5k and 10k: From Start to Finish

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A&C Black, Jun 7, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 176 pages
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Everyone knows someone who has recently taken part in a 5k or 10k
charity run, and jogging and running are as popular as ever.
This accessible book is designed for those novice runners who plan
to take part in a 5k or 10k race - whether running, jogging or
even walking the course. In partnership with Cancer Research UK,
whose annual 'Race for Life' and Run '10k' events have become
incredibly popular, it contains a wealth of vital information.

From
the basics like starting training and what to wear, to staying
motivated and what to
do on race day, it offers friendly guidance to help novice runners
prepare for their race and enjoy themselves in the process. Graeme has
planned flexible training plans to suit all levels of fitness and
commitment as well as giving advice on avoiding injuries.

This is a
book for every runner: those taking part in one of the hundreds of
different charity events each year; people hoping to improve their
health or reduce their waistline; and those who simply want to get
round a course in one piece. Whatever the reader wants from their
race, this book will set them on the road to success.
 

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Contents

1 First things first
1
2 Dress to impress
9
3 Run to the beat
19
4 Preparing for training
29
5 Let the fun begin
37
6 Go Select your training timetable
45
7 Stretching to prevent injuries
57
8 Exercises to prevent injuries
75
10 Running repairs
113
the final hurdle
123
12 Summary and frequently asked questions
131
taking it further
141
The top ten UK events
147
Useful websites
155
Index
159
Copyright

9 Gofaster fuel
89

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About the author (2012)


Graeme Hilditch has been a personal trainer for over 12 years. He has
written over 30 race-training guides for leading UK charities and is
the author of the bestselling Marathon and Half Marathon, published by Crowood.

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