Ten Things Zen Habits Learned From His Second Marathon

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Zen Habits Second MarathonIf you have ever considered running a marathon, here is some advice from someone who has done two:

Here is a quick synopsis of his tips:

  • Running experience matters a lot.
  • Pacing is huge.
  • Extra weight also matters a lot.
  • Be relaxed and have fun.
  • Test out your gear beforehand, on a long run.
  • Keep your upper body relaxed.
  • Plan your day before well.
  • Having people to talk to is great.
  • Have a reason to keep going at the end.
  • The long run is your marathon training

Number three: “Extra weight also matters a lot” is probably the most important. When I ran my first 5K, I weighed 198. When I ran my second 5K, I weighed 175. I shaved five minutes off my time from the first race to the second and I think it is mostly due to the fact that I had twenty-three less pounds to drag across the finish line.


One Response to “Ten Things Zen Habits Learned From His Second Marathon”

  1. Elaine Says:

    My bike rides have definitely gotten easier over the last year, even though my speed hasn’t gone up a whole lot.

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