New York Marathon 2010
Jared Fogle is proof that running a marathon is not a far-fetched dream: the Subway spokesperson had never sweated out a mile prior to the start of his nine-month training program. Fogle eased into distance running by setting smaller goals--- a 5k, a 10k, a half-marathon---and he planned long runs, usually on Monday, to “get it out of the way,” adding two more short runs throughout the rest of the week. “About a month before the marathon I was up to 20 miles on my long run which I did twice,” Fogle told MensFitness.com. “I was running about 30 miles those last couple of weeks.” The easy-does-it program paid off, keeping Fogle injury-free. “Crossing that finish line in Central Park was one of the most emotional moments of my life,” he said. But when asked whether he’ll run another 26.2 miler, Fogle replied, “Heck, no! It was an experience I will never forget and I'm proud of myself for staying focused during my training, but I'll stick to running 5Ks.”
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