- $150 - Sneakers
- $40 - Tech Shirt or free from a previous event
- $20 - Tech Socks
- $30 - Tech Shorts
- $75 - Entry
- 16 Weeks of training (you figure out how much about that costs you. Maybe I will add the hours total I have run to my sidebar.)
- $25 - 20 Power Gels x $1.25 each for those long runs
- $30 - Water bottle and holder, or free if you can score one from another event
- Several Toenails
Ok the last one was for fun and the real reason for the post. My Big Toe on my right foot started to ache something fierce after a run the other day. I had to take something to take the edge off the pain so I could sleep. The next day it was down to a dull ache and now feels ok.
I have heard many friends tell me that they have lost toenails from training/running marathons and I figure that this nail is toast. It has had a split down the middle since last year that I have tried to salvage by using clear toenail polish. This year with the additional miles I figure I will put in for the Marathon training and the 1000 km challenge I figure it is a goner.
So how much does a marathon cost? When the challenge calls you, you don't care. There is only one outcome that you will settle for, conquering the big M.