CULTURE IMPACTS TRAINING
Diversity among runners in the world is unlimited, yet the 26point2 mile distance each marathon participant takes on is standard and universal. Training and preparation for this event can vary in infinite ways. What cross training does your fellow marathoner from South Africa do to prepare for his race? In what way did the cultural context involved with marathon training in Ecuador contribute to the outstanding results achieved? Which runners turn to blueberry soup for fueling and which ones eat mochi? The international marathon participants featured in this book provide a glimpse into their training lifestyles and share how their running habits have been shaped. Sift through the stories from around the globe, pick and choose some ideas that appeal to you and give them a go! By incorporating marathon strategies from different cultures, you can find the perfect combination to positively impact your personal training plan and 26point2 experience.