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Running a Marathon for Dummies

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
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.

"Running a Marathon For Dummies" gives you exercises, pro
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ebook, 360 pages
Published October 18th 2012 by For Dummies (first published September 7th 2012)
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Hope
Jul 07, 2013 Hope rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nancy
Jan 25, 2014 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Linda
Dec 24, 2015 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, running
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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Jill  W
Mar 11, 2016 Jill W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

I reviewed this on my blog: http://bit.ly/227Gd49
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Apr 26, 2013 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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Oct 01, 2013 Jake Jeffries rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book about running for a marathon and/or running in general that I have ever read!
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