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Marathon Tips for Before During and After Race Day


Use these marathon tips to rock race day! With advice from running greats to first timers, this marathon race day guide will take you right to the finish line. Link up with Running Coaches Corner for more posts!

You all know that I love me a marathon. I love marathon training the most, but there really isn’t anything like marathon race day. The excitement, the nerves, the chafing, the refueling, the fight, the triumph. I just love it all. As a marathon lover and marathon coach, I have written quite a bit about running marathons, and so for this Running Coaches Corner, I am rounding up some of my favorite posts and favorite tidbits of advice from posts past!

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Marathon Tips for Before During and After Race Day

Running a marathon? Get marathon guides for 4 of the most popular marathons as well as advice for before, during, and after your marathon.

Marathon Guides, Race Reports, Race Recaps

Twin Cities Marathon

My second marathon, and probably my favorite marathon as a race. A tough course, but OH so worth it!

Chicago Marathon

My last marathon, and even though it was the one that resulted in my broken back, an incredible race that I wouldn’t trade!

Marine Corps Marathon

My first marathon, and one that I will never forget, for so many reasons. Just spellbinding and awesome.

Phoenix Marathon

My third marathon, and my first BQ! Not the most scenic course, but an excellent course to race hard.

Prepping for Race Day

Letter to First Time Marathoner or Half Marathoner

Running your first marathon? Or just need a confidence boost? Read this the night before.

Running and Marathon Tips for Running Legend Joan Benoit Samuelson

When the first woman to win the Olympic Marathon speaks, you listen!

Successful Goal Setting

Go beyond the typical A Goal, B Goal, etc



Taper Strategy Guide

If you remember nothing else: Trust your training and body glide everywhere that has a seam.

During the Race

Motivational Quotes for Hard Runs

Think about these when your legs are BURNING

Objective Pacing Strategy

Do you use a pace team? Your GPS?

Subjective Pacing Strategies

Or do you run by feel?

Runner Hydration and Nutrition Mistakes

What NOT to do during your race!

After the Race

So You Ran Your Goal Race, Now What?

What do you do after your run your big race?

Good Sportsmanship after a Disappointing Race

I really hope that no one needs this!

How to Discuss a Disappointing Race

Show this to your friends if things don’t go your way.

Thoughts on Running A BQ from a BQ Runner

In an age of runner obsessed with running a BQ, what does it really mean?

Before, during, after my #marathon--Coach Suz has me covered with these tips! #runchat #running Click To Tweet

There is so much more that I could say and go on and on about, but I think that these will suffice for now!

Do you have any questions for me about any of these races, posts, or about full or half marathons in general?

I am linking up with myself, Rachel, Lora, and Debbie for Running Coaches CornerPatty, Erika, and Marcia for Tuesdays on the Run, Nicole, Annmarie, Michelle, and Jen for Wild Workout Wednesday, and Ilka and Angela for Food and Fitness Sunday.

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