Four Boston Marathon Tips From Dick Beardsley

Among Dick Beardsley's tips for running the Boston Marathon are to have a hydration and nutrition plan that will get you through the race. Photo: www.shutterstock.com

3. Focus on your effort

“A very key part of Boston is when you get to the uphills, run the same effort you would if you were on the flats,” says Beardsley. “Remember though, effort and pace are two entirely different things. If you go by effort up the hills you will save yourself a bit so you can have your legs left for those last 5 miles or so.”

When running uphill: retain the same effort, shorten your stride, and run hard all the way through; don’t ease-up short and lose all that momentum.

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