The Oatmeal on the DOs and DO NOTs of Running Your First Marathon

Great comic from the Oatmeal on running marathons – click the image below to read the whole thing. The comic strip is from Matthew Inman’s upcoming book “The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances.”

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This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.


  1. Bianca Tucker says:

    Hi Peter,

    Ive only just come to know of your informative, fabulous work by way of:The Oatmeal on the DOs and DO NOTs of Running Your First Marathon!
    Haaa..just hilarious! I could totally identify with every slide!!
    Do you have anymore of these?


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