10 Strategic Running Tips for Every Marathoner
One of the most famous running events in the world – the New York City Marathon, which had a massive 51,388 runners in 2016 – is coming soon. No doubt that many amateur runners, especially those participating in it for a first time, are thinking about how they will cross the finish line.[slideshow:102740]
People are all built differently and they respond to stressors to the body such as running in various ways, but there are a few general guidelines that will benefit every kind of marathon runner.
There are several key factors people should know about the day of the marathon about pre-race routine and expectations. What may appear to be minor can end up making or breaking the entire race for you.
The following are tips from Dr. Karena Wu, a physical therapist and the owner of ActiveCare Physical Therapy in NYC and Mumba. Her guidelines will help first-time runners, longtime marathoners, and anyone in between, to prevent running injuries and gear the body for the marathon, not just the race.