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Running a Marathon for Dummies

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Get ready to run the race of your lifeMarathons in the U.S. have seen record increases in participation during the past few years. "Running a Marathon For Dummies" helps aspiring marathon runners prepare to successfully complete their first race, and shows experienced runners how to take their game to the next level.

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Paperback, 342 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by For Dummies (first published September 7th 2012)
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Jul 22, 2013 Hope rated it really liked it
By far, the best book that I've read on running so far. It provides plenty of science-y information about the physiology of running, meaning that I can trust the information in the book more.
Jan 26, 2014 Nancy rated it really liked it
I'm training for marathon #5, the one that was supposed to be #5 last winter got cancelled, so this isn't my first rodeo. That being said, I'm always up for learning something new.

I don't think this book is good for first time out if the gate never ran before runners. Although it says it can be, I feel like you need some experience before reading this book. It could be information overload for a newbie. But, it's good info, and easy to understand. Plus, I'm a sucker for a good biological descri
May 25, 2016 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm going to run my first marathon. Since, this was one of the few books available at my library on the subject, I checked it out.

I think that, for what this book is, it is fine. Like other For Dummies books, it gives a good overview and provides basic information. However, I have no idea who the target audience is. Someone really planning to run a marathon, most certainly, would already know all of the information in this book. Maybe this book would be interesting to the non-running spouse of s
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Mar 11, 2016 Jill W rated it really liked it
Despite the “dummies” reference in the title, this is a very smart book. It would be a handy title for someone just starting on a marathon journey or someone who wanted to have this around as a reference to look up whatever may be slowing down their marathon crusade.

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Lots of good basic advice on a broad range of topics.
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Informative but not moving (excuse the pun .).
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Helpful information. Seems to be best suited to beginners.
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The best book about running for a marathon and/or running in general that I have ever read!
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