FitSugar: How many marathons have you been in?
Tina Le: Five.
FS: What marathon did you run to qualify, and what was your time?
TL: Modesto, 3:35:06.
FS: What did your training entail for the Boston Marathon?
TL: I've been training in continuous cycles for the past couple of years. I do half marathons, 10Ks, or 5Ks, probably every other month, and my weekly hill workout. Once a week I usually get in a gym workout. I also swim, cycle, and do yoga when I can.
FS: What's for dinner tonight and your prerace breakfast tomorrow?
TL: Probably just a light pasta meal. The morning of the race, probably oatmeal, long-lasting carbs. Gatorade the night before and in the morning.
FS: What is your advice for someone who wants to run a marathon?
TL: Always start out at a comfortable pace. Try to practice in other races before you run a marathon. Believe in your fitness level and you'll do just fine. Never doubt that your training is going to pay off, and stay positive.