Marathon: The Ultimate Training and Racing Guide

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Rodale, 2006 - Marathon running - 369 pages
98 Reviews
Whether you're planning to run your first marathon or determined to slice a few minutes off your best time, this is the book to read. Hal Higdon, senior writer at "Runner's World", has been running and writing about marathons for over forty years. Use his informative and detailed book to tap into his vast personal expertise plus that of dozens of coaches, exercise physiologists, marathon runners and other top running authorities. Full of sound training advice for runners of all levels, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to maximise his or her performance.

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Excellent advice and training tips. - Goodreads
I'm not running a marathon but found some helpful tips! - Goodreads
A fantastic overview for newbies. - Goodreads
Fantastic overview of distance running! - Goodreads
Great training advice! - Goodreads
Invaluable tips, clear training plans, well laid out. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Dani Murray - Goodreads

I have read 8 books on running. Everything from running for weight loss to the ultimate beginners guide and from inspirational fiction on running to marathon training. I have to say that Hal Higdon's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca Duncan - Goodreads

this may have been a weird pick to read at 8 months pregnant, but even if not it felt too elite for me. The advice is not bad, but all the anecdotes seem to be from boston qualifiers and marathon "racers," which most of us aren't. also, editing errors. Read full review

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