Chicago International

Marathon captures every year more and more runners considerations the meaningful, national international competition planning the fascination. Ambitious athletes from all over the world seeking the Supreme discipline of running. Rising numbers of participants such as the wealth of the marathon events demonstrate an unbroken boom. Today, almost every major city aligns a run; the track selection is huge. In addition to the venues, even the marathon types differ.

Mountain, desert and night marathons until to the normal”City Marathon must individual performance on varied terrain and be internationally verified. The marathon selection should be well-planned. An individual guide before starting seat booking helps to make the final decision. Top Act or family? Up to large events with nearly 50,000 runners the number vary from less than 1,000 participants considerably. Here, each athlete personally must weigh the pros and cons. Great run events, such as the Marathon majors Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York, are optimally organized due to the high number of participants, provide the best possible support and are enthusiastically accompanied by thousands of spectators along the route. Here starts the runner in an international environment with top athletes. For ambitious runners an additional performance test.

Smaller races are outfitted with a family”atmosphere. No exuberant victory bonuses, no elite runners, a manageable field of participants, less competitive pressure and inevitably less viewers. On the plus side, routes are often lovely villages and a small, but fine”local audience, which equally fires regional matadors. Shorter journey times, reduced registration fees or the possibility of a training Marathon”in favour of the barrel around the corner”. Near or far? The marathon destinations in Germany such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich are highly frequented and guarantee sustainable running experiences and an international field of participants. Anyone looking for the sporting claim beyond the country’s borders, will be shown again the many of international racing events before the election.

New York City Marathon

Five run lessons that we mortals of the running elite can learn. With the New York City Marathon the marathon autumn leaves to slowly end. A good time for a little retrospective: What remains? What can we learn as mortals? Lesson 1: take your time between two marathon runners at the New York Marathon that even at the World Championships in August in Moscow at the start were in New York relatively poorly cut. A few weeks ago not sufficient clearly to regenerate from Moscow and to build for a new marathon. On the other hand, the amount of time is too long to keep a high point. Translated for mortals: what is true for the pros, also applies to us.

If you zoom really want to run on your maximum capacity you must give enough time to prepare. Run up a spring and a fall marathon. It helps also to focus not only on marathons. The elite group of the Hanson-Marathon project takes as Guide to run three marathons in two years. So you have at least a Halbjahressaison you to focus also on lower distances and your training to loosen up a bit. If you ever just the same train, expect no new results. Lesson 2: the outer circumstances respect In advance of the New York City Marathon was (as in the last years) speculated again about new (distance) records.

Against the prevailing conditions (strong headwinds on the first half), but even the strongest runner in the world could achieve no best time. The elite field has almost closed adapted to the severe conditions and ran a relatively slow first half. Translated for mortals: also for us is that we need to adjust the weather. Even though we half a year on the new to trained personal best, it makes no sense to Devil come out to only run the desired speed then the final part of the marathon miserably to enter.