Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Runners will spend the majority of the marathon in spectacular, unspoiled nature, beginning on the Rocky Boy reservation and running north through Beaver Creek Park, the largest county park in the nation. They will head off-road for a 10-mile “Living History” experience, in which they will step back in time and see an authentic representation of life as it was lived on the prairie over 100 years ago.