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i think we go above 20 miles 3 or 4 times? i followed the schedule, slowly building up then dropping back in distance a bit. then moving back up the next few weeks...but the higher distance you do, and the more times you do it, the more prepared you will be when you eventually hit 'the wall'
let me tell you... in all 4 marathons i've run, it hurts EVERY time at 20+miles. Mostly at 23+miles. Basically, you just have to suck it up and finish it. The goal should always be to finish the race no matter how much it freaking hurts!
Marathons are more of a mental battle than a physical one. When you eventually hit 'the wall', it's pure mental determination than carries you to the finish line!
it's an incredible feeling to cross the finish line. you've trained 3-4 months and it's all over in 3-4hrs... so give her your all! good luck when you decide to complete one!
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