4 Months to a 4-hour Marathon

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Penguin, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 118 pages
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You're going to do it.
You're really going to do it.
And if you train right, you're going to do it in 4 hours.
The marathon is the crown jewel of distance running. Entering is one thing. Finishing is something else. And finishing with a respectable time . . . ?
Let 4 Months to a 4-Hour Marathon be your personal trainer. Whether you're a competitive veteran or a recreational beginner, this essential guide will tell you exactly what to eat, what to wear, what to expect, and how to train. When race day arrives, author Dave Kuehls, contributing editor at Runner's World and a marathoner himself, will have you in the best shape of your life--physically and mentally. All you have to do is take the first step.
4 Months to a 4-Hour Marathon includes:
*Day-by-day training schedules for 4-hour and 5-hour marathoners
*Detailed diet plans
*The marathoner's mind-set
*Right and wrong things to wear
*How to pick the right sneakers
*Pain vs. performance--how far to go
*Common pitfalls to avoid--in training and during the race
*A list of the 41 marathons in North America where you can run the fastest times

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Review: Four Months to a Four-hour Marathon,Updated

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Just an ok book. I blew threw it, it didn't provide me any great insights. For someone new, it might hold some decent information. Read full review

Review: Four Months to a Four-hour Marathon,Updated

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This was short, concise, and gives really easy to understand descriptions for how (and why) to add track and tempo runs - very helpful for a new runner. It's just a bit too outdated and perhaps a ... Read full review


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Dave Kuehls is a contributing editor for Runner’s World, the world’s largest running magazine. He has also written for Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health, GQ, and ESPN magazine. His fastest marathon is 2:57.

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