Note from Editor: At the age of 77, Bob Dolphin completed his 400th marathon. We've read about Dean Karnazes running 50 marathons in 50 days in 50 states and Dane Rauschenberg running 52 marathons in 2006 (one every week), but this accomplishment has to rank right up there with all of the incredible marathon feats. To continue to run 15+ marathons per year for 26 years is simply amazing!
I don't follow a specific training program, but I'm continually training 12 months out of the year. I train by running 20+ marathons and 20+ shorter races per year plus some one hour training runs and walks every week.
The 2007 Yakima River Canyon Marathon was better than expected.
I didn't have any problems with my recovery. I didn't do anything special. I ran another marathon a week later, so I limited my exercise to hiking in the blooming sage/steppe areas.
Running Gear Recommendations:
Tips/Words of Encouragement:
Most runners can run a marathon if they believe in themselves. Read Joe Henderson, Jeff Galloway, etc. books. Join a training group. Work up the distance gradually. Yakima River Canyon Marathon gives special treatment to first-timers.
Plans to Run Another:
I'll run seven marathons on consecutive weekends beginning on April 29, 2007. I may repeat this sequence in the fall.