26 Apr '16, 2pm

HOW TO PROGRESS FROM A HALF TO A FULL MARATHON

Kaitlin asks: I’ve run several half marathons and I’m considering a full marathon, but I’m a little freaked out about the double distance. Do you have any tips for me graduating to the marathon? The fact that you’re thinking this way about the marathon distance is a great sign that you’re respecting it, which is rule number one. Although it’s the twice as long as a half marathon, the strategy is not too different—you’ll want to give yourself enough time to prepare and choose an appropriate training plan. Here are some tips for progressing successfully to the marathon distance: Since you’re doubling your race distance, it’s wise to choose a marathon that speaks to you motivationally and one that is more flat than hilly. Both will go a long way in maintaining your motivation and improving your success rate. I chose my hometown for my first because the course was flat and I h...

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