hours after the race and may linger for up to a week after the marathon. For the first 24 hours after the race, apply ice (wrapped in a cloth) frequently to any painful parts of your legs, keeping it on for about 12 minutes at a time. Elevate your feet
always enjoy your post-race refreshments at a pavement café with your feet up and a literary classic on the table.Website www.pim.czSlovakiaOrganisers of the Kosice Peace Marathon reckon their race is the longest-standing marathon in the world its been
Every good marathon-training plan should ‘taper’ during the final two or three weeks. That means you run less and rest more. For some people, the idea of backing off on their training just before the big race seems counter-intuitive. "So many
at the London Marathon (2:46, 2:43, 2:46, 2:43 [his quickest in last 20 years] and 2:47). Over the years, he estimates he's run about 2,000 races.Read the whole forum debateQ. Most marathon schedules are based on past performances but my opinion is that you
practise pacing, hydration and running in crowds. I’d suggest running a half marathon, 10K or 10-miler once a month to monitor your progress. The merits of a 20-mile race are more debatable. It’s probably fine for a marathon-pace run, scheduled four to six
for you, review it every five miles or more often, keep on top of energy levels and enjoy the challenge.On the next page: Move on from negative marathon experiences, control race-day nerves and more.
reviewing. However, there’s a chance that you’re pushing too hard - marathon pace needs to be maintained for 26.2 miles. Could you have maintained your pace this week for 26 miles or close to this?Without a GPS, you need to learn to feel the pace from your
worries can skyrocket. But take comfort that thousands of other marathon runners preparing to race this coming weekend are going through exactly the same thing. And take refuge in your final mission: to ensure that your body is sufficiently fuelled
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