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Summer ranks among many people’s favorite season of the year. Vacations, warm weather, more daylight, BBQ, pool time… what’s not to love? Many runners are surprised to find that keeping their momentum going during the summer can be a challenge. If you’re struggling to be consistent in your marathon training this summer you are not alone.
I recently did a poll on the MTA Facebook page and found the top reasons why people struggled with marathon training in the summer.
- Only 11% said that they remain just as motivated during the summer
- 62% struggled with heat/humidity
- 22% had a hard time due to travel/family commitments
- 5% dealt with allergies or a general lack of motivation.
In this post I share some tips on how to get past these barriers and make this summer one of your fittest ever. Continue Reading →