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Half Marathon and Marathon Training Tips

If you're training for a long distance race, like a half marathon or marathon, get tips on how to prepare your mind and body, eat and hydrate properly, and get through your long runs.

Tips to Make Your Long Runs Easier
Follow these tips to make your long runs during marathon training easier and more comfortable, and get you prepared for race day.

Marathon Training: What to Do the Day Before Running a Marathon
The hardest part of your marathon training is over, but what you do during the day before your marathon can make or break your race. Follow these tips to make sure you avoid making mistakes that will cost you valuable time or cause discomfort during the marathon.

Get the Most Out of Your Long Runs
The long run is an important part of training for a marathon. Here are some tips for making sure your long runs help prepare you properly for your marathon.

13 Reasons to Run a Half Marathon
If you're not sure whether you should run a half marathon, here are some excellent reasons to try the 13.1-mile distance.

How to Deal With Discomfort During Long Runs or Races
During your marathon training or the marathon itself, you may have to deal with some pain or discomfort. Here are some tips for getting through it:

What to Do the Day Before Running a Marathon or Half Marathon
What you do during the day before your half or full marathon can have a huge effect -- positive or negative -- on your race. Follow these tips to make sure you avoid making mistakes that will cost you valuable time or cause discomfort during your half or full marathon.

Marathon Packing List
In the days before your marathon, you're most likely going to be nervous and anxious, so you start packing early, especially if the marathon is out of town. Follow this marathon packing list to make sure you don't forget something important, like your running shoes.

How to Taper Before a Marathon
The tapering period is a critical part of your marathon training. During the last couple of weeks of your training, it's important that you taper, or cut back your mileage, to give your body and mind a chance to rest, recover and prepare for your marathon.

Diet and Nutrition for Runners
As a runner, your diet is important not for only maintaining good health, but also to promote peak performance. Get advice on what and when you should be eating.

Marathon Recovery Tips
You did it! Whether you just ran your first or tenth marathon, you made it through 26.2 miles -- and you have the sore and fatigued muscles to prove it. Here's some advice to get you through the next week.

How To Take a Post-Run Ice Bath
For recovery after a long run or a tough workout, nothing beats an ice bath. Soaking in a tub filled with water and ice will help reduce inflammation of tissues and joints, relieve soreness, and speed up your recovery. Here's how to do it.

Basic Gear for Marathon Training and Running
Here are some essential running items that every marathoner-in-training can use.

Mental Tips for Marathon Running
Running a marathon tests your mental strength as much as it does your physical fitness. Here are tips on how to win the battles throughout the race.

Common Racing Mistakes to Avoid
Most runners have made many mistakes when running races. Here's how to avoid common racing mistakes.

What should I eat before a marathon?
What you eat before a marathon can make or break your race. Find out what to eat the day before and morning of your marathon.

Share Your Half Marathon Training and Running Tips
Have you run a half marathon? Share your advice for half marathon training and running with other runners.

You Know You're Marathon Tapering When...
Getting ready to run a marathon soon? See how many of these pre-marathon tapering behaviors you can identify with.

13 Mistakes Half Marathoners Should Avoid
Planning to run a half marathon? Here are some common mistakes to avoid while you're training and racing.

Are You Ready to Train for and Run a Marathon?
How do you know if you're ready to start training for a marathon? Here are some questions to ask yourself before committing to train to run a 26.2-mile race.

13 Things to Know Before Running a Half Marathon
Thinking about doing a half marathon? Here are 13 things you should know about training for and running a half marathon.

6 Tapering Mistakes to Avoid
Ready to start tapering? Here are some common tapering mistakes to avoid.

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