1. Get Support
While your partner may not want to join you, he or she needs to support you or there could be tension, says Tara Costello, a mental-performance consultant based in Charlottetown, PEI. Don’t assume your partner is on board.
“To avoid tension with your partner while running a marathon, it’s imperative to engender support,” says Costello. “Discuss with your partner why the goal is important to you and why you need his or her support. Review the training plan, how it will impact your schedules and how you might work together to solve any challenges.”