It's normal to feel nervous and anxious before your marathon. You're about to run 26.2 miles! Who wouldn't be nervous? Follow these tips to successfully manage your anxiety and use that pre-race nervousness to your advantage.
Your nutrition and hydration the morning of your marathon is critical to your performance and comfort. Here's what to eat and drink in the hours right before you head to the finish line.
If your marathon race weather is rainy, being prepared is the key to staying comfortable, especially at the start. For example, some runners will make a rain poncho out of a garbage bag to wear at the start and during the first mile or two before they're warmed up, Here are some more tips for marathon running in the rain.
Ideal marathon weather conditions are low humidity and temperatures in the mid 50s F. So what if it turns out to be much warmer than that? You definitely need to rethink and scale back your race goals. Here are some more tips for staying safe when race conditions are hot and humid.
Running a marathon in very cold weather has its own challenges, such as trying to stay warm at the start. Wearing throwaway clothes (extra clothes that you can discard once you start running) can help you conserve energy while you're waiting. Here are some other tips for running marathons in the cold.
If you do have to stop and go to the bathroom and you've never used a porta-potty before, here are some tips and informaation on what to expect.
Before you head out to the starting line, make sure you arm your marathon spectators with plenty of advice so they can do a good job of supporting you during the race. Share these tips for marathon spectators with them, so they're prepared for a day of cheering and supporting.
Also see: 9 Last Minute Marathon Tips