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Jun 28, 2017

While the marathon can be daunting, it can also make for one of the most rewarding moments of your life when prepared for properly.

The physical and mental strength needed to complete those 26.2 miles takes some time to achieve, and that's why it's important to be patient with the process when you're new to the marathon. 

It's also why doing a marathon buildup without actually running a marathon can serve you well in the long run (pun unintended).

Listen in as Coach Sinead discusses the benefits of training for a marathon without a goal race.