Get mentally tuned at pre-marathon ‘Prep & Pump’ this Friday

Kevin Babb of Austin celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the Austin Marathon in downtown Austin on Sunday February 14, 2016.  JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Kevin Babb of Austin celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the Austin Marathon in downtown Austin on Sunday February 14, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

You’ve done the physical training. Now comes the pre-marathon mental tuneup.

The Austin Marathon Prep & Pump, featuring tips, tricks and a jolt of inspiration from some of the city’s best coaches, is set for 6-8 p.m. Friday at Rogue Running, 410 Pressler Street.

Tyler Olson and Wende Parks finish the Austin Half  Marathon together in downtown Austin on Sunday February 14, 2016.  JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Tyler Olson and Wende Parks finish the Austin Half Marathon together in downtown Austin on Sunday February 14, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Chris McClung will provide an in-depth course analysis and pacing strategies for the full and the half marathon, set for Feb. 19. James Dodds will draw on years of experience in coaching and pacing to deliver a heavy dose of inspiration, motivation and tangible tips to help you tackle the final miles of the race.

The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon will livestream the event on Facebook.

The event is free and open to the public. Beverages will be available at the Fuel Bar. For more information go here.

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