Beginner's Guide to Long Distance Running

Beginner's Guide to Long Distance Running

by Sean Fishpool

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Beginner's Guide to Long Distance Running by Sean Fishpool

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764120374
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.87(w) x 8.28(h) x (d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sean Fishpool is the Assistant Editor of Runner's World, U.K. He is also a competition racer and has participated in marathons around the world.

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