The 5 Biggest Marathoning Mistakes

Olympian and running coach Jeff Galloway advises runners to slow down on their long runs. Photo: John Segesta

2. Completing Long Runs Too Fast

Olympian and running coach Jeff Galloway advises runners to slow down on their long runs. Photo: John Segesta

“During the 40 years that I’ve coached marathoners, even a slightly-too-fast long run pace has resulted in injuries, lingering fatigue, mental burnout and slower race times,” noted Olympian Jeff Galloway, a monthly columnist for Runner’s World who has coached over a million runners through his training programs. “When runners get a reality check on their goal and then pace the long runs at least two minutes-per-mile slower than current marathon pace, most of the issues go away.”

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