Ask a Specialist: Marathon Training and Preparation

Ask A Specialist

Have you ever wanted to do a marathon? Maybe you want to do the big one – the Honolulu Marathon.  Before you rush in, learn how to train for a marathon and what to discuss with your doctor.  Find out with Dr. V. Ted Leon, family physician and director of Cardiac Exercise Stress Testing at The Queen’s Medical Center, in this segment of Ask a Specialist on Wake Up 2day.  Dr. Leon is also an endurance athlete who has done many marathon races and several ironman triathlon events, including Ironman Kona.

If you are not an experienced runner, talk to your doctor prior to signing up for any running races which will require maximal exertion.  If you don’t have a primary care doctor, you can find one by calling The Queen’s Referral line at 691-7117.  The friendly folks can help you find not only a primary care doctor but other specialists as well.  Or go    

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