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Updated: Sep 16, 2022

#7 This will be your very first Marathon: What are you most excited about? What are you most nervous about?

Training Talk Video #7 is LIVE and this week Malik Willoughby, Captian of Black Men Run Columbus, shares what he is most excited and nervous about for his first marathon.

While the prospect of “hitting the wall” between miles 18 and 22 makes him most nervous, pushing his body and seeing how far he can go is what helps to fuel him for OUR race!

Find out more by watching the video below!

Maybe you, like Malik, are most nervous about hitting the infamous “wall,” making it the full distance, or what to do when you “gotta go”—if you know what we mean. We know that running a marathon (and everything that goes with it) can be scary. But don’t worry, we’ve got Training Tips coming for each of those concerns, plus a few more—so stay tuned!

Some homework for you till then:

If you’re a first-time marathon runner, think about what you are most excited and/or nervous about. Then think about how you can prepare yourself for facing some of those nerves come race weekend.

If you’re a returning marathon runner, how can you encourage first-timers?

Thanks for watching and stay tuned for next week’s video!

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