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... is building weekly mileage too soon, too fast.
So don't underestimate the importance of consistently running at least 20–30 miles a week regularly before committing to training for...
Nearly all marathons include water and aid stations along the way. But if you plan to carry some of your own water on race day:
For any run over 2 hours, aim to take in about 60 grams of carbohydrates per hour.
As glycogen (primary source of energy during the marathon gets depleted over the course of you...
No new shoes, new shorts, new shirt, new hydration pack/belt or new foods.
Don't drink 3 cups of coffee if you usually have one. Your long training runs are when you should be fine-tun...
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When preparing for any marathon or long distance, not only is physical preparation important but it is also crucial to prepare mentally for the gruelling number of miles and the inevitable menta...
Hitting the wall is basically about running out of energy: Your legs feel like concrete, your breathing becomes laboured, your stride turns into a shuffle. Negative thoughts flood your mind, and the urge to quit becomes overwhelming.
Hitting the wall isn’t just a fallacy, it’s probably going to happen to you at some point to you if you’re brave enough to be running the marathon.
Identifying imaginary, but realistic scenarios before the race like “what happens when I hit the wall?” or “what if it rains?” and then identifying potential strategies to cope with these situations should they arise on race day are the key to success on the actual day itself.
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