Marathons are not easy on the body. Remember these proper precautions while training.

Marathons are not easy on the body. Remember these proper precautions while training.

Marathoners are considered elite athletes. The physical and mental tenacity it takes to complete 26.2 miles in a matter of a few hours is impressive, and training and racing leads to fit bodies for the runners. What runners new to marathon training may not realize, however, is that there are some potential negative physical effects from this type of intense activity. This isn’t to say marathon running is bad for you—but merely a way to prepare new marathon runners for what they might face. It’s important to remember that just about anyone who trains properly, fuels the body effectively, wears the right footwear , and is not suffering an injury can cross a marathon finish line. Here are a few potential physical pitfalls of training for and running a marathon, and what you can do to combat them: Inflammation Running long distances can lead to muscle inflammation that sticks ...

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