My first attempt at a half marathon didn't go as well as I had hoped. It's almost time to start training for the second, hopefully much more successful, race. With that in mind, I'm looking for motivation to keep me going when I want to hide the laces from my shoes.
Mr. 142 Marathons in a Row is going to be my first line of defense. He finished his insanity in November of 2010. The real question isn't "What kind of training did you do to get ready for this?" but "Have you found the gusto to run since?"
While I don't envision running even 1/142 of what he ran, I'll go for 1/284 of it (that would be a half marathon for you non-math majors).