Running your first marathon is a very exciting and equally daunting experience. Training for and running 26.2 miles is not an easy task (we’ll be rooting for you), but at the end of the day, you’re going to feel like such a badass once you cross the finish line.
To ensure that you have the best experience possible during your training and race, we spoke to Roberto Mandje, an Olympic distance runner and coach of the New York Road Runners. Roberto shared his best tips, like dealing with race-day cramps, and the most efficient way to pace your race. Congratulations on your first marathon and good luck!