Basic Marathon Training: All the Technique and Gear You Need to Get Started

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Don Garber, Leigh Ann Berry
Stackpole Books, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 80 pages
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  • An attainable approach to training for and completing your first marathon
  • Important information on training schedules, nutrition, and injury prevention
  • Valuable advice on race day strategy, post-marathon recovery, and setting your next goal

    More and more people are realizing that running a marathon is not only achievable, but that training to complete the event can actually be an enjoyable and immensely fulfilling experience. Basic Marathon Training gives novice runners the base of knowledge they need to start training for their first 26.2-mile marathon. Filled with helpful tips and advice, this book provides essential information for beginners to get from the first day of training through to the finish line and beyond.

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    Contents

    Why Run a Marathon?
    5
    Equipment
    15
    Training
    25
    What Next?
    75
    Copyright

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    About the author (2004)

    Don Garber has been a runner for more than 30 years and has completed 17 marathons. Through his coaching with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program and YMCA Marathon Training Team for the SunTrust Richmond, he has helped hundreds of runners successfully complete their own first marathons. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

    Don Garber, marathon coach and consultant; photographs by Chip Mitchell. Don Garber has been a runner for more than 30 years and has completed 17 marathons. Through his coaching with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program and YMCA Marathon Training Team for the Sun Trust Richmond, he has helped hundreds of runners successfully complete their own first marathons. He lives in Richmond, Virginia. Chip Mitchell is an award-winning photographer living in Ashland, Virginia.

    Chip Mitchell is an award-winning photographer living in Ashland, Virginia.

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