Running a Marathon For Dummies

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Overview

Get ready to run the race of your life

Are you an aspiring marathon runner afraid of hitting the wall? Have no fear! Running a Marathon For Dummies gives you exercises, programs, and tips to improve your running stamina, speed, and overall health. It takes you through the steps of training for and running your first 26.2-mile marathon — and beyond. So what are you waiting for? Lace up your running shoes and get ready to move!

  • Get a leg up — ...
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Overview

Get ready to run the race of your life

Are you an aspiring marathon runner afraid of hitting the wall? Have no fear! Running a Marathon For Dummies gives you exercises, programs, and tips to improve your running stamina, speed, and overall health. It takes you through the steps of training for and running your first 26.2-mile marathon — and beyond. So what are you waiting for? Lace up your running shoes and get ready to move!

  • Get a leg up — find out how much time you'll need to train for running a marathon, pick the right running shoes, and get to know the running techniques to keep you moving without injury
  • It's a plan, man — get a 20-week training plan that safely (and effectively) gets you to the finish line — no matter your status as a beginner, intermediate, or advanced runner
  • Beyond the asphalt — round out your fitness plan with strength training, cross-training, and stretching activities that'll get you in shape to run your heart out
  • Stay on track — ease race-day jitters with time-tested advice on slowing down, giving your body a much-needed break, and getting through the race without losing your cool

Open the book and find:

  • The physiology of running a marathon
  • The proper gear you'll need
  • Trusted guidance on creating a marathon training plan
  • How to identify and prevent common running-related injuries
  • The 4-1-1 on stretching, crosstraining, and recovery during training
  • Practical and motivational pre-race strategies
  • Ten things to do on marathon race day

Learn to:

  • Train for your first marathon no matter your skill level
  • Improve your performance through drills and workouts
  • Successfully complete your first or fastest race
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118343081
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 496,478
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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