How to Run: From Fun Running to Full Marathons

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No matter what your reason for doing it - personal fitness or an individual goal - the sheer high of finishing a long run takes some beating.

In this fully illustrated book, running expert and former winner of the London Marathon, Hugh Jones, tells you all you need to know to get out there and experience the true joy of running.

Filled with advice on how to assess your initial fitness and get started, as well as helpful tips and information on ...

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Overview

No matter what your reason for doing it - personal fitness or an individual goal - the sheer high of finishing a long run takes some beating.

In this fully illustrated book, running expert and former winner of the London Marathon, Hugh Jones, tells you all you need to know to get out there and experience the true joy of running.

Filled with advice on how to assess your initial fitness and get started, as well as helpful tips and information on overcoming common problems, this book even helps prepare you for the ultimate test - a full marathon, providing you with a 16-week programme to help you organize your training for the gruelling event.

In addition, How to Run? contains details of what to wear when out running in a variety of weather conditions and even features music playlists for you to download and listen to when you are out going the distance.

Whether you are going for a jog in the park or aiming to complete a marathon, How to Run? provides all you need to tackle any distance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847324825
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Why Run 8

2 Getting Started 18

3 Warming Up 28

4 Nutrition 38

5 Building Up Endurance 44

6 Enjoying Your Running 54

7 The Ultimate Test 62

8 Common Problems 104

9 History of the Marathon 114

Further Information 122

Music Playlists 126

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