Tips to Kick Asphalt: Marathon Tips

Tips that will surely help you reach your personal goal at the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon or any race you run.

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Follow these running tips from "Runner's World" and you'll be one step closer to meeting your personal goal at the 2016 Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon or any other distance race.
Comfort is most important. Choose sneakers that have good support and are lightweight. Comfortable socks are also important. Socks and sneakers should be tested in a pace run to prevent blisters and sore feet over 26.2 miles.
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For comfort choose clothing made with coolmax or nylon instead of cotton.
Chill out and avoid stress in the days leading up to the race.
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In the days leading up to the race get the body used to the routine and run at the same time of day as the start of the race.
Mimic the course and go on runs that share the same path as the race.
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Carbo-load -- don't fat-load. Eat carb-rich foods such as pasta, potatoes, bread, fruit, fruit juice, low-fat milk and yogurt as well as other low-fat treats and sports drinks.
nNutritionist Nancy Clark, RD breaks down how you should think about food before the race: "Carb-loading is just part of the fueling plan! What you eat on marathon day is critically important and helps to spare your limited muscle glycogen stores. By fueling yourself wisely both before and during the event, you can enjoy miles of smiles."
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Practice drinking sports drinks at the speed you may be drinking during the race. Sports drinks have fluid, carbs and electrolytes to keep the energy flowing and the legs kicking strong.
Stay fueled and eat a healthy carb-rich breakfast two to three hours before the race.
Running the first part of the race 10 to 15 seconds per mile slower than a goal pace will preserve glycogen for later to help runners finish the race out strong.
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Stretch gently fifteen minutes before the start of the race. Focus on your calves, hamstrings, glutes and lower back. Also, be sure to stretch after you finish.
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Follow these tips and maybe you will run like American legend Meb Keflezighi.
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