The Marathon and Half Marathon: A Training Guide

The Marathon and Half Marathon: A Training Guide

by Graeme Hilditch

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847978288
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Graeme Hilditch runs a private and exclusive personal training business in rural Gloucestershire, specializing in helping people prepare for endurance running events. The author of twelve marathon training guides used by charities such as Spinal Research and the Multiple Sclerosis Trust, and founder of www.marathonconsultancy.co.uk, Graeme has extensive experience in preparing runners for the physical and mental challenges that endurance running presents.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 First Things First 10

Chapter 2 Welcome to Your Body 27

Chapter 3 Running Intensity 35

Chapter 4 Listening to Your Heart 40

Chapter 5 Stretching 50

Chapter 6 Pre-Hab: Prevention is Better than Cure 62

Chapter 7 The Training Part 1: The Importance of Variety 79

Chapter 8 The Training Part 2: The' Half Marathon 93

Chapter 9 The Training Part 3: The Marathon 102

Chapter 10 Staying Motivated 110

Chapter 11 Nutrition for Running 114

Chapter 12 Balancing Fluids for Performance 135

Chapter 13 Running Injuries: Their Diagnosis and Treatment 143

Chapter 14 Special Precautions for Older and Female Runners 156

Chapter 15 Race Day 161

Further Reading 171

Further Information 172

Index 173

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