Your Race-Day Guide for Your First Marathon

There are a lot of things to keep in mind when preparing for your first marathon --and I'm not talking about the months of training you already have planned or in some cases, finished. I'm talking about the race itself--the actual day (and week) in which you are going to run those 26.2 miles. Once you have followed through with your marathon training , how do you make sure all of the other factors are in order?

You have a great deal of control over how positive your race-day experience will be. Here is what I've learned during my five decades years of running and coaching more than 250,000 runners.

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