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Mankato Marathon Kids on the Run

With an increasing number of kids involved in running, many parents wonder when the right time is to encourage their children in events like the Mankato Marathon.

Mankato Marathon Picking the Right Race for You

Running Q&A: Choosing the right distance, increasing miles and more

The coolest thing about the Mankato Marathon is that it helps build community spirit and is a great way to encourage people to take a positive step in their fitness journey.

Personally, nothing gets me more motivated than signing up for a race, putting it on the calendar and working toward that goal. It’s not important what the specific goal or distance is—it could be to win, to place or just to finish. Every runner and every goal is different.

Mankato Marathon Staying on Track with your Training

It seemed like a good idea when I signed up: Staying on track with your training

Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a first-time runner, training for an upcoming race can be difficult both physically and mentally. In fact, it’s pretty common to have the excitement wear off and for you to have to remind yourself why you ever wanted to complete this race in the first place. The good news is there are plenty of ways to stay motivated and to get to the finish line. Here are a few tips to help you stay on track with your training:

Mankato Marathon Keep Cool Reminders during a Heat Wave Workout

Working out during a heat wave? Here are some keep-cool reminders!

The warm weather is a perfect motivator to get outside, go for a walk and generally get off the couch and move around. For many people, exercising outdoors certainly feels better than being stuck inside because of the bitter cold. But when our summer goes from warm to hot, exercising could be risky—unless you’re prepared.

Mankato Marathon Tips to Keep You Hydrated

Fluid needs vary by individuals. The Institute of Medicine determined that adequate intake for men is roughly 13 cups and for women is nine cups per day. For athletes, the thirst mechanism can be an unreliable signal to drink. Your observed thirst may be reduced because you’re focusing so much on the activity in which you’re participating.

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