What I Learned After Running Four Marathons

Don’t go too hard in practice

Ryan Fan
Ryan Fan
Oct 17 · 8 min read
Photo by Miguel A. Amutio on Unsplash

As of last weekend, I have run four marathons in my life. Actually, I have attempted to run five, but I dropped out of the 2020 virtual Boston Marathon (no surprise — I was very unprepared for it).

In all four marathons, I have finished in what most people would consider decent times. My first marathon was the…