An email from a friend popped into my inbox this week. He’s running the London Marathon on Sunday – his first one.

I am very nervous.

Any advice on hydration on the day? I want to try and be a zen warrior amidst the pre-race hullabaloo. Any advice on the start?

What started as a quick response quickly turned into a longer note as I thought back to a year ago when I was getting ready to lace up for 26.2 miles. I had such fun writing this and thought it might be useful to other first-time marathoners who are getting ready for tomorrow. Continue reading “Tips for running your first marathon”