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A change of pace in terms of your running pace will give you strength psychologically.
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Actually neither extreme of weather is a positive for the easiest most beneficial training.
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Age 50 is a lot tougher than 40s.
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Aging is one for all to observe and we will all be challenged by that force.
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Aiming for the marathon is a task of sorts which can include terrific highs and lows.
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Always take the long term view and train and race smart, with a bit of caution.
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Anybody can be a runner... We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport.
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Being a runner means you are now "free" to win and lose and live life to its fullest.
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But running is a year-round sport and you train for all conditions, so you sort of have to be mentally prepared, physically sort of used to it.
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Don't worry, every one slows over time and I recall running slower at 43 than at 40.
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Every race is totally different.
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Experiment with changing your pace in those runs, especially long runs when you feel strong.
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Explore changing your speed one day per week.
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Having your goal to focus on is key, but don't let it become more important than your excellence next year and the year after.
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Hills are terrific for running.
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I also feel it usually takes 4 or 5 races to hit your best marathon for your body to be accustomed to the training AND the race itself.
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I always have loved running, since I was 15, so there is no difference for me that way.
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I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results.
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I am a convenience King. That is, I'll do a workout if its in reach.
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I believe 100 per cent in continued running after 40, and racing too, if one so desires.
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I believe in gradual experimentation with running shoes.
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I believe in keeping running simple and, in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks, unnecessary cushioning, etc.
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I believe in light shoes for every runner.
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I believe you'll develop speed via strength work which includes hill running, either repeats, or running hilly courses as the Kenyans do on a steady basis.
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I do believe eating "smart" will lead to superior efforts over the long haul.
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I like rain, actually.
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I often lose motivation, but its something I accept as normal.
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I ran my fastest marathon in the rain.
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I seem to notice every five years or so I get a notch slower.
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I think today the difference in the marathon today is people train more for the final 10K, the final miles of the marathon.
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I want to run until I can't run.
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If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk.
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In my opinion, there's too much emphasis on just the long run in preparing for the marathon.
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It's a different thing whether to keep going to races, but I've always loved racing.
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It's the only reason that I wouldn't run, if I absolutely couldn't run.
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Lastly, races bring a lot of energy into your focus on running, and are (usually) a good time.
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Let your running lead you to your diet.
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My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.
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My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included, use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled.
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My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.
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Of course, today everything is records and times, but I believe the greatest marks are setting not only world and other records, but achieving success in different weather condition and competing in major championships; in other words facing the competition fairly in all venues.
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One key to success is not to make your diet too complicated.
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One wakes up one year and realizes you did not produce as good a set of races as the year before.
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Personally, I always felt times aren't so excellent as are performances.
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Running in the correct shoe is key.
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So, I would recommend one longer run daily, with your longest run when you can get the time.
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Sometimes such an injury may be due to increased running, fatigue, sickness, etc and have nothing at all to do with your shoe.
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Stretching for 10 minutes or so after your runs make next days effort feel easier too.
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That's fine; we runners are, after all, up for a challenge.
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That's why its a good idea to ease into your early miles, rather than push the pace from the minute you step out the door.
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The marathon can humble you.
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The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport.
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There's a huge advantage with more altitude.
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This sport is the sport to see what you are made of, so use those expert's advice, but be free to be your own champion runner, picking and choosing advice you enjoy and that works best for you.
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To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year - but for a lifetime.
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Wear and tear of the physical kind is not as key as the mental focus required.
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Whereas when I was aiming for the marathon, I was aiming to nail the competition as much as I could in the early or middle stages.
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With with these points in mind go forth, enjoy Mother Nature, and celebrate your return to what you're supposed to do, live as an athlete.
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You aim to win the same races you won before, but your time is done; there is someone who is hungry, really hungry.
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You always want it dry, low humidity if possible.
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You are racing your competitors, not the clock.
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You cannot always run at your best.
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Your training partners are key to your success, and friendships based on your runs together are strong.
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