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Training for a full or half marathon takes dedication and discipline, but listening to advice from those who have been through it before can help you avoid mistakes that will hold you back. Allie Burdick has been running for almost 20 years and has her list of top five mistakes to avoid as you prepare to reach your goals.
There’s so much that goes into training for a marathon, but learning how to pace yourself correctly for race day may be *the* most important element. Think about the elites: When they’re running a marathon, the actual racing doesn’t usually start until they’re around 18 to 20 miles in, or digging deep for that last 10K.
As a coach and also an athlete, I first try out all my training plans to ensure that they work! A plan needs to have a build phase, a race specific phase and a suitable taper for the event in mind. This also needs to take into cognisance life as we are not pro athletes and as age groupers have to balace work, family and social life as well as train for an even or a goal.