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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 a marathon.
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 your marathon, your muscles will begin to tire and feel heavy. While no amount of fuel consumption during the race can entirely replace your depleted glycogen, consuming small amounts of carbohydrates can help prevent you from hitting the dreaded wall.
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-tuning your clothing, gear and fueling strategies.
After race day:
It is never too late to start running. Many take up this sport in their 50s and beyond. To start, you only need a good pair of running shoes and a desire.
Running is a very effective way to build cardiovascular endurance and increase mental toughness. It is an excellent stress reliever and will improve your health overall.
A raise isn’t a favor or a gift; it’s a way for employers to pay fair market value for your work and to keep you around because otherwise you’re eventually going to want to find a different job that does pay you competitively.
Working out at home is a tricky concept and can be harder to execute when the couch is right there in your view.
You can gain a lot from giving physical activity a real place of privilege in your schedule and devoting a good amount of time and attention to it. Apart from getting your blood pumping, the real benefits are creating time for your own interests and allowing yourself to check out mentally while focusing on simple tasks.