1.) Leg strengthening and more leg strengthening. How does it feel to run a marathon? It’s like doing a squat while running, because that’s the sensation that won’t go away for the last 18 miles.
2.) Lose weight. Lighter is simply just faster but not a good idea to start a diet during the training. Healthy eating play should be established before the training.
3.) Hydrate on the week of the marathon. So I don’t worry of getting dehydrated.
4.) Water stop only every 15 minutes and not at every station.
5.) During a hot race day, avoid getting your feet wet when going under a spray. Wet feet will mean blisters.
6.) Wear a headband or bring a small towel to wipe off sunblock mixed sweat. They sting the eyes.
7.) Do strides and speedwork exercises.
8.) Crosstrain more.
9.) Personally familiarize with the course.
10.) Choose a training program with a 26.2 run (?) – we’ll see.
Photo above was taken on Mile 23. Not bad huh? =)