I appropriately enough saw this tweet about a week before running a marathon:

Question for marathon veterans: How many of you run (2-3 miles) day before? Or do you prefer to rest?

It’s funny because my normal response is a bit different than my plan this weekend, as the day before one of my marathons I’ll be going out for not just 2 to 3 miles but for a full 28 miles or so, maybe a bit more.

But, here’s what I would do and what I tend to recommend others do when they are only running one marathon in a single weekend:


What’s your “day before the marathon” race strategy? Do you run? Leave a comment below and let me know.

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