Monday, April 28, 2008

26 Tips for Marathon Training and Racing: #21 Goal Setting

Part of running a successful marathon is picking the right race. Your first priority is to allow yourself enough time to prepare. I know of no formula, but my best guess would be that you need a minimum of 6 months to prepare if you are currently running 20 miles per week, 3 months if you are running 40.

One of the best sources for marathon information is

Find a race profile that suits you and your budget. Look at weather (potential for heat) and course profile (hills or flat).

Register early, get your gear lined up; shoes, etc. and get started!

"There is no better motivation to run than a marathon looming in the not too distant future."

(c) Dave Elger 2008 All rights reserved

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