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YOUR MARATHON ADVENTURE STARTS HERE!

Got a guaranteed place and a huge goal for a spring marathon? Looking for free training advice and top-to-toe kit to help you have the best possible experience? Then join Men’s Running’s Big Marathon Challenge team for 2017

BIG MARATHON CHALLENGE

We’re looking for four men with big marathon dreams who need some help along the way. Their progress will be charted in the magazine and on the website, as well as on the Men’s Running Twitter and Facebook pages.

Last year’s Big Marathon Challenge team came on in leaps and bounds from the start of their training in December 2015. For new runner Gary Brazier, it was a chance to receive expert help as he aimed to lose weight and train for his first ever marathon – which he completed in London in April.

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We all think we’re giving 100% in races. But watching some elite athletes, their faces contorted in late-race agony, I can’t help but ask myself: how hard am I really trying? In Matt Fitzgerald’s How Bad Do You Want It? – a brilliant book with a toe-curlingly bad title – he writes about our ‘unreachable physical limit’. That’s not to say we are all super-athletes of unlimited potential. Quite the opposite: we are all wimps unwilling to break free from our mind-forged manacles. It is not the body that slows us down, but the brain. The bravest athletes – the Prefontaines, Radcliffes and Brownlees – get closer to their physical limit than most. The rest of us? My guess is that we rarely realise more than 80% of our physical potential. Yet we can, with consistent training and iron-willed determination, walk a little further along those hot coals. Perhaps not as far as Radcliffe or Brownlee, but further than we’ve ever gone before. It’s a theme that David Smyth explores further in the month’s ‘Suffer club’ article on page 60, speaking with some of these athletes about how they’re able to push themselves to their very limits. So next time you find yourself in a race, telling yourself the same old lie that you’re trying your hardest, be brave and ask yourself honestly: can I give more? The answer is, inevitably, yes.
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