Preparing for a marathon is not something done in a day. It requires several weeks or months of planning and diligence to complete. After all, it's not every day that most people head out the door to run over 26 miles.
Of course, there's a right way to go about training for a marathon and prepping for the big day. You need to follow a few important guidelines if you want to avoid injury and reach the day of the race ready to do your best. Here are several dos and don'ts to follow.
For some people, a 5K is a pretty long run. Others participate in marathons, while truly devoted runners join races that span the course of multiple days and hundreds of miles.
Whatever you're interested in when it comes to long-distance running, you could be pushed to both your physical and mental limits. In other words, you may find it difficult to maintain your motivation when your mind is numb and your body is screaming at you to stop and take a break.