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Top 10 List: How NOT to Run The Walt Disney World Marathon

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Training for a marathon can be scary. It probably should be scary, I mean, it’s not something to take lightly! Here is a top 10 list of how NOT to run a marathon- any marathon.

I ran one marathon- one and done, fo’ sho’!- and I pretty much did everything wrong. 

marathon medal at walt disney world

However, YOU won’t make that mistake because YOU are going to research the crap out of everything before you decide to run a marathon, right? Right. 

Top 10 List: How NOT to Run The Walt Disney World Marathon

Things to consider:

  • The right shoes and clothes are key. Figure that out!
  • Find a running coach or at least someone who can help you through those training slumps. You need support. 
  • Figure out the fuel options. You’ll want something on those 26.2 miles to keep your body going. 

During the planning for my marathon, I came across this fun infographic on what NOT to do.

Thanks, Pro-Form, for helping me out with this one!

Take a look and see if you agree. And if you have any additional tips to share on how NOT to run a marathon, I’m all ears! 

what not to do when training for a marathon

what not to do when training for a marathon

what not to do when training for a marathon

what not to do when training for a marathon

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These posts may also help you train for the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon. If you are running your first or your 50th marathon, Walt Disney World is the place to do it.

Training has officially begun according to the Jeff Galloway training plan, so you want to make sure you’re getting those miles in. That’s probably the smartest thing you can do for your marathon: yeah, you gotta train! 

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And if you want the full graphic to pin for later, you can find it here:

Top 10 List: How NOT to Run The Walt Disney World Marathon

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