Tell us about your training.
Trained for approx. 6 months. Did not train with anyone or any guides, I simply ran and made sure I was confident I would be able to get to the coveted 26.2 mile distance. During the summer I competed and completed a few half marathons (Timp, South Jordan), and a couple triathlons to ensure I was hitting the mark and was as fast as I could be. I cut out things such as pizza, sweets, as many saturated fats as possible and upped my protein intake before rides or runs.
I completed my longest run of 22 miles 3 weeks ago, intended to get one more long run in but was hit by a car while I was cycling a week and a half ago. I held off so my swollen knees and ankles would have some time to rest prior to race day. Make sure you are ready to run downhill, don't procrastinate or think "its downhill, it will be easy."