Starting to jog and why

I jogged seven miles today. My knees felt sore. I hope I’m not pushing myself too hard.

About a year and a half ago, I got the crazy idea of running a marathon. I’m not even sure what inspired that because at the time, I wasn’t a jogger at all. Like not at all. At the time, I don’t think I’d ever even jogged a mile straight.

I put off the marathon though. I ran a couple times, three maybe, and stopped. Last year, though I decided it was something I wanted to work seriously toward for 2010. So I started jogging. Barefoot.

I wanted to jog the entire marathon without any shoes on. That’s difficult to train for in the winter. I’d still like to try it, but we’ll see. Right now I’m still not fully committed to doing the marathon at all.

I wanted to ask you first. What do you know about jogging? Specifically, can you give me any advice for marathon running and the training leading up to it?