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Moving on from the Marathon


By Liz Miersch for

You trained and trained, and you got your body primed to run 26.2 miles on Sunday, November 4. But you didn’t. You probably did something else instead—most likely another less physical activity in excess—but by now the dust has cleared and you’re setting your sites on an alternative route like the popular Brooklyn, Philadelphia (which opened up 3,000 spots for NYC runners today) or Harrisburg marathons.

So what now? Do you resume your training? “It was a very difficult situation, and all you can do is make the best of it,” says Equinox Tier 4 Coach and marathon expert Chris Heuisler, “I encourage every runner out there to find a race and go for it.”

Keep reading for Heuisler’s advice for moving on…

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