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Less than 30% of marathon runners in reality meet their own expected time goal. Beginner marathoners usually find it difficult, even just finishing the race. So why does this concern happen after your entire training program? The following paragraphs will provide the beginner runner with several beginners training for a marathon tips to help them complete the competition comfortably.

Set a realistic target This is basically the most familiar reason of running into troubles through the competition - although some runner will never admit this. The main point here is once you start out to quickly for your personal abilities and training level, then you'll definitely run out of stamina before the finish line. This is certainly the reason why many runners 'hit the wall'.

Maintain Your Speed I practically never run a race at the same speed mile after mile from the start line to the finish line. The technique I like to recommend, mainly for beginners, is always to begin at a slower speed for the first 6 miles. This allows you to have time for you to warm-up and after this you can settle into your marathon speed. Do not force your speed on the hills. The end goal is energy efficiency! At mile 20 you will definitely enjoy it.

Weather Adjustment In a newly released survey, more than 25% of marathon runners believed the weather conditions seriously affected their finish times. A wise marathoner usually takes this situation into consideration. When you're headed into the blowing wind you need to decrease your speed, simply because you will waste extra energy early on if you try to keep your pace. High temperature is a second issue that may affect your overall performance. Again make sure you start with a slower pace for six miles until your physique adapts. Please take a drink at each water stop no matter if you are thirsty or not. You will feel a lot better within the later stages when you successfully pass other runners who weren't so wise.

The Last 6 Miles The majority of marathon training programs focus on a maximum long run of approximately 20 miles. As a result, beginner marathoners can never have ran the complete distance of 26.2 miles. The last 6 miles can be very tough. For this reason, you need to save some energy to help you get through. By that time the muscles can also be hurting and your stamina level will be very low. If you're able to avoid walking at this stage, and simply run slower for quite a while, you will find you could recharge and keep on at your regular pace.

Prepare your mental 26.2 miles is really a long distance and when you find yourself at mile 6 it seems like the marathon will go on forever. If you decide to concentrate on the 10 mile mark, you will not feel so frustrated. Imagining yourself touching the finish line can be another technique that professional marathon athletes use to motivate their self to finish the race.  

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