It looks as if I am even newer to all of this than some of the other newbies. I have not even participated in my first race which is scheduled for September 18 in Arkansas. I've been doing a bit of research on my own, but decided to join a forum in order to have access to more information and athletes. I was excited to find this one. As I said, I am brand new to all of this, so I welcome any advice that can be provided.