Rock ‘n’ Roll Race Week Training Tips For Marathon and Half-Marathon

Having confidence in your preparation will put you on the path to achieving your goal on on race day. Photo:

The following is an excerpt from The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013). 

The hard work of training is nearly done, and it’s time to reward yourself by running the race you’ve prepared for over these past weeks and months. Even though you’ve fine-tuned your fitness with months of consistent mileage, regular long runs, and week after week of challenging workouts, you may feel nervous in the final days leading up to your race, especially if it’s your first marathon or half-marathon. In the following pages you’ll learn how to develop a race plan, rehearse a race-day routine, execute a sound pacing strategy, and nail your nutrition so that you can step up to the starting line with confidence on race day.

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