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10 last-minute marathon panics every runner has

With the Dublin Marathon taking place on Monday, here are some feelings that every amateur athlete will relate to.
Oct 25th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,254 1

1. Is my playlist long enough? 

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2. “I’m not going to have enough time in the morning. Better lay out my running clothes.”

NIKE AIR ZOOM MOIRE IPOD Source: AP/Press Association Images

3. Obsessively checking the route map, attempting to memorise every single hill and mile-marker


4. I’ll probably win the bloody thing

Spain Soccer Real Madrid Source: Victor R. Caivano

5. Have I carbo-loaded enough? Maybe I should eat that pizza

HEALTHY MAYOR Source: AP/Press Association Images

6. Jesus, I hope I sleep

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7. One drink to calm the nerves wouldn’t hurt

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8. “WAS THAT A SNIFFLE?! Stay 500m away from me at all times” 


9. Hydration: already drank two litres… better have another glass

Athletics - 2013 Virgin London Marathon - London Source: Mike Egerton

10. Should I bring a roll of toilet paper? Will there be some in the portable toilets? What if there’s not?

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