Run Your First Marathon: Everything You Need to Know to Make It to the Finish Live

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 168 pages
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What runner doesn’t hope to compete in, and complete, a marathon? This 16-week program developed by nine-time New York City Marathon winner Grete Waitz—and used by her to train both amateurs and professionals for the biggest races—can make that dream come true. Written in an efficient and useful style, and featuring more than 50 photos, it discusses base fitness, stretching, proper posture, and staying healthy through it all, as well as how personality and motivation affect training. Waitz also covers the most current and cutting-edge trends in long distance running, including cross training with yoga, Pilates, and deep water running. There’s also a special 30-minute beginner’s program as well as advice specifically tailored to first-time marathoners over 40 years old.
  

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Review: Run Your First Marathon: Everything You Need to Know to Reach the Finish Line

User Review  - Bill Sleeman - Goodreads

Good overview. Some useful tips although not a lot new in it - glad I picked it up at a used bookstore and did not pay full price. Read full review

Review: Run Your First Marathon: Everything You Need to Know to Reach the Finish Line

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

I'm training for my first marathon after three years of distance running and racing. This book answered a lot of burning questions for me. Read full review

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Contents

Why Run?
1
Going the Distance
15
Getting Started
23
The Training
41
The Marathon Training Program
51
Running Basics
63
Training Extras
73
The Running Life
93
Shoes and More
111
Staying Healthy
121
Marathon Nutrition and Hydration
129
The Race
141
RESOURCES
159
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
161
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
163
INDEX
165

Mental Motivators
103

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About the author (2007)

Grete Waitznbsp;is a celebrated marathoner who has won the New York City Marathon a record nine times.

Gloria Averbuch is a competitive runner and the author of The New York Road Runners Complete Book of Running & Fitness. She lives in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

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