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

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published May. 24, 2013
Having confidence in your preparation will put you on the path to achieving your goal on on race day. Photo: www.photorun.net

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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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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