I ran the Detroit Free Press Marathon as a way to raise money and awareness for Type 1 Diabetes through JDRF. My brother was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes several years ago. It had been a few years since I have done the Breast Cancer 3-Day and I wanted to something big for a cause that I felt passionate about. A few years ago, I couldn't run a 5k... A marathon is something BIG that I could do. With this goal in mind, my triathlon training was concentrated a little more on running than swim and bike. This served to help me prepare for the marathon, but also worked to help me improve my weakest discipline. I trained hard and felt ready for the marathon. I got downtown WAY TOO EARLY - 5:00am. I was the 5th car in the lot I chose. While I waited I set my goals. I hate setting goals for my first race at a new distance. No matter how I do, it is a PR... but I know without goals, I easily lose interest. So Rock Star = 4:15, Super Happy = 4:25, Better Do = 4:45.