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The Marathon Runner's Handbook

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  4 reviews
It’s the most exciting challenge a runner can face: that first big marathon. With this practical guide to everything from physiology to great gear—now updated for this third edition—novices can train themselves up from scratch to their first six mile race and then on to half, full, and ultra-marathons. Full-color diagrams, detailed text, fact-filled charts, and superb acti ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by New Holland (first published March 4th 2007)
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Renee Boucher
A very general marathon book, I can't say I learned anything new. This would be a suitable reference for a beginner runner. The version was dated, which was agreeable with some of the information provided. A reference to avoid coconut oil showed the informations age. I can't remember the dietary reasons for making coconut oil a super food, but my buddy Brendan Brazier can and does in his fabulous book The Thrive Diet.
A great, general book on long-distance running, from nutrition to training. I would say, though, it's more appropriate for runners that are training for a marathon for the first time. Experienced marathoners should already know this stuff.
Yhis was published in 2002 so it seems really old and VERY basic... like here is a water bottle, you should drink water when you run. So, unless you are brand new to running (much less marathoning) this is probablt not the book for you.
As a beginner runner I found this super helpful! Although I seemed to have managed to ignore some of the advice and hurt myself anyway.
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