3 Months to Your First 5k (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 3, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 144 pages
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The author of 4 Months to a 4-Hour Marathon gives beginners the advice and instruction they need to take their first strides toward becoming great runners.

Expert Dave Kuehls offers the inspiration to get even the most devoted couch potatoes on their feet and completing a 5K in three months. Serving as personal coach and trainer, 3 Months to Your First 5K includes:

- The physical and psychological benefits of running
- Motivation to get started and keep going
- Training tips including equipment, clothing, nutrition, warm-ups, schedule, and lifestyle
- Time goals
- Race day tips and strategies
- After the finish line-what's next?
- The challenge of the marathon

Once readers have accomplished that 5K, they can also learn how to keep the momentum going and improve their time and stamina for longer races.
  

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nice quick book; gives some good info and encouragement to beginning runners who may be unsure about it all! Read full review

Contents

WHY RUN?
WHY THREE MONTHS?
SHOES
SOCK DRAWER
RUNNING BRA
WEATHER OR NOT
WHERE TO RUN
WHEN TO RUN
11MINUTE PER MILE PACE
20MINUTE PER MILE PACE
40MINUTE PER MILE PACE
9MINUTE PER MILE PACE
RACEWEEK MINDSET
RACEDAY AND THE DAY BEFORE CHECKLIST
STRATEGIC RACE COMMAND
POSTRACE RECOVERY

A RUNNING DIET
YOUR BEST MEAL PLAN
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION
YOUR FIRST STEPS
THE TRAINING ELEMENTS
THE THREE BASIC STRETCHES
ADDITIONAL STRETCHES
INJURYPREVENTION TIPS
HOW TO DEAL WITH INJURIES
THE SCHEDULES
MAINTAIN
MOVE UP TO THE 10K AND THE HALF MARATHON
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About the author (2007)

Ken Sparks, Ph.D., a former all-American in track and a world-class middle-distance runner, is an associate professor in exercise physiology and health at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also the author of "The Long-Distance Runners' Guide to Training and Racing,"
Dave Kuehls is a senior writer at "Runner's World" magazine.

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