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Tag - Marathon

Hydration Tips for Race Day

In 1968 when Amby Burfoot won the Boston Marathon, he did not drink a single drop of water on the course. Back then, this was not even unusual. Like most other marathons at the time, Boston did not offer water stops; most runners believed that they would become “waterlogged” and that quenching their thirst would only weigh them down on their way to the finish line. Today, we know better. Consuming water and sports beverages has become an essential part…

Treat Your Feet: How to Choose Running Shoes

As we enter marathon season, it is a great time to invest in a new pair of running shoes. Generally, it is a good idea to replace your shoes every 400-500 miles. However, if your old running shoes have wear patterns on the sole, it is probably time for a new pair. If you run in worn shoes, you can disrupt the natural biomechanics of your feet and cause injuries that could keep you from running this season. There are…