How I Prepare For Marathons

Last week I achieved Purple status. Which in Nike+ land, means I logged over 2,500km (1,553mi) since joining NikeRunning.com.

This year I’m training for two marathons: the Illinois Marathon on April 30th and the Chicago Marathon on October 9th. Ramping up my mileage and hitting this Nike+ milestone made me think about all the concerns and questions I had when I ran my first marathon in 2009. I had no idea how to prepare, what to eat, what to buy or how to do it. So today I thought I’d post a blog mapping out the 5 things what worked for me. If you’ve never run a marathon before, hopefully this will help.

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