In this article Mary talks about the doubt that can set in towards race day and how you can best use the extra spare time you have in the lead up to your big race day.
The long runs are almost done and over the next few weeks the mileage drops gradually. This is the month marathoners look forward to. We dream of weekend lie-ins, shorter runs and the extra free time. Unfortunately, many marathoners manage to fill this spare time with extra hours of worry as they overthink the marathon and start doubting the training they have completed.
This article was first published in The Irish Times on October 4th 2016. You can read the full article online here.