Coach Jenny’s Top-5 Tips for First-Time Marathoners

  • By Linzay Logan
  • Published Feb. 1, 2013
  • Updated Feb. 1, 2013 at 1:49 PM UTC

4. Run Efficiently

“At the Boston Marathon last year there was an unbelievable headwind so the elite runners used other runners to block the wind and run behind the drag of the guy in front of them.  Also, to stay efficient throughout the race it’s important to be mindful of your body. When you go through aid station take a check to see if you are running as efficiently as possible. If you’re running with improper form because you’re tired, you are going to burn through your fuel more quickly. Instead, be mindful and focus on form so you can make it to the end.”

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Linzay Logan

Linzay Logan

Linzay Logan is a contributing editor to Competitor magazine.

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