New York Marathon
New York Marathon was not only one of the favourite ProSport Adventures but also one of my favourite life adventures. You have most likely heard about how incredible the race is, how supportive the crowds are and how challenging the journey is, but nothing quite prepares you for what actually lies ahead.
ProSport spend 8 months training together in the lead up to the New York Marathon and what develops over time are enduring friendships within the training group, a bond developed over hours upon hours out running together.
The atmosphere in New York in the lead up to the marathon is electric, it feels like the entire city is talking about the marathon and by the time you line up at the start line on Staten Island, it certainly feels as though the entire city has come out with you. Over 56,000 runners compete in the marathon, approximately two million line the streets to cheer you on and there are over 150 bands providing entertainment the whole way.
The course is challenging, lots of inclines on the iconic bridges and a finish through Central Park. There really is no better way to explore a city than by getting amongst the enthusiastic crowd of runners and sailing past all the landmarks of this fascinating city.
My top tips for International Marathon Preparation:
1. Fly in early. Allow a few days to let jet lag subside, source food you are familiar with and allow ample time to rest and rehydrate.
2. Have practiced your race day prep in the lead up to your big day, including race attire, gels, shoes, bra and socks.
3. Practice race day nutrition. What works for you is usually different for others, so find out early how your body reacts to different fuel strategies and when you find what works, stick with it.