October puts us halfway into the fall marathon season, so there is a mix of posts this month on recovery and race strategy, something to fit everyone’s needs. Plus some good tips for avoiding and treating common injuries, and a debate on whether predawn really is the best time to run.
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.
This month’s links focus on the taper, training approaches for us “regular” runners and the elites, the myth of residual lactate (let alone “lactic acid”), and why recovering addicts run (or, maybe, why running is addictive).
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.