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Cari Shoemate
Experienced trainer Cari Shoemate warns that you don't want to stretch your routine before the Houston Marathon. Courtesy of Joy Yoga Center
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Now is not the time to break out those fancy new shoes.
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Or try a self tan for those race photos.
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Don't let the words of Edgar Allan Poe be the "motivation" in your iPod on race day.