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Marathon Runner's Handbook

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  3 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
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
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Jun 28, 2008 Jessica rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: first-time marathoners who want to get their thousand words in condensed form
Shelves: phys-ed
This book has lots of pictures! I liked that, even though it's a painful reminder that most running costumes are unconscionably dorky. But when you have zero body fat and can run continuously for 26.2 miles, no one's supposed to notice your ill-cut spandex leggings. Right?

This was fine, but the upbeat c'mon-you-can-do-it exercise book tone does grate on me a little. I've been waiting for the distance running book for people like me. As it is, I get the feeling there're three basic running profil
Liked this one a lot. Very simple, loads of pictures to the point that this could be a coffee table book for runners. Enough information to get someone to get out and run a marathon without the wankiness and/or excess information often found in other publications.
Helpful. Pretty straight forward. Good advice on everything about running from how to lace your shoes, nutrition, how to stretch and avoid injury.
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