2. Get Out Of A One-Gear Rut
If you are addicted to longer road races such as the half marathon and marathon and locking into a steady pace, listen up. Racing shorter distances and incorporating a bit of speed work will do wonders for your marathon preparation. If you’re hoping to improve your personal best, it’s not advisable train for the marathon all year-round for several consecutive years. A brief track-racing season will help you improve your speed and efficiency by forcing you out of your aerobic comfort zone.