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4 days to 26.2

In the final 4 days before the Chicago Marathon I'm seeking out all the motivational material I can get my hands on. Here's some good stuff I found:

>> Everyone always talks about the "wall" that you hit at around mile 20. Here's what that is:

The body can only store, on average, 2,000 calories-worth of carbs as glycogen (which is why, based on a 100-calorie/mile burn for the average runner, the infamous "wall"” rears up around mile 20). You can try to fight the "wall" by training with long runs which train your body to use fat as a primary fuel source, thus sparing your carbohydrate store.

>> Check out the Chicago Marathon video and the New York City video (Windows media player & Quicktime). Both videos are awesome and make me want to get out there now.

>> Also, I'm raising money and awarenesses for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) which my cute little niece Ellie was born with. Check out our fundraising site at www.do26.com. We have raised $7,900 so far.

>> Last, I love watching Diddy run NYC in '04 to the tune of the Rocky soundtrack. He actually ran a very respectable 4:15 marathon.


posted by Michael Tavani @ 7:08 PM |

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