Health Tip: Get Ready for Your Marathon

(HealthDay News) -- Marathons require months of training and preparation, but it's also important to take care of yourself during and just before the big race.

The Cleveland Clinic offers these reminders:

  • Make sure you eat properly and drink plenty of water.

  • Lubricate the skin on any places where you may develop chafing or blisters.

  • Dress in layers, so you can shed clothing as you get warmer during the race.

  • Warm up with the walk to the race site and/or some light stretching.

  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to the race site.

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