26.2 things one runner learned after her first marathon. Can you relate?

26.2 things one runner learned after her first marathon. Can you relate?

When I crossed the finish line of my first marathon , I was completely overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with thanks for my family for being there with me, overwhelmed with pride for becoming a marathoner and overwhelmed with lessons I knew I needed to write down before I made the same mistakes twice in marathon #2. This is that list: 1. Pace groups are a gift. Use them if you like camaraderie. You don’t have to stay with them. 2. Drink fluid. Drink Gatorade. Drink it often. Drink something at every stop. Drink when you don’t think you need it. A marathon is far. Your body needs body juice. 3. Bring some kind of anti-chafe along with you to rub on mid-race. Nothing brings you down like bonking and getting 18-miles-in thigh chafing at the same time. And you still have eight miles to go. 4. If your race allows it and if you’re into it, have a friend hop in and pace you for the tough ...

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