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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Marathon Training

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A comprehensive guide to get you ready for race day.

According to the rule books, a marathon is 26.2 grueling yet exhilarating miles. Millions of people run marathons around the world. Many more millions dream of doing it. But novice or veteran runners, marathons require training and plenty of it. Certified marathon coach David Levine and dedicated marathoner Paula Petrella
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Alpha (first published May 1st 2011)
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Katie
Aug 17, 2014 Katie rated it liked it
Although there were some really helpful and encouraging things in this book, I have to say that I don't think it's actually the ideal book for a complete idiot... I've been running for 4 years, including a half a dozen half marathons, as well as overnight relay races. And the book was fairly helpful. However, I think if I was brand-new to running, I would have been pretty confused. I also think I would've ignored quite a bit of the advice.

Take-aways? Run slower and with improved form.

It doesn't
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I am a complete idiot, but thought this was still above beginner idiot levels. I liked the training schedules though. That was exactly what I wanted to find. I need to have a schedule worked out for me, because I'm an idiot. :)
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Nov 09, 2012 Nancy rated it really liked it


I found this book to have lots if good info, and it covers several different training methods, pros and cons, and running styles. I wish I would have read it a year ago before my first..
catherine
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thorough, but not compelling. i did like that it included some body mechanics in the stretching chapters. good reference or resource.
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Helpful! Will be using this as a reference often. Well written and organized.
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Out of date and limited advice.
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