Keep in mind it is difficult to train for a marathon without overtraining.  More so if you are a beginner.  Intermediate to elite runners are much more efficient mechanically and less like to incur an inury due to biomechanical issues.  There are exceptions to that statement.  But the average Joe runner (plumber) doesn’t really run a marathon.  They try and survive it.  They shuffle along with no true hip flexion or extension.  Their feet barely come off the ground.  And I know because I am one of them.  The longer you are out there the harder it is on your body.  With that said; just run fast and you will have less problems. (sarcasm)  Check back all week and weekend for more marathon tips including fueling your body before, during and after the race. 

London Marathon participant.  Crazy Brits.


Here I am in 2002.  I am glad I am not running distance any more.  I may try the marathon again at some point, but for now I am happy to be a spectator.  Being that I weight over 185 pounds can take it’s toll when trying to run one of these events.

As you can see I am barely lifting my feet off the ground.  I am one of those shufflers.  Or lumberers in my case.  This is mile 21 and I am wondering why I decided to do this for a third time.  Actually I started wondering that a few months prior to this moment.

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