August means our fall marathoners are in the throes of training. Twenty milers, big mileage weeks and hopes for big PRs are in abundance. But with a kick-ass marathon on the line, many of you are experiencing anxiety.
How do you train to avoid “the wall?”
What do you eat before the race to make it to the finish without race-ruining G.I. distress?
What should you take in during the race?
Should your gels contain caffeine or no caffeine? Should you abstain (*gasp*) from coffee the week before the race?
Have you worried about how to properly taper yet? No? Don’t worry you will!
Are you mentally tough enough to race 26.2?
Today we will answer these questions and more! We will reveal all our secrets for successful marathoning. This is THE post you will want to consult frequently between now and race day. Never before have you had so many answers to your burning marathon questions and secrets to success as you do now!
Well you have, just not all in one place. I apologize for the infomercial-like intro, there!
Anyway, as you might have wondered, yes, that is WAY too much information for one post. That’s why I’ve consolidated all our best marathon posts in this one handy portal.
First, I’ve consolidated our three excellent “Fight the Bonk” posts in one handy mother-post. Today, read them all, but focus on Part I, which is all about what you can do in training to avoid bonking or hitting that pesky wall. In a few weeks, come back and reread Pepper’s Part II post to plan your race day fueling strategy. And then study Mint’s Part III post which gives great tips for eating in the week before and day of the race.
But wait! That’s not all! As an added bonus, I’ve linked to a few more of our great marathon prep posts to help you nail that fall ‘thon!