Surprising Benefits Of Running A Marathon

October 19, 2018  |  
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running a marathon benefits ethnic group of young women exercise outdoor, next to the river. They are wearing sport clothing, running, stretching, celebrate and support each other.

What are all of those marathon runners going on about on social media? What is all the hype about? Running a marathon can’t be that great, right? And it’s not like it’s a daily activity—it’s one big thing and then it’s over. You’ll stick to your 25 minutes a day on the treadmill, thank you very much. But, not so fast. A marathon isn’t only in your life for the day of the actual event. And yes, it can be that great. Over 1,000 marathons take place in the United States alone each year—and if you look at the global figures, they’re massive. There must be some reason people get so into these events. If your friends have been pestering you to sign up for their next one, maybe you should. Here are the surprising benefits of running a marathon.

running a marathon benefits

It adds structure to your day

You have to train every day, or at least several times a week, or the marathon will be a bust. You just have to make those training sessions work with your schedule, which actually makes you more organized all day.

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