Hal Higdon


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Hal Higdon is an American writer and runner. He has contributed to Runner's World magazine longer than any other writer. He is the author of 34 books, including the best-selling Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide. He has worked as a freelance writer since 1959, and has written a variety of subjects including a children's book that was made into an animated feature. He ran eight times in the United States Olympic Trials and won four World Masters Championships. He is one of the founders of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). ...more

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Marathon: The Ultimate Trai...

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Leopold and Loeb: The Crime...

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Hal Higdon's Half Marathon ...

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Run Fast: How to Train for ...

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Marathon

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The Duel

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Hal Higdon's Smart Running:...

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Hal Higdon's How to Train: ...

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Marathoners

3.78 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1980 — 2 editions
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“Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are staring at the specter of self-doubt, you can find a bit more strength deep inside you, if you look closely enough.”
Hal Higdon

“There's one rule of thumb that suggests that you need one day of recovery for every mile run in a race. Another rule of thumb...suggests one day...for every kilometer run in anger.”
Hal Higdon, Hal Higdon's Smart Running: Expert Advice on Training, Motivation, Injury Prevention, Nutrition and Good Health

“I’d rather die smiling. And running makes me smile.”
Hal Higdon, Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide: Advice, Plans, and Programs for Half and Full Marathons

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