My journey with TNT began back in the fall of 2005. As a birthday gift to myself, I decided to train for a half marathon. All my friends and family thought I had lost my mind. But, after seeing a TNT finisher picture a co-worker had on her desk, I knew this was something I wanted to accomplish. Well, on April 2, 2006, I crossed the finish line of the Big D Marathon in Dallas. The feeling was phenomenal!!! All the months of getting up early on Saturdays, enduring the cold weather & walking long (and I do mean LONG) miles were well worth it.
As a coach, one of the things that we can't stress enough is: NEVER try something for the first time right before or during a race. Experiment with supplements, different foods, or electrolyte drinks during your training. Don't be tempted at the expo to branch out and sample all the goodies. What works for another marathoner may not work for you.
Happy training and GO TEAM!
Paula Ford has been involved with TNT North Texas for 6 years and loves coaching the Ft. Worth Marathon Walkers.