22 Essential Pieces of Marathon Training Advice

The marathon is a difficult distance to master, no matter if you're a bucket-list runner whose only goal is to cross the finish line, or if you're a competitive runner on the hunt for a personal best. Everything—from an ache in your calf to a hotspot on your foot to that cup of water you missed at the last fluid station—is heightened when you cover 26.2 miles on foot, but that's part of the lure of the marathon. If it were easy, the accomplishment wouldn't be as coveted.

These 22 pieces of expert marathon advice will help you get through training, racing and recovery with aplomb.

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