Marathon motivation

Members of the Abbott World Marathon Majors community share their go to tips for navigating Boston and preparing for the Boston Marathon!

Members of the Abbott World Marathon Majors community share their go to tips for navigating Boston and preparing for the Boston Marathon!

Apologies for the language, but this is seriously how I feel about so many things in life right now. Finishing is my only option. Sheesh. (((Best motivational sign ever, as seen at NYC Marathon.)))

Signs and Cowbells

Apologies for the language, but this is seriously how I feel about so many things in life right now. Finishing is my only option. Sheesh. (((Best motivational sign ever, as seen at NYC Marathon.)))

Marathons are intriguing before you actually run one...then it becomes a love/hate thing. Miles 1-15 seem to fly by (love), 15-25 take a year (hate) then at 26 you can't believe it's over and consider doing it again. Crazy!

Marathons are intriguing before you actually run one...then it becomes a love/hate thing. Miles 1-15 seem to fly by (love), 15-25 take a year (hate) then at 26 you can't believe it's over and consider doing it again. Crazy!

The race always hurts. Expect it to hurt. You don't train so it doesn't hurt. You train so you can tolerate it.

The race always hurts. Expect it to hurt. You don't train so it doesn't hurt. You train so you can tolerate it.

If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon. - Katherine Switzer

If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon. - Katherine Switzer

No matter what distance you're training for, be Race Day Ready! With tips to help you plan your own training program, motivation, some of the most frequently asked training questions and more.

No matter what distance you're training for, be Race Day Ready! With tips to help you plan your own training program, motivation, some of the most frequently asked training questions and more.

In the first half of your race, don't be an idiot. In the second half, don't be a wimp.

In the first half of your race, don't be an idiot. In the second half, don't be a wimp.

Use these 8 hip-opening stretches to increase your flexibility, reduce discomfort, and prevent injury.

8 Stretches Your Tight Hips Are Begging For

Amen!!! I'm running my first marathon in 2015 and I will be running it for my dad. He has Crohn's disease and I will be collecting donations until my marathon for Crohn's disease research!

Amen!!! I'm running my first marathon in 2015 and I will be running it for my dad. He has Crohn's disease and I will be collecting donations until my marathon for Crohn's disease research!

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