So, you're running the Chicago Marathon for the first time this year? I have some advice for you. Especially if you're one of those not-really-a-runner type of person. If you've been running 10 miles daily for several years, then feel free to skip over this post. If you're new to the running world and struggle with diarrhea, then this might be of help.
I'm no trainer. I'm not really a runner. In fact, I suck at running. It might have something to do with the aversion conditioning because for me running 2 miles = sitting on the pot for 1/2 hour.
Despite that, I ran the Chicago Marathon last year for the first time. And only time. (Never again!) Two years ago, I started this blog to track my training progress. I was crappy at training and at blogging, and yet I managed to finish the marathon in something like 6 hours and 17 minutes.
Here are some tips I learned that helps with successfully finishing a marathon. Take all, some, or none of the advice as suits you. And good luck!
ETA: Read the comments below to get some more good first-timer tips!
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