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Mankato Marathon Nutrition

Training for any sporting event takes dedication and focus. You must prepare your body for exertion and intense physical activity. Part of your training undoubtedly involves lifting and running. But to achieve the best results, it’s important to remember proper nutrition too.

Mankato Marathon Designing Your Taper

An important piece of training that many new runners forget to calculate into their program is the taper. Taper is the reduction in training load before a competition in order to optimize performance on race day. In other words, the period of rest before race day to reduce the effects of muscle fatigue brought on by months of rigorous training.

Mankato Marathon Injury Prevention

Whether you’re a rookie runner or a seasoned veteran, injuries can occur at any time. Although there is no guaranteed way to prevent all aches and pains, there are certain steps you can take to provide your body with its best defense against pre-finish line peril.

Mankato Marathon Cross Training

When training for a running race, doing it the right way is essential for reducing injury, increasing running efficiency and improving your endurance. One of the best things you can do to prepare for race day is to cross-train. Cross-training is an exercise regimen that uses a variety of exercises to enhance overall performance.

Here are a few techniques that, when implemented into a cross-training routine, will help you prepare for your race:

Mankato Marathon Mentally Training for a Marathon Part II

In part one of this training blog, I discussed the importance of the mind when training for and participating in a marathon. The main point being that no matter how strong or physically gifted an athlete might be, it’s important to have a positive frame of mind and be mentally prepared to enhance and be successful at their running event.

The following are specific mental strategies that runners can implement to aid in an enjoyable and quality run:

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