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50 Things to Know Before Running Your First Marathon ebook

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Pick Up The Tips About Things That Marathon Training Plans Leave Out!Completing a marathon is a feeling like no other. For most people, it ranks as one of the most thrilling accomplishments on their life's resume. Once you've trained for and finished a marathon, you'll have the feeling there is little in life that is outside your grasp if you are determined to grasp it.The standard length of a marathon training program is 18 weeks. As a first time marathoner, you will have a lot of questions during those 18 weeks. The task at hand is daunting and even the best prepared marathoner will make mistakes. The myriad of decisions that you are faced with in the weeks leading up to the event will pale in comparison to the deluge of things you will need to think about on race day. The stress and rush of emotions that you will be faced with in the days leading up to the marathon do not lend themselves to sound decision making. There will be things you forget about, or don't consider at all. And having something spring up in front of you when you are in a panic approaching the starting line is not the way to start one of the most thrilling journeys of your life.50 Things To Know Before Running Your First MarathonThis is my list of 50 things you should know and consider before running your first marathon. I've run dozens of marathons over the years and have accumulated a checklist of sorts. Most of these things are on this list because at one time or another I've made a racing faux pas or spent needless time worrying about something that I vowed to not repeat. I hope you can benefit from my original cluelessness and more adequately enjoy your journey into the fabulous adventure that is the marathon.

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50 Things to Know Before Running Your First Marathon

Paul Rogers

Copyright 2015 All rights reserved.

This document is geared towards providing exact and reliable information in regard to the topic and issue covered. The publication is sold with the idea that the publisher is not required to render accounting, officially permitted, or otherwise, qualified services. If advice is necessary, legal or professional, a practiced individual in the profession should be ordered.

In no way is it legal to reproduce, duplicate, or transmit any part of this document in either electronic means or in printed format. Recording of this publication is strictly prohibited and any storage of this document is not allowed unless with written permission from the publisher. All rights reserved.

The information herein is offered for informational purposes solely, and is universal as so. The presentation of the information is without contract or any type of guarantee assurance. Before beginning any new exercise or new diet program it is recommended that you seek medical advice from your personal physician.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1- Decision Time

1 – Know the Distance

2 – Time Commitment

3 – Choosing the Right Race

4 – Race Fees

5 – Plan for Your Registration

6 – Pick the Right Training Plan

7 – Fall or Spring Marathon?

Chapter 2 - Training

8 – GPS Watches

9 - Training Software

10 – Rotate Your Shoes

11 – Post Run Nutrition

12 – Ice Baths Are Your Friend

13 – Speed Kills

14 – Directional Running

15 – Beware of Chafing!

16 – Increase Your Hydration

17 – Choosing a Goal Time

Chapter 3 – Race Day Preparation

18 – Tapering

19 – Carbohydrate Loading

20 – Your Race Bag

21 – The Expo

22 – The Prerace Dinner

23 – Prerace Hydration

24 – Sleeping Before the Race

25 – Time of Arrival

26 – Porta Potties

27 – Questionable Weather

28 – Save Your Old Clothes

29 – The Drop Bag

30 – What to Run With

31 – Nothing New

Chapter 4 – The Race

32 – Picking Your Start Location

33 – Wait Until You Cross the Starting Mat

34 – Stopping at the Water Stations

35 – Hit the Last Table

36 – Pace Groups

37 – Curb Your Enthusiasm

38 – Mind Your Mileage

39 – Change Up The Pace

40 – Breathe Easy

41 – Be the Ball

42 – Watch That Finish

Chapter 5 – The Aftermath

43 – Don’t Stop

44 – See the Photographer

45 – The Food Tent And Beyond

46 – How’s That Urine?

47 – Beer Is a Source of Carbohydrates and Electrolytes

48 – Know Your D.O.M.S.

49 – Give It a Rest

50 – Pick Your Next Race

Conclusion

Introduction

Completing a marathon will leave you with a feeling like no other.  For most people, it ranks as one of the most thrilling accomplishments on their life's resume. Once you've trained for and finished a marathon, you'll have the feeling there is little in life that is outside your grasp if you are determined to grasp it.

There are two events in my life that stand out as moments of startling self-discovery. The first happened at age 32 during the birth of my first child. I thought I knew myself and understood my narrow range of emotions, until I stood weeping at the sight of my newborn son. The second happened about 10 years later when I ran my first marathon. I considered myself a mental rock, unflappable in the face of imminent crises, and then mile 18 happened.

The standard length of a marathon training program is 18 weeks.  As a first time marathoner, you will have a lot of questions during those 18 weeks.  The task at hand is daunting and even the best prepared marathoner will make mistakes. The myriad of decisions that you are faced with in the weeks leading up to the event will pale in comparison to the deluge of things you will need to think about on race day.  The stress and rush of emotions that you will be faced with in the days leading up to the marathon do not lend themselves to sound decision making.  There will be things you forget about, or don't consider at all.  And having something spring up in front of you when you are in a panic approaching the starting line is not the way to start one of the most thrilling journeys of your life.

This is my list of 50 things you should know and consider before running your first marathon.  I've run dozens of marathons over the years and have accumulated a checklist of sorts.  Most of these things are on this list because at one time or another I've made a racing faux pas or spent needless time worrying about something that I vowed would not happen again. I hope you can benefit from my original cluelessness and more adequately enjoy your journey into the fabulous adventure that is the marathon.

Chapter 1 - Decision Time

"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."

- Fred Lebow

Running a marathon is not for everyone.  There are a host of things to take into account before deciding if you really, REALLY want to do it. It is certainly a decision that needs to be factored based on the “burden vs. benefit” rule.  Of course I believe the benefit far outweighs the burden, but I like running these things almost to a pathological degree, so I’m sure a more level headed person would approach the decision differently. So let’s have a look at the initial things to consider, starting with the obvious but still-needs-to-be-stated truth about the race.