The science of running a marathon – very cool stuff!
To win a marathon, you would probably to well to be reborn Ethiopian! This is clearly a bit tricky but you can still win – the body verses the mind!
Don’t kid yourself that the top guys don’t feel pain when they’re running. They may look smooth and fast, but they will all go through the different phases in the same way you will. The big difference is that they have been there, seen it, done it all before, so they know what to expect.
It also makes a big difference if you have a long distance runner’s body – skinny with a huge left ventricle (heart) volume! This video shed’s some scientific light on what the body erquires to be able to keep going for so long.