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PODIATRIST PROVIDES ADVICE ON TRAINING FOR A MARATHON

If you're preparing to run a marathon for the first time, it's probably a good idea to get some outside assistance to help you develop a training regimen that will give you the opportunity to reach the finish line, says Ernest Isaacson, DPM, a board-certified podiatrist in New York City who ran the New York City Marathon in 2017. There are a multitude of running sites online that offer training strategies, says Isaacson, who runs 10 to 14 miles each Sunday. "You can get an app to train for a marathon or hire a coach to help you develop a training routine," he says. 
 
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Dr. Ernest Isaacson
 
 
"Follow in the footsteps of others who've done it well." As a general guideline, it's a good idea to be able to complete two 18-mile runs and a 20-mile run before you do a marathon, he says. You should probably do the latter run about a month before the marathon, with training runs in between. Wearing good running shoes can help prevent foot problems, he says. Sales people at running shoe stores can help you find the best pair for you.
 
Source: Ruben Castaneda, U.S. News & World Report [1/10/19]  
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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