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Episode 20 Demystifying the Marathon Bonk

19 April

Join Coach Patrick from Marathon Nation ( for another weekly running podcast.

This week Coach P covers the dreaded “bonk” on race day and a long run.

Physical Considerations (immediate first, then long term)

– Current race pacing (view data / HR)
– Your In Race Nutrition
– Your Pre-Race Nutrition
– Your taper
– Your last few Key Long Runs

Mental Considerations

– Marathons never get easier, regardless of your fitness or pacing.
– Repeat issues creep into your head.
– Mistakes can be magnified.

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One Response to “Episode 20 Demystifying the Marathon Bonk”

  1. David Dack July 15, 2021 at 6:22 am #

    The marathon bonk has been something I’ve dreaded for years despite finishing few races. Thank you for the indepth take

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