Fall is one of the most popular seasons for running. Almost every weekend there is a race ranging in distance, theme and charitable focus. Training yourself, both mentally and physically, to cover 26.2 miles takes several months, depending on how much running experience you have. The hardest part about preparing for a marathon or a long-distance runner in general is getting in a regular routine. “That’s why a lot of people join a program or a club – so they can have a regime to stick to,” Jaime Quinn, a NYS licensed physical therapist and regional clinical director of Professional Physical Therapy, says.