Coach Culpepper: Tips For Racing Boston

Qualifying for Boston is far from a guarantee. Make the most of your experience! Photo: PhotoRun.net

Avoid The Hype

Unlike almost any other marathon, there is a certain amount of hype and subsequent hobnobbing that precedes this race. Every time I’ve been to Boston, I hear various conversations taking place in the lobby of the host hotels, where runners are chatting about where they qualified, their age group results, their latest training advice or their new gear.

Again, not to take away from the enjoyment of the experience, keep in mind that you only have a finite amount of mental and emotional reserves. Try to keep all that energy and focus stored up for the race itself, as opposed to expending it on talking about the race.

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