However, I will tell you from experience that completing one or more half marathons is good preparation before doing a full marathon for two big reasons. First, it mentally prepares you. Mental preparation for a full marathon is just as important as physical preparation. Additionally, you will find that a full marathon is much beyond a half, so getting that foundation under your belt is a good idea.
My family and healthy physical activities are my biggest interests. I regularly compete in races and triathlons. I LOVE sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinal Baseball (Go Redbirds!) and Mizzou Football (Mizzou-rah!). Also enjoy current events and politics. I also try to keep up with new movies and music.