Marathon Training: The Week Before

Marathons are positive community events where people come together to cheer one another on. When marathon training, runners should never worry about coming in last. Instead, people should remind themselves that marathons feature runners that have a wide set of skills, ranging from beginning runners to those that simply walk the entire race.

To get a better idea of the race route, walk the route first, becoming familiar with hills or inclines.

Finding the right diet and fitness routine is personal, as what may work for someone may not agree with someone else’s digestive system. Never overeat within two hours of a marathon. Many fitness experts recommend eating a fruit and yogurt smoothie that contains a balance of protein and carbohydrates. This often has the right balance of nutrition for a marathon diet. Additionally, stay well hydrated to avoid headaches and muscle cramps.