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Health Tip: Before You Run a Marathon

(HealthDay News) -- Before you accept the challenge of running a marathon, it's important to make sure you and your body are prepared, says Rush University Medical Center.

The school provides eight marathon training tips for the prospective runner:

  • Get a checkup. Ask your doctor if your heart can handle the stress of a marathon.

  • Create a marathon training plan at least four months before the race.

  • Pace yourself. Figure out how far and fast you should run.

  • Find shoes that fit your feet, gait and body type.

  • Take a break. If you're feeling achy or worn out, take the day off.

  • Make sure you drink extra fluids throughout your training.

  • Join a running group to stay motivated and learn practical advice.

  • Learn how to distinguish minor strains from serious injuries.

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