The Annapolis, Md. resident hasn't always been a serious runner.
Over 30% of runners will be debuting.
One writer is cataloging her training leading up to her first marathon.
One 40-year-old couldn't have finished it without her friends.
She just turned 26 and is very happy with her debut.
He used a "minimalist" plan to complete his first marathon.
She lost 100 pounds doing it.
Beginning runners are often challenged finding the right race for the right time.
The Reno-area school teacher made a deal with her students.