Fitzgerald – Jason

A Fast Marathon Needs More than Fitness – Jason Fitzgerald (April 21, 2014)

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 in 2014, Fitzgerald - Jason, M 18 - 34, Maryland

A Fast Marathon Needs More than Fitness – Jason Fitzgerald (April 21, 2014)

How do you run a fast marathon? It’s one of the most interesting questions I can think of as a runner, training geek, and coach. It’s also incredibly complex. With a race as long as the marathon, there are more opportunities for something to go wrong. Quite often, your finish time is more strongly influenced by outside factors than your fitness level. Frustrating, isn’t it? You could be in the best shape of your life, but temperature, stress levels, sun exposure, pace execution, course conditions, or fueling could completely derail your race. On April 21, 2014, I ran the 118th Boston...

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