The Marathon That Tried to Kill Me: Everyone Should Run the New York City Marathon at Least Once

Blackford, Darris
September 2005
Marathon & Beyond;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p77
The article discusses the importance of keeping a track of one's running statistics in marathon running. Some runners keep such careful track of their daily runs that their statistical compilations are more impressive than their race results. Recording daily runs and charting weekly and yearly progress are not only worthwhile activities but also fun. Moreover, doing so can reduce and even prevent injuries. Runners who unknowingly double their mileage, say from 20 to 40 miles per week, are likely to get hurt. By recording each and every run and then comparing the results at the end of the week with the previous week's daily training, runners become keenly aware of their level of fitness and are much less likely to inadvertently overtrain.


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