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Marathon Training For Dummies

Marathon Training For Dummies by Tere Stouffer Drenth
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In today’s modern world, there’s no need for anyone torun twenty-five miles to deliver a message, as Pheidippides didfrom Marathon to Athens around 500 B.C. However, hundreds ofrunners each year run 26.2 miles at hundreds of marathonsworldwide. To conquer this mountainous challenge, you must know howto properly eat, stretch, identify and treat injuries, and developa running program that hones your mind and body into a runningmachine.

Marathon Training For Dummies is for everyone who has alwaysthought about running a marathon or half-marathon (13.1 miles) andfor seasoned runners who want to tackle the challenge safely andsuccessfully. This quick-read reference helps all runners:

  • Add strength and speed
  • Weight train
  • Improve your technique
  • Eat to maximize endurance
  • Treat injuries
  • Choose your races

In just four to six months of dedicated training, any runner canbe full y prepared to tackle a marathon. Map out an exerciseprogram, choose shoes, and plan the race strategy that will get youacross the finish line. Marathon Training For Dummiesalso covers the following topics and more:

  • How far how fast?
  • Blazing the best trail
  • Stretching methods
  • Doing LSD (Long, Slow Distance)
  • Tempo-run training
  • The last 24 hours
  • The best tune-up races in North America
  • The week after the marathon
With several hundred thousand people finishing marathons each year,you’ll meet plenty of interesting people running along withyou. There are numerous rewards for conquering the mental andphysical challenges of a marathon, and this fun and friendly guideis your road map to achieving them.
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Title: Marathon Training For Dummies
Author: Tere Stouffer Drenth
 
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0764525107
9780764525100
9781118068724
9781118070581