- October 22, 2019
Five Tips for Running the NYC Marathon
Congrats on running the NYC Marathon! Whether this is your first marathon or your 50th, here are 5 tips toward that post-race endorphin rush!
Know the route
Confidence is key when pushing through the marathon. Build that confidence and capitalize on your home field advantage by adding practice runs of the route.
While you do this, take the time to master the bridges along the course. After you’ve run 15 miles, the last thing your body will want to do is run up Queensboro Bridge.
Run it so often that it becomes second nature. (I learned that from William Elkins, our athletic director!)
Plan in advance and strategize
Check out the TCSNYCMarathon app and visualize running this race from start to finish. Scope out where the water stations and plan accordingly.
Take some gels, dried fruit, or Gatorade with you on your next long run so your body can learn to metabolize it while you’re running. It also helps to practice chewing and drinking while you’re running if you’re not used to it.
Sleep is everything
The nights leading up to the marathon are incredibly important. Now is the time to prioritize sleep more than ever. It is NOT the time to go to a late-night party (Sorry, Halloween, the thought of hitting the wall is scarier than any frights you may offer).
A marathon is a feat that many people dream of conquering. Have fun while you run it! There will be plenty entertainment; soak the entire experience up. Start and end your race with team NYHRC. Click here to grab your pre race breakfast before you hop on the Staten Island ferry and more.
By Running Coach Nate Huntley