Over the course of ten marathons, you learn a thing or two about preparing for and executing the event. Here are ten such lessons learned through the years, offered in the hope that they will help you achieve your goals sooner.
This year’s Towpath Marathon provided the opportunity to defend the 2011 title. While I prepared as well as I could for the event given an early season injury, one can never predict who will show up on any given Sunday during marathon season.
You can’t get more race specific in your training than to actually scout the course by foot. Here’s some tips on how to make the most of just such an opportunity.
Once again, the Towpath Ten-Ten 10-mile race on Father’s Day provided a good baseline for fitness levels heading into fall marathon training. And this time, it also yielded an overall 3rd place finish.
Despite falling short of the 3:00 marathon goal due largely to a poorly executed race strategy, this report summarizes a race that resulted in a over-five-minute personal record on the challenging and hilly Akron Marathon course.