Why You Probably Shouldn't Run a Marathon

If you’ve been running for a while—or, heck, even if you’re a newbie—you’ve probably felt the pressure to run a marathon. You’re not a real runner until you conquer 26.2, right?

Wrong.

While finishing a marathon is a huge accomplishment, it shouldn’t be the goal for all runners. If you’re on the fence about toeing the line, consider a few reasons why a shorter distance may be more appropriate this year.

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Megan Harrington

Megan is a writer and RRCA certified running coach who lives and trains in rural upstate New York. She ran track and cross-country competitively in high school and college and now focuses on the half-marathon and marathon distance. When she's not running, Megan enjoys coaching fellow runners (www.runnerskitchen.com), snow-shoeing, hiking, and digging around in her garden.
Megan is a writer and RRCA certified running coach who lives and trains in rural upstate New York. She ran track and cross-country competitively in high school and college and now focuses on the half-marathon and marathon distance. When she's not running, Megan enjoys coaching fellow runners (www.runnerskitchen.com), snow-shoeing, hiking, and digging around in her garden.

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