Did you know?
In 2016, more than 55% of the 247,000 people applying to run the London Marathon were first time runners and it doesn’t matter whether you’re preparing for your first marathon or your 10th, pre-race jitters can start weeks, and even months before the actual race day.
There are so many variables… …that can dictate the type of experience and performance you have on race day, and as the day looms closer no matter how many times you’ve rehearsed it in your head, uncertainties still will come bursting to the surface. Nerves start jangling and doubts start popping up in places you never anticipated.
Do you know how much tapering you should do in the weeks before the race, have you worked out what pace you’re going run and calculated your split times to avoid burning out half way round, do you know your carbohydrate loading rates pre-race, are you mentally prepared for the fatigue you’ll experience, can you drive or cycle the course beforehand, have you got the right gear, how do you prepare for the race start…the questions are probably endless?
The 14 KEY Tips
The key to giving yourself the best experience possible at this stage is all about mental preparation, so for answers to the questions above and more, we’ve put together a newsletter of 14 key tips to make sure you’re primed and ready to go on your Marathon D-Day.
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One thing’s for sure, it will be a unique journey for every single runner, so read our tips and make that experience that experience one of the best of your life so far.
We wish everyone participating in this year’s London Marathon the very best of luck.