A friend is running his first marathon in less than two weeks. He asked me for my advice. I’ve run two marathons (42 k) and five 30k races.
Below is what I said.
John Stanton (founder of the Running Room) says,
“The first third is easy, the second third is like a long training run and the
last third is why you get a medal.”
My addtional words were:
Don’t worry about your time – just keep moving.
See a strong image of you crossing the finish line in your mind.
If you trained well, your body is ready. The real test will be what goes on
in your mind.
If you are running a marathon soon I hope that these words help you.