but still managed to complete the race and carry out her annual interview with the 'Today' show's Al Roker the next day. 'At least she was running, the way she wanted to go,' said her daughter Diana Boydston.

Running inspiration: "There will be days when I don't know if I can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime knowing that I have."

Training for a marathon or race this season? Check out our infographic for tips on nutrition and mental strategy....

So i dare do it again? I want to use the 'Half Marathon Training Schedule' portion of this to model my own training schedule after..... great for us visual people!

A half-marathon counts too, right? I'm not sure I want to tackle a full marathon any time soon!

26.2 marathon, excited to be running the Detroit half in October

Ha, true. It's the last .2 that really gets you. Repin if you've run a marathon or plan to in the future!

this is very true! Most unknown or new things are scarry but riding along is also excitment, joy and courage.

i'm a runner, but this is seriously how I feel about marathoners haha.