I recently got back into running, and since I just finished my bachelor's degree, my next big goal is to run a marathon. I am looking for any helpful tips! There is so much I need to learn about running, and I don't know where to begin.
Hiw do you know when your pain is something to be worried about? I have been experiencing some pain, and I was wondering if anyone could suggest some strength exercises to help prevent pain in my knees, shins, and ankle areas. Also, how can I tell if I have bad form? What does good form look like?
For long distance runners, what do you prefer, hydration packs, a waist pack, or hand held water? And what kind of nutrition or electrolytes do you bring, if any?
Lastly, I try to avoid concrete and asphalt so I don't get injured, and I am looking for recommendations on places to run. Canals, trails, parks, what do you like? I live in Arizona and I need some ideas of good places to train! I'm often in the Phoenox area like Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, and Ahwatukee.
Any additional insights would be much appreciated:)
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