Complete Running Manual

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New Holland Publishers, Mar 1, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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Accomplished South African runner and author MariŽlle Renssen helps would-be runners get off the couch and onto the road. She takes beginners through the basics of running, with advice on everything from the proper shoes and diet to tips on avoiding and dealing with injuries. Renssen also focuses explicitly on the unique challenges running poses to women and the elderly, and shows readers how to prepare for their goals, regardless of distance, with specific training tables for races ranging from three miles to half- and full- marathons. And because Renssen knows that getting in shape mentally can be the toughest hurdle of all, she dedicates a full chapter to strategies for visualizing success and getting motivated.

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brilliant book....step by step information laid out in a concise and straightforward a passionate runner hoping to complete a marathon for my 50th birthday i get encouragement every time i read a bit more


Shoes and equipment
Getting on the road
Food as fuel
Building to a marathon
A question of
Mental powers
Useful websites 186
Acknowledgements and credits 192

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About the author (2008)

Marielle Renssen has successfully run two marathons and countless half marathon and 30km (18 miles) races, and has completed the tough The Foot of Africa marathon. Marielle wrote The Complete Running Manual, published by New Holland.

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