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4 Marathoning Mistakes to Avoid

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Marathoning is not an easy task if you have had the opportunity to compete in one.



How many times have we put in what we think is the perfect amount of mileage and are nailing workouts we dream about only to get 17 or 18 miles in a marathon fighting to finish?



Marathoning takes a special breed of person.



I don't think there is a genetic gene that you have to possess to run a marathon.



I think more people would surprise themselves with the capability we all possess but it takes an awful lot of work and belief in what we are doing.



Preparing for a marathon is more then just running high mileage.



I used to think prior to breaking the 2008 USA Olympic Trials "B" standard of 2.22.00, a time that I thought would be damn near impossible goal to attain, but not one-hundred percent unachievable, running 130-50 miles a week was the only way.



I was very wrong in that department.



I ran my current personal best time of 2.19.35 running between 90-100 miles a week and the many times I attempted to run over 130 miles a week with an all-time high of 142 miles, I ran like shit.



That isn't to say that running that high of mileage doesn't produce results. Gerry Lindgren, one of the United States all-time fastest runners, ran as much as 350 miles a week at times.



It is relative to the individual and some runners can produce the same results on 50 miles a week as other runners do at 140 miles a week. Lindgren was only a handful of individuals I can think of crazy enough to run that type of mileage.



1. Don't get caught up in numbers with your mileage



If you need to test the waters and see what higher mileage does for you, by all means, do so.



It always takes trial and error to find that sweet spot but don't ever think you have to run high mileage to attain your marathoning goals.



with Lisa Rainsberger at the 2007 Chicago Marathon the day before I would run 2.51.51 and failed at running 2.22.00..3 months later I ran 2.19.35...value failure and don't give up when you don't get it the first time.



with Lisa Rainsberger at the 2007 Chicago Marathon the day before I would run 2.51.51 and failed at running 2.22.00..3 months later I ran 2.19.35value failure and don't give up when you don't get it the first time.



Lisa Raisnberger, one of my close friends and mentors, reminded me many times while I was training in Colorado Springs that it isn't about the quantity but the quality of the miles you are running.



When a Boston Marathon champion gives advice, I tend to listen.



What is the point in running 100 miles a week if 90% of those miles are run at 2 minutes per mile slower then your goal 5K to marathon race pace?



You may gain massive strength running that type of mileage for the 5K to 10K distances but when it comes to racing, we are talking about energy utilization and you have to educate yourself on what is the reasons, the how's and why's so to speak, of your weekly training regimen.



How can we run as efficiently and economically as possible without slowing or slowing at a more subtle rate then our competitors?



Running too many miles slow will not get you any closer to your goal so we have to look past running high mileage for mileage sake.



Again, it goes back to what your goals for marathoning are.



If your goal is to finish then how many miles a week you spend at 70% or higher anaerobic effort really doesn't matter as much, perhaps just building endurance and progressing the amount of miles run should be the focus.



If it is to hit a specific pace like running under 9.09 per mile for the marathon (sub 4 hours) then we have to decide how much of our time is spent at efforts below that pace and at that pace as well as our recovery in between.



Some of the world's top runners including Yuki Kawauchi of Japan are running between 90-100 miles a week.



Kawauchi is easily my favorite marathoner because he chooses to work full-time despite being a 2.08.14 marathoner.



2. You must never forget to ingest sufficient calories in the marathon



You are always going to feel good the first 10 miles in a marathon but why wait until you get to mile ten to ingest any calories?



One of the best pieces of advice I can give is to take a gel or two with you and stuff them in your shorts.



Take a gel at mile 7, 14 and 21.



This isn't etched in stone of course but aim to ingest a 100-150 calories every 35 to 45 minutes during the marathon.



What runners sometimes forget is that you can take a gel and get in 100-150 calories immediately to your working muscles and as important as that is, sometimes we can disregard it's importance and get too caught up in the race.



Think of how much fluid you would have to take down to get the equivalent amount? Think of your regular sized gatorade bottle, that is a lot of fluid but with a gel and a few sips of water to ingest with it, you are golden.



Fueling is crucial and cannot be neglected. It doesn't matter that you ran 120 miles a week for 15 weeks straight or ran great workouts. This is a very important marathoning mistake to avoid at all costs.



If you don't take fueling during the race seriously all of your hard work and months of preparation will not bring the result you seek.



Ensure you are drinking and not sipping water during the race as well.



A few sips of water adding up to about 2 ounces ingested by mile 15 is going to do a number on you physiologically so make the commitment to drink more during the race, preferably between 6-8 ounces every 4 to 5 miles.



3. Stock up on sufficient carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables during the week of the marathon, not just the night before



Don't cram to get in enough the night before the race.



Always remember, it isn't what you eat the night before but the week of the marathon that will set you up for success.



Marathoning isn't just about running mileage and doing the workouts, but all the other little things that add up to make the winning combination for success.



It is a number of different things from how much sleep we get, what we eat, how much are we stressing over things that don't matter that we give power to.



The list goes on and on but how well you and I balance these areas will determine how successful we will be at our marathoning goals.



4. Don't underestimate yourself and don't put too much emphasis on naysayers



Believe me others will do that for you and think highly of themselves for doing so.



I have found that there is a drastic difference in people who think they have us figured out then the people they talk about who are failing over and over and not losing enthusiasm along the way.



People like to gossip.



It is a sad, assinine fact of life but always remember this.



Viewpoints of people who may either belittle you for what you are doing spending so much time on running, trying to attain what they feel is an impossible goal or try to make you feel bad, have no power over you.



We give others power and the focus we give other's comments can easily be changed and re-directed on more positive areas of our lives.



The problem with lies is that when they are told over and over again, are repetitive in nature, people begin to see them as truth.



It is like bullshit stories the media tell.



Anyone who has watched the news as of late will start to realize that television 'programming' is about the biggest propaganda ponzi scheme known to mankind.



It takes an educated mind to not let others viewpoint of them dictate what they can do in sport and life in general.



I have known far too many runners over the years who second guess themselves based on what others may have told them they were capable of or simply by not having a sense of patience.



If you don't believe in delayed gratification perhaps marathoning is not for you.



Individuals who understand delayed gratification many times are what others consider outliers, they seem to not quit regardless of the outcome.



They have too much joy and love for what they are doing to do anything else and they keep working until the objective is met.



It all depends on what your goals with marathoning are.



If you want to lose weight then talking about race pace training strategies isn't so much the focus, nor should it be with an athlete who simply wants to run and finish a marathon, but you still had better have the patience and mental fortitude to be willing to try.



There are people in this world who will not even try long enough to see what they are truly capable of.



No one guarantees you or I a personal best the next time we run a marathon or road race.



There is no magic formula that guarantees that. It may take you (or I) 2 months, 2 years or 10 years to attain a new best.



How much are you willing to withstand? How patient are you? How important is it you?



When I get questions from athletes about how to run faster I tend to want to first get an idea of where their head is.



People want to be successful but don't always want to endure the long hours, the failures, the time away from doing things they could be doing if they didn't have all of their focus on that objective.



No one guarantees us a tomorrow so you damn well sure had better be going after your dreams now, not when you feel like it, not when the time is right.



The time is never right.



There is action and no action and most of the time people who get objectives met are in the former category.



It doesn't make them better or more worthy, they just endure a little longer.



I have failed over and over again the past 6 years since I ran my 2.19.35 PR, the closest I have come is a 2.26.42 I ran at the 2011 Monumental Indianapolis Marathon.but I have never given up hope.



I am pushing myself to the limit right now with some of the workouts I am doing, workouts even better then when I ran my PR.



Will it produce a sub 2.18.00 time?



I don't know for sure but I damn sure am going to not live my life with regret that I didn't try. I certainly feel I have the capability to hold under 5.16 mile pace for the distance.



We cannot possibly learn in success as much as we do in failing.



Failing sucks but it also gives great lessons that teach us why the successful have become the way that they are.



What makes them any different?



They see the bigger picture. They don't quit when they don't meet their goal the first time. You may see them years later still sharpening the axe when their friends have long since moved on and gave up.



I have found that those who have the mental fortitude to see a goal through, who are willing to be made fun of when they fail, are not phased by someone trying to belittle them for feeling joyful over a goal they achieved and don't give up have made up their minds to be different.

Nathan Pennington has a personal best of 2.19.35 for the marathon. He brings over 23 years of experience to his website http://www.rundreamachieve.com which is devoted to sharing content to help people live healthier and wealthier.

Nathan Pennington has a personal best of 2.19.35 for the marathon. He brings over 23 years of experience to his website http://www.rundreamachieve.com which is devoted to sharing content to help people live healthier and wealthier.

Nathan Pennington has a personal best of 2.19.35 for the marathon. He brings over 23 years of experience to his website http://www.rundreamachieve.com which is devoted to sharing content to help people live healthier and wealthier.


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