Lessons of the Marathon: Course Selection

Running the marathon is the easy part.

Planning, preparing, and performing quality training for 14-18 weeks is the tough part.

Selecting a course – one that closely aligns with your race goal – can make or break the race experience.   Personal preferences – temperature, number of marathon participants, and time of year, among many factors – are important to consider when selecting your next marathon.  Add adequate training time (12-18 weeks for a marathon, dependent on individual) to the list.  And “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” applies too.

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