Marathon Tips from Kara

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Some marathon tips from Kara Goucher

Now that everyone is on the home stretch for the Boston Marathon, I thought I’d post a few videos for inspiration and advice.

Click the title or her picture to see her video.

Most Boston Marathon Runners are nearing the end of a long training program. The longest run is this weekend or next. The real test of your medal is here.

If you’re going to change anything, now is the time to do it. If the shoes don’t feel right anymore, get a new pair this weekend. Wear them on your long run and see how they feel. If you keep them clean, most stores will let you exchange them if they don’t work out.

If you’ve been eyeing a new brand of gel, try it on this weekend’s long run. Start eating your race day breakfast before each long run. Maybe try eating your race day breakfast a few days a week and see how it settles. Gastro issues are pretty easy to manage if you know what works for you and stick with it.

This weekend, load yourself up with everything you plan to run with on Marathon Monday. Make sure you have pockets for all of your gels, water bottles, glide etc. You don’t want any surprises or additional stress in Hopkinton.

Now that the weather is better [ above oº ] try wearing the clothes you plan to wear for Boston. Several times that I have run Boston, it has been in the 50’s. I also ran in 2012 when the high was 85º. You never know what you will get.

If it is possible wear what you plan to wear for Boston on the rest of your long runs.

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Sunday I’ll have a video of Ryan Hall and Monday I’ll post some stuff from Meb.

These runners are amazing. Though we may never rise to their level, we can learn a thing or two from them.

This video is only 1:36, so pay attention!

Have a great long run this weekend.

Andy

Author: OmniRunner

9X Boston Marathon finisher, 17X marathons total. Sharing my love for running and the fun adventures and lessons that come with it. Helping non-profits increase fundraising and new runners celebrate their First 5K.

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