Your Race-Day Guide for Your First Marathon

There are a lot of things to keep in mind when preparing for your first marathon, and I'm not talking about the months of training you already have planned or in some cases, finished. I'm talking about the race itself; the actual day (and week) in which you are going to run those 26.2 miles. Once you have followed through with your marathon training , how do you make sure all of the other factors are in order?

You have a great deal of control over how positive your race-day experience will be. Here is what I've learned during my five decades of running and coaching more than 250,000 runners.

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