How Should I Best Prepare in the Month Before the Marathon?
How Should I Best Prepare in the Month Before the Marathon?My marathon is a month away and I am worried about both my speed and distance training. How should I best prepare for the marathon?Answer: The month before the marathon, you need to concentrate on two things — getting in your long training days of 18 to 22 miles, and final shakedown of your gear, shoes, clothing, and snacks. The Longest Days In the final month before the marathon, aim to do three walks of 18 to 22 miles. From my experience, the most important thing is to get in those long days. It is best if you can alternate these to give a recovery weekend in between. You should give 7 days minimum between these long walks for recovery. Effects of Long Training Walks These long days especially prepare your feet for the marathon distance, as well as testing your mental game. You may discover blistering, chafing, or other irritation at this distance that you don’t at lesser distance. You may want to schedule a massage for the