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Running Inspiration From The Biggest Loser

A Reader Asks: What Do You Do When Your Off Day Is Marathon Day?

FitSugar reader LFS was inspired after watching The Biggest Loser this week and asked this question in our RunningSugar Community group about dealing with a bad running day that happens to fall on marathon day. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Last week's semifinal episode of The Biggest Loser was the first time I've seen the show, and like everyone says about the series, it was definitely tear-inducing. In the episode, the final four completed The Biggest Loser marathon.

The episode cut between personal stories and progress to scenes of the grueling race. I was getting tired just sitting on the couch! But not only was it (unsurprisingly) inspiring, I also related to one of the contestants' words about running.

Contestant Ada kept a good pace throughout the race and even ended up setting a new women's record for the marathon. In one of the scenes, she said that although she had struggled during the previous weeks' of training, she had a good feeling when she started running that day and knew it was going to be a good race.

Such a true statement. There are days when I feel "on" during my run and days when every step feels weighted. But I've never done a marathon — what happens when one of these "off" days is marathon day? What do you do? Do you have strategies for powering pass the wall?

Please share your tips and advice in the comments section below. Have a burning running or health-related question? Then join our RunningSugar Community group or FitSugar Q and A group and ask the community for help.

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