Running is part of me. I started running when I was 27, just before I joined the Army. Never very fast but always keen, I would run almost daily when able ( barring injury, pregnancy, war zones, the usual stuff) but my times varied depending on my weight. Now 45 I completed my first marathon last year in Edinburgh. The burning question when I crossed the line was when can I do another? Also, what had taken me so long? I loved it. It took me 430hrs to stagger over the finishing line but I remembered to raise my arms (courtesy of RW) and cry . Why you should train me I am good at taking orders (ex Army) but can think for myself and am an eternal optimist. I may not be fast, or young but I will commit 100%. Expected time 4hrs 20mins
I never had a problem with running to music and I often do.However, I have just run my first marathon in Edinburgh. My running partner couldnt run due to injury so I was on my own. No problem, I thought, someone will talk to me to keep me going. No joy. Nearly every runner there had their ipod/mp3 on and were not interested in chatting. The last few miles were grim and I would have been delighted if someone had just spared a quick word. Is it always like this in events now?