Tonight I went to a Marathon training clinic with the Pittsburgh Running Meet Up Group I joined. It was very informative and actually quite fun. I am really hooked on this whole running thing. It started with a Doctor speaking who has run 35 Marathons and was one of the founding fathers of the Pittsburgh Marathon. He talked about training and what to do and what not to do from his perspective.
Then the owner of the running store I shop at spoke about shoes and how to select the right pair. He also showed us some short videos of over and under pronators and what to look for.
They both spoke about injuries and afterwards we had a question and answer session with them.
All in all it was a great night and I am glad I went. I met 5 people from the running group there and they want me to go hiking and running with them soon. I can't wait to actually run with someone and not by myself all the time. They also suggested a couple running groups and a couple of runs that happen each week where there are people of all levels of running that I can get together with. That is something I am going to look into also.
Also today I took a walk down to the Library and checked out a couple books on running. After I read them I will let you know my thoughts on them. There are about 100 books on the shelf there so I have a lot of reading to do. :)