Going Long on Your Runs? How to Stay Healthy While Logging Big Miles
If you’re new to the high mileage game, i.e training for your first marathon or ultra, it’s amazing how important lifestyle factors become. You can fake it through a 10K or even a half marathon, but when your mileage goes up, things like your immunity and your overall feelings of fatigue and ability to recover enough between runs really starts to take a huge dive. So, I talked to some experts while I was going through this exact situation over the summer prepping for my first ultra, and I am so glad I did. Some is obvious—like getting enough sleep—but sometimes (for me, at least) it takes an expert telling me this before I actually listen. And some stuff that was suggested surprised me! Head over to MapMyRun to read the whole set of tips and tricks to survive an increase in mileage.
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