So here we are one week before my first marathon. Let's be honest--I am not your typical runner, I definately don't fit in with marathoners, and I pretty much have no idea what I'm doing as far as marathon training goes. I've googled a bit and learned some things, but I really don't know what "real runners" do to prepare for a marathon. My question for you is......what type of things do you do the week of a marathon to prepare? What kind of exercise? What do you eat/not eat? What do you drink? How much do you sleep? Does it really work to load up on IB Profen for 2 days prior to the race? I figure I better get serious about this now. I have been cross training every day instead of running while a knee injury heals up so hopefully my legs haven't forgotten how to run.
I will take any and all advice, tips, warnings for the BIG DAY! Thanks, ladies!