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5 Tips for Marathon Pacing


More than 90 percent of marathoners run the second 50 percent of the marathon significantly slower than the first. This is not ideal. You’ll receive your best marathon results if you rate yourself so that you run the second 50 % at the same pace as the first. Listed below are five tips to help you schedule yourself better in your next Marathon Training.

Run More Than One Marathon

New research demonstrates pacing in working races is managed generally by the subconscious brain. Throughout each contest, the human brain calculates the fastest pace you can sustain without endangering your daily life and uses feelings of fatigue and reduced electrical output to parts of your muscles to ensure that you run no faster. The greater experience you have as a runner, the greater reliable these calculations become.

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Everyone agrees that nothing at all can make you for the fatigue you experience in the ultimate kilometers of your first marathon. But once you’ve got this experience, you are better able to pace yourself effectively in future marathons. The majority of this learning happens on a subconscious level.  Your brain-body makes its way through your next marathon with an improved sense of how you should feel at any given point in the race.

So treat your first marathon as sort of experiment. Rate yourself cautiously however, not fearfully and find out what happens, understanding that, no matter what happens, you will speed yourself better within the next Marathon Training for having done the first.

Set Appropriate Time Goals

As the marathon distance is so extreme, few joggers have the ability to effectively pace their way via a marathon totally by feel, as they do in shorter races. You have to hold a great deal back when running a marathon that the first kilometers feel very easy–so easy you could run five or ten seconds per mile faster or slower and it would not feel noticeably harder or easier. But a rate difference of just five or 10 seconds per mile in the first half of a marathon will make the difference between hangings on and slipping apart in the second half. So choosing a proper time goal, which gives you an appropriate target pace, is vital.

Marathon Training performances are the best source of information to use in preparing future marathon time goals. Oftentimes, the smartest goal is … Read the rest

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