First Time Marathoner

QT: Some Tips for Running Your First Marathon (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 166 released in October of 2015 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Fall marathon season is in full swing, and if you’ve been logging miles since July/August training for your fall race, the payoff is almost here!

Veteran marathoners know what to expect when it’s time to toe the line.

But if you’re running your first marathon, the experience can feel like a complete and utter whirlwind.

First Time Marathoner

But it doesn’t have to.

There are several things that I wish I would have known going into my first full or half marathon now that I’m able to look back on the experience.

If you’re gearing up for your first big race in the next few weeks, hopefully these tips will prove helpful. Read more

Another "Your First Marathon" Post? Really?

Quick Tip: 5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Running Your First Marathon

There are no shortage of listicles within the running blogosphere offering tips to help you prepare for your first marathon.

Another "Your First Marathon" Post? Really?

Another “Your First Marathon” Post? Really?

However, while there may be a ba-gillion different blogs/pages devoted to tips on successfully running your first marathon, they seemingly recycle the same list of suggestions from one post to the next.

Now, I don’t mean to say that many of these common tips like remembering to taper, gradually increasing your mileage, and not starting the race too fast aren’t important tips because they are, but how many different websites need to basically repost the same information before enough is enough?

If you’re looking for those types of tips here, sorry. You came to the wrong place.

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