Train hard and do the long runs.
On the day:
chat to the people running around you
walk if you have to
I’m training for my first marathon, the Edinburgh marathon at the end of May 2012.
So far my training is going ok but I’ve lost 5 runs to windy weather this winter, more than I’ve lost to snow!
I signed up to run a half marathon in September for Christian Aid. That has given me the motivation I needed to get out the door.
I’m using the Adidas miCoach iPhone app and it’s great. 5 runs a week and I’m up to 12km on my long run and over 40km a week.