7 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Training for a Marathon

When you’re training for a marathon, there are a few things you SHOULDN’T do.  FYI - I’m writing this from experience.  Here are a few of them…

You should not:

  1. Put off serious training until three weeks before the race
  2. Launch a business within a month of the race
  3. Get sick during peak training time (and your last chance to get those long miles in)
  4. Only train with runners whose marathon is two months after your race
  5. Schedule your long runs during the hottest (and possibly rainiest) month of the year
  6. Remind all your friends and family about your race being a few miles from their homes so they can come see how unprepared you are
  7. Forget to buy new running shoes until two weeks before the race

***BONUS:  Go out for drinks the night before the race.  I’m borrowing this one from a friend who just told me about what was supposed to be her first half marathon.  To make a long story short, she didn’t make it to the starting line (I’m learning from this one and don’t plan on going out the night before the race).

These are all mistakes that I’ve made over the past month.  My marathon is in less than three weeks away and I have a lot of miles to get in.  Wish me luck!  ;)

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Now that you know what not to do when training for a marathon, check out what you SHOULD do here.

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