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are some basic tips that can be
applied to almost any type of training
for a running event:
- Min. of 40 miles/week and 3 long
runs of at least 75% of the time
you plan to run or 20 miles (whichever
- The more miles you can run @ race
pace per week the less likely you
are to "crash".
- Take at least one of your long
runs on similar race terrain or
- Don't try anything new on race
- Cotton socks cause blisters faster
- use acrylic fiber socks and vaseline
on any blister prone areas.
- Run at least 50 miles in race
- Bring layers for race day, especially
This means a second set of socks,
gloves, and hats.
- Rest enough prior to the marathon.
One method is to decrease training
running miles 2-3 weeks prior to
and an easy jog the day before race
- Get a message a few days prior.
- Stay well hydrated.
- Have confidence in your training.
- Recover immediately after: rehydrate
- Change your clothes!
- Don't pop your blisters until
after you shower. (see article for
- Get black and blue toenails drained
- Keep moving around as much as
possible in ensuing days.
- Alternate Hot and Cold soaks.
- Get a message.
- Take anti-inflammatories 1st post-marathon
- Use judgment when to run again
(1 month prior is recommended)