So, as good as last Thursday’s run was, last night wasn’t so great. My calves were taut, and not in a good way. I tried to push through it, but my legs felt like lead. And to top it off, when I got home, I got all dizzy and sick feeling. I haven’t felt the room spin in a good long while, and I can do without that feeling for a good long while more.

Marathoning can be dangerous. Proper nutrition is essential, and should be as much a part of the training as running.

“No doubt a brain and some shoes are essential for marathon success, although if it comes down to a choice, pick the shoes. More people finish marathons with no brains than with no shoes.”

Don Kardong, 1976 Olympic marathoner