Want to learn how to train for a marathon or half marathon? Welcome to Brad Boughman's MarathonRookie.com! This site was created for the runner who wants to experience the thrill and sensational high of finishing their first 26.2-mile marathon or 13.1-mile half marathon.
The secret to successful marathon training and half marathon training lies within staying supremely motivated, training smart & safe, and maintaining proper nutrition.
The days of just “gutting it out” are long gone. Whether you are training for a marathon or half marathon, it takes a lot more than good old determination and willpower to get you through training and the big day. Let your mind lead the way, not your body.
"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian
Don’t be set so much on willpower and determination that you miss out on the big picture of why you want to do this. By the way, why do you want to do this? Don’t let yourself off by stopping at your first answer! Dig deep! Why do you want to run a marathon or half marathon?
When you go beyond that first answer, you will begin to realize what is really driving you. When you learn what is really driving you, then you can use that to push yourself through willpower and determination. You will build the foundation that will get your subconscious mind working for you, not against you. In short, you are in for an incredible experience.
"We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon."
- Emil Zatopek, 1952 Olympic Marathon gold medalist
Whether you're already running more than twenty miles per week or if you haven't even seen a pair of running shoes in ten years, YOU can successfully train for and finish a marathon or half marathon. Believe in yourself. Once you learn the right way how to train for a marathon or half marathon, you will begin to believe, then you will realize your goal.
How to train for a marathon? Well, the books, beginner marathon training schedules, half marathon training program, free newsletter, tips, and more on this site will be your guide to helping you learn how to train for a marathon or half marathon. If running a marathon is a long term goal, be sure to check out the 5K training and 10K training programs to get started running now.
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