2010 Marathon Training Tips

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Runners go under Millennium Park's BP Bridge at the start of the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

    The 2009 Chicago Marathon Training tips kick-off the first weekend in June and will continue for 18 weeks.

    Each week, check back for your tip of the week,with the NBC 5 Fitness Team joined by Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski and many other notables throughout the training season!

    Happy running!


    Marathon Training Tip #1: See Your Doctor
    Make sure your doctor gives you the green light to lace up and take on the task of a 26.2 mile run.




    Marathon Training Tip #2: Hook Up With a Charity Partner
    More than $57 million has been raised for charities by runners since the 2002 marathon, and many of those charities offer a network of training and support.

     

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    Marathon Training Tip #3: Invest in Proper Socks, Shoes
    Shoe technology has come a long way over the last few years, and a good fit is just part of the equation.
     

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    Marathon Training Tip #4: Listen to Your Body
    Take note of your body's aches and pains. And if you can't run, apply the RICE Principle.

     

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    Marathon Training Tip #5: Don't Forget to Train Your Mind
    Running a marathon is as much of a mental challenge as it is a physical one.

     

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    Marathon Training Tip #6: Take Note of Aches, Pains
    You'll feel great on some training days. Others won't be as positive. Realize that the training is a journey, and learn to listen to how your body reacts.

     

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    Marathon Training Tip #7: Keep Your Energy Up
    You're going to consume a lot of calories during the race. It's a good idea to train with the gels and drinks that will be available along the course.

     

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    Marathon Training Tip #8: Run a Marathon
    Run a marathon to prepare to run a marathon? Huh? There are plenty of small races and half marathons that can provide training that only the actual experience can provide.

     

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    Marathon Training Tip #9: Technology Can Assist in Training
    It's not just about heart rate monitors. Technology advances in clothing and gadgets can help you train at your best.

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    Marathon Training Tip #10: Pay Attention to Nutrition
    When you're training, it's incredibly important to provide your body with high-nutrition, healthy calories.

     

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    Marathon Training Tip #11: It's Not Just About Running
    Minor aches and pains might force you to take a day or two off, but crosstraining can still help you reach your marathon goals.

     

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    Marathon Training Tip #12: Take a Personal Inventory
    Just a little over a month away from race day is a great time to invest in a new pair of shoes and make sure any aches and pains are only temporary.

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    Marathon Training Tip #13: Know The Course
    Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski offers a preview of the course, including the neighborhoods through which it will weave and the support runners will find along the way.

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    Marathon Training Tip #14: Protect Your Skin
    The marathon is 26.2 miles in October. That means you've likely been training under the sun all summer. Paula Faris talks with Dermatologist Dr. Brooke Jackson about training outdoors and the effects the elements have on your body with emphasis on your skin.

     

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    Marathon Training Tip #15: Pace Yourself
    Consistency is key if you want to make it the entire 26.2 miles of the race. If you start out too fast, you'll burn through your energy too quickly.

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    Marathon Training Tip #16: Do a Dress Rehearsal
    Mike Adamle talks with Coach Jenny Hadfield, Co-Author - Marathon for Mortals, Running for Mortals. She is also a Columnist for Runners World.com, Women's Running Magazine, and BeeWellforLife.com. Coach Hadfield discusses the 20 mile training run and why its is so important to use this as a rehearsal for the big race.

     

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    Marathon Training Tip #17: Count on Spectator Support
    With 45,000 runners and 1.5 million spectators expected, it's easy to get lost in the crowd. But family, friends and supporters will be able to track their favorite runners during the big race.

     

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    Marathon Training Tip #18: Be Selfish & Reclusive
    Exec. Race Director Carey Pinkowski offers tips on what your final days should look like leading up to the big day.