5 Common Marathon Training Mistakes

  • By Jeff Gaudette
  • Published Aug. 5, 2013
  • Updated Oct. 1, 2013 at 6:45 AM UTC
Having a plan for aid stations during your marathon is crucial going into the race. Photo:

Is there a fall marathon on your racing schedule? Here are some things to remember as you put in the final few months of training.

The summer season is in full swing and for most runners, this doesn’t conjure up thoughts of the beach and barbeques, but rather the realization that marathon training has kicked into high gear. With just 12 to 16 weeks left before most of the major fall marathons, it’s time to buckle down and get serious about training.

Since training time is precious, you need to make the most out of every run on your schedule. Here are some of the most common training mistakes marathoners commit and how you can avoid them.

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Jeff Gaudette

Jeff Gaudette

Jeff has been running for 13 years, at all levels of the sport. He was a two time Division-I All-American in Cross Country while at Brown University and competed professionally for 4 years after college for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Jeff's writing has been featured in Running Times magazine, Endurance Magazine, as well as numerous local magazine fitness columns.

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