The Right Way to Train for a Marathon

Ex Rx: Improving the body’s natural ability to adapt is the key to crossing the finish line after 26.2 miles.

To paraphrase an ancient Chinese philosopher, “A journey of 26.2 miles begins with a single step.” From the time the Greek runner Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 BC to announce the Greeks’ victory in the Battle of Marathon, humans have had a compelling interest in taking that single step--and many more after it.

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