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Over time, research shows that the brain is like a muscle—and, as Khan Academy says—”It gets stronger with practice.” This is true when reading a book, learning a new recipe or even training for adn running a race. It is easy to forget that we need to train mentally when it isn’t listed in our training plans between Thursday’s fartleks or Saturday’s long run. But just as we train our legs and lungs, it is just as important to train our brains. “Just like you have to train your muscles physically, you have to train your brain mentally,” explains Dr. Beth McQuiston, a neurologist and the Medical Director of Abbott , the sponsor of the World Marathon Majors . “You need both your muscles and your brain working together.” As Abbott’s medical director,McQuiston sees runners in all stages of life and experience who are competing not only in the World Marathon Majors as a whole, b...

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