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10/7/12 4:43 P

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If you're not already strength training, do so. A strong core is more important than you think to get you through your training and the race. Also, read up on nutrition for marathoners so you can start thinking about your meals and menus now. I was surprised that most nights when I would go to bed I would suddenly get hungry and get up for a bowl of cereal. I realized I wasn't eating enough during the day. Allow yourself a week or two wiggle room in your schedule case you get sick, injured, can't run because of holidays, or life in general. A lot can happen in 16 weeks!

Enjoy your training.


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10/7/12 7:10 A

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Listen to your body.
Don't worry too much about pace....concentrate on building endurance.

Good luck and remember to have fun!!!

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10/6/12 10:31 P

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I am thinking about doing a full marathon in one year, and I've checked the various training schedules, most of which focus on 16 weeks. here's my question: is there anything in particular I should focus on before I start that specific training? I currently run about 25-35 miles a week and am scheduled for my second half in a few weeks. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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