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This week at Runners’Lounge, we’re focusing on the marathon
Why in January are we focusing on the marathon? Isn’t fall the peak marathon season? Maybe, but did you know during the months of February, March, and April there are more than 100 marathons in the U.S. and more than 60 internationally? So there must be a whole lotta marathon training going on.
What could we possibly write about?
Training plans —those special formulas of mileage, long runs, speedwork, recovery, and tapering that work, didn’t work, and what we’re going to try next
Selecting a marathon —which ones do we recommend; new destinations and old time favorites
New marathon goals —they don’t always have to be about time
New marathon strategy —what are you going to try different this year
Mental barriers —what we need to overcome or break through
Advice —tips for first-time marathoners and timeless reminders for all of us
Inspiration —what gets us through the training, set backs, to the start line and across the finish line
Encouragement ---by going public with our marathon plans, we open up to the support of others
Questions --until the last marathon on earth is run, there will always be questions about the marathon. What questions do we want to throw out for discussion?
It seems most marathoners are interested in talking about their past and upcoming races. And our supportive nature makes us equally interested in others' marathon experiences too.
BTW, don' t be fooled thinking the importance of this coming Sunday is merely a football game. More importantly, it' s opening of registration for the Chicago Marathon --my favorite event of the racing year!