MTA Coach Lynn has run a marathon in every US state after the age of 40. She is a certified running coach, registered dietician and an expert at helping “back-of-the-pack” runners.
“How do you train for a marathon when you are slow? Should you follow the standard program even though the 18-20 mile rubs will take over five hours, or do you stop at a shorter time and just go for it at a race. Also, how do you deal with the course opening to everybody and you are out there wearing a bib all alone. I did it once and the difficulty in being alone was harder than the actual run. I want to do one more marathon next year but have to prepare better.” -Callie Pappas Winner
Every single piece of advice that MTA Coach Lynn gives in this video is GOLD! I’m a slow runner but under Lynn’s coaching for my 2019 London Marathon, she got me past the finish line, shaving 20 minutes off my marathon record! I’m running the Tokyo Marathon in March 2022 with the same basic plan Lynn created for me (it’s like wearing a tailored suit!) and with the support of MTA, I’m really looking forward to it. Oh yes, smiling throughout the run (even if your hurting!) helps too!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Awesome! Thank you Roger for sharing and good luck in your training for Tokyo.