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When you do a fall marathon, the majority of the training is in the dog days of summer.  Furthermore, the Chicago Marathon has been known to have very unpredictable weather.  I have run this particular race when it was 40 degrees with wind and rain as well as in weather so hot that after 4 hours they literally forced everyone stop and walk directly back to the finish line.  So while it’s hard to predict what the weather will be like on race day, hot weather is much more of a performance inhibitor than cold weather.

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We have all heard that stretching is very important to keep injuries at bay; but let’s face it, when we’re done working out we really don’t
feel like spending that extra time to stretch afterwards.  Either we’re pressed for time or we’re tired.

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When athletes ask me what is the proper way to taper for a race, I usually relay to them one of my favorite quotes: “What you do can’t help you, what you don’t do can hurt you”. Uhm, what did you say? What I mean by that quote is…