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Marathon Running

Author : Richard Nerurkar
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Intended for everyone from the complete beginner to the experienced runner wishing to improve on racing strategy, this book gives information on: structuring an effective build up; training harder without doing too much; improving your pace judgement and producing your best on race day.

The Marathon Runner

Author : Jan Weeks
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Play along with the kids in "Good Sports" and get a feel for a basketball court, a soccer field, and more while learning the basics of some of the world's most popular sports. Step up your technical game, make new friends, and then discover the most important rule of all: be a good sport.


Author : Hal Higdon
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A training guide for beginners, first-time marathoners, and women runners counsels readers on how to build speed and distance while maximizing one's performance and building on defensive running skills, in an updated edition by a senior writer for Runner's World magazine. Original.

The Runner s World Big Book of Marathon and Half Marathon Training

Author : Jennifer Van Allen
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The first dedicated book on marathon and half marathon training from the renowned experts at Runner's World Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training gives readers the core essentials of marathon training, nutrition, injury prevention, and more. The editors of Runner's World know marathon training better than anyone on the planet. They have spent the last few years inviting readers to share the long, sweaty journey to the starting line, putting themselves on call to personally answer readers' questions 24/7. This book includes testimonials from real runners, more than 25 training plans for every level and ability, workouts, a runner's dictionary, and sample meal plans. Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training is a powerful and winning resource—the ultimate tool kit for anyone who wants to get from the starting line to the finish line.


Author : Timothy Collings
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No single volume has ever examined in depth the history of the Olympic marathon, or why thousands of runners line up across the world to run those 26.2 miles each year. With the Olympic Games returning, for the first time in a century, to their ancient home in Athens, here are the stories behind the ultimate running challenge. Did Pheidippides the Greek ever perform the feat of endurance the famous victory at Marathon is alleged to have inspired? It matters not: Spiridon the Greek most certainly did in 1896, when the modern Olympic Games were born in Athens. Twenty-four men's marathons have come and gone under the five-ringed flag, but no Greek runner has ever won it again. share of controversy, more than anything, the marathon is the measure of athletics heroes. What does it take, apart from dogged determination, to run an Olympic marathon? No athlete now would try what Zatopek did half a century ago. Where the first marathon runner brought news of a victorious army, an army of support staff now stands behind the marathon man or woman, while athletics training has evolved to levels Spiridon would never have dreamt of.

Galloway s Marathon FAQ

Author : Jeff Galloway
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Packed with practical, proven information based on Galloway's more than 35 years in marathon coaching, this volume covers everything you could think of - from nutrition and motivation to race-day preparation and staying injury free, and much more.

Fat Man Running

Author : Jelmar Manuel
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Fat Man Running is about how men of a certain weight and age should approach marathon training and running in general. It is a 'how to' book, that covers all outward and inward aspects of marathon training: from diet to shoes, from emotions to attitude. Includes training schedules!


Author : Jeff Galloway
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Details Jeff Galloway's walk/run training methods including the new "magic mile" time trial, fat-burning techniques, and adjustments in the weekly schedule to prevent injuries and improve performance.

Ultra Marathon Running

Author : Chris Hayhurst
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Examines the world of exceptionally long running races and the athletes who run them.

The Lazy Man s Guide to ultra Marathon Running

Author : Sky Pelletier Waterpeace
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Completing a marathon, a half marathon, or an ultramarathon (distance greater than 26.2 miles) is an amazing feat, and it is an amazing feat that can be accomplished by all. If you ever thought about running but thought that it was "too hard" or that you weren't "tough enough", this book is for you! On the other hand, if you are a serious runner who is looking for that competitive edge, this book is for you as well! Professor Waterpeace shares a number of research-based efficient training methods which will turn the average person into a fat-burning machine, and turn the experienced runner into a competitive monster. Plus, there's an entire chapter about the necessity of eating (dark) chocolate as part of any effective training plan! This is the perfect book for anyone who runs or has ever even thought about running. This edition includes a foreword by the great Tom Osler, as well as a complete reprint of Osler's seminal 1967 running book, The Conditioning of Distance Runners.

Run Your First Marathon

Author : Grete Waitz
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Outlines a sixteen-week marathon training program that includes workout schedules and discusses topics such as nutrition and hydration, mental preparation, and stretching and strengthening exercises.

Marathon Runners Handbook

Author : Bruce Fordyce
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Divided into two sections, this guide deals with training beginner runners, from scratch up to their first 10 km (6-mile) race, and then tackles the more serious topic of half, full and ultra marathon running.

Beginner s Guide to Long Distance Running

Author : Sean Fishpool
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This guide helps runners at all levels, from absolute beginners to those training for marathon racing. The training plan is divided to match each runner's grade of fitness. Readers assess themselves by answering fitness questionnaires that guide them to the appropriate level of training. At the end of each training grade, another self-assessment questionnaire helps runners decide whether to move to a higher level or remain where they are. A ten-week program begins with alternating two-minute runs and walks, and gradually progresses to sustained runs of 30 minutes. Runners are advised to "listen to their bodies" and remain at a specific week's level until they feel comfortable about progressing to the next one. General topics include getting started, obtaining the right shoes and accessories, adhering to a runner's diet, developing self-motivation, and following a structured and progressive training program. A final section is focused to advise runners training for a marathon. More than 150 color photos and illustrations plus sidebar tips and quick-reference charts.

The Complete Running and Marathon Book

Author : DK
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A one-stop guide for any aspiring runner, from the first step to the first marathon Joining the 2 million runners in the UK ( The Complete Running and Marathon Book has everything you need to know, from choosing the right footwear to eating right and warming up. Or running a race, such as a 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon? Train hard with one of the specific programmes for your distance. Invaluable tips can help you to gain a vital competitive edge, from goal-setting and motivation to running psychology and race tactics. Assess and develop your technique under clear no-nonsense guidance with detailed visuals to help you understand what your body is going through. Key pre- and post-run step-by-step stretches help you to protect yourself from injury and core and resistance-training exercises can help you to run faster and further. The Complete Running and Marathon Book is perfect for any new or aspiring runner looking to go the distance.

The Art of Running

Author : Daisy Edzel
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"How an out of shape, exercise-hating beginner can transform to an impressive long distance runner within months" Looking to go from couch potato to a physically fit and healthy runner -- heck even a FULL marathon finisher? This book has it all! It contains all the resources for a complete beginner (up to novice level), to succeed at this physically and mentally demanding sport! You will be armed with techniques (outergame) and psychological tools for motivation (innergame), to help you keep up with the inner turmoils, motivation related issues and other hardships, especially in long distance runs where every part of your being just wants to give up! I will not waste your precious time with useless information you won't use. Instead, I'll provide practical and straight forward solutions, daily and weekly plans (resources section) and the best practices to help you succeed. YOu will be armed to the teeth with everything you could ever need to finish your first long distance races and beyond. Here's what you can expect to learn from this course: What it Takes to Run a Marathon Timeframe Beginner Stage Intermediate Level Advanced Level Mental Preparation Setting Goals Running Alone Versus Running with a Buddy How to Use Running Gadgets Get Enough Rest Distinguishing Between Good Pain and Bad Pain Having a Proper Form and Breathing Technique Which Part of Your Foot Should Strike The Ground First? Different Training Styles Training Gear Clean Bill of Health Warming Up and Cooling Down Marathon Race Strategies Running Motivations How to fall in love with running Avoid running injuries Running schedules and plans Marathon Specific Training Trail Running Tips and Mistakes to Avoid Uphill and Downhill Running Running and Losing Weight Heart Rate Training And much, much more... Grab your copy here...

Simple Marathon Training

Author : Jay Johnson
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Book Description Do you dream of running a great marathon, but your busy life and obligations make the training commitments difficult? Do you suffer from injuries that put you on the sidelines when you desire to race? The 20-week Simple Marathon Training system can prepare you for marathon success. With a modern outlook on training schedules, innovative exercises for injury prevention and maximizing time spent training, the Simple Marathon Training system prepares you to toe the line with the confidence to run your best marathon. The Simple Marathon Training system has improved marathon times and the overall experience for many busy adult runners with hectic lives. This system works. It will for you, too. Included in Simple Marathon Training is a day-by-day schedule which includes running assignments as well as the crucial element missing from most training plans: core strength, hip strength and hip mobility exercises. You don't have to look at a sequence of photos in the book to learn these routines, rather, you will be able to watch all these strength and mobility videos online, for free. The incorporation of training videos into a sound marathon training program makes Simple Marathon a one of a kind system; a book that will help any committed athlete run a great marathon. The Geek Out section at the back of the book is another unique aspect of Simple Marathon Training. The Geek Outs are written by world-renowned physiologists and professional marathoners as well as Coach Jay's clients who have been using the system for several years to run PRs. You'll learn why it's best to do your hardest strength and mobility work on the same day as your workouts and long runs. You'll learn the correct method for fueling during a marathon. Information on imagery leading up to the race and mental skills to use during race day are just some of the topics in the Geek Out section. The bottom line is, if you're a busy adult with a hectic life, Simple Marathon Training is the right training book for you. "Jay's training system works beautifully for runners who aim for excellence in every area of their lives-athletically, personally and professionally. He understands that we're busy but still want to run our best; he's helped me do just that." Cindy Kuzma, Freelance health and fitness writer and contributing editor to Runner's World Magazine


Author : Paul Van Den Bosch
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'Marathon' is packed with expert advice on all aspects of jogging and marathon running - including how to start training, how to progressively improve your condition, avoiding injuries, and nutritional information.

The Everything Running Book

Author : Art Liberman
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Running can help you lose weight, create a healthy body image, and boost your self-esteem. No matter your fitness level, you too can enjoy the benefits of this sport! With this book, you'll gain the knowledge and tools you need to run a 10K, a marathon, or just a lap around the block! The new edition includes: Cutting-edge information on hugely influential trends in natural running, including ChiRunning, barefoot running, and cross-training with yoga and meditation Information on how to select the right gear and manage your nutrition, including details on new diets favored by endurance athletes A dedicated section on running for women, including specific nutritional and physical concerns Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, this book has everything you need to maximize your running potential--from start to finish!

Hal Higdon s Half Marathon Training

Author : Hal Higdon
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Hal Higdon’s name is synonymous with running. As contributing editor of Runner’s World and best-selling author, he has helped countless runners achieve their distance goals. Now, he’s created the definitive guide on today’s most popular distance, the 13.1-mile half marathon. Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training is everything you wanted to know about running the half marathon, including where to begin, what to focus on, how to pace yourself, how to avoid injury, how to track your progress, how to stay the course, and how to improve. Whether this is your first or fiftieth half marathon, there is a plan for you. Inside you’ll find more than 15 customizable programs, ranging from novice to advanced (you’ll even find a walking-only plan), as well as proven strategies, race-day tips, and motivation from half-marathoners around the globe. From day 1 to mile 13.1, Hal will guide, encourage, and pace you to your goal. Other guides might help you complete the half, but only one will introduce you to the joys of running. Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training is a book you’ll return to for guidance and inspiration for a lifetime of running.

Marathon Training

Author : Joe Henderson
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Offers a program of exercises and racing strategies designed to improve the performance of marathon runners