Matt McCurdy is a radiation oncologist and integrative oncologist, incorporating the whole person – mind, body and spirit – as part of cancer care. Physical activity is a major component of integrative medicine, and he practices what he preaches by competing in marathons at the elite level. McCuryy previously focused on triathlons, but switched to marathon training later in his career after the arrival of his first child. At 39, his goals are to stay fit, injury-free, and, most of all, be in the present moment enjoying the training and racing.
Training tip: “Consider doing a taper that includes ~10-25% of the mileage near marathon goal pace for the two weeks before race day.”