Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide

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Rodale, Sep 3, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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With over 50% new material, this category killer is sure to go the distance

When the previous edition of Hal Higdon's superb training guide appeared, Grete Waitz, 9-time winner of the New York City Marathon, cheered: "Higdon's years of marathoning experience come through in this practical book. Aspiring or veteran marathoners will benefit enormously from its proven guidance."

This new edition focuses on first marathoners, women runners, and those new to the sport; and as always, Higdon shows how to build up mileage and gives advice on running long, speedwork for distance runners, defensive running strategies, and planning for peak performance.
 

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Contents

The Mystique of the Marathon
1
Learning to Love Running
22
Your Very First Steps
28
Different Views of the Marathon
45
Your First 26Miler
50
Learning to Train Right
71
10 Truths about Marathon Achievement
84
Striving to Improve
99
Planning for Peak Performance
189
The Magic Taper
211
The Distance Runners Diet
225
Achieving the Perfect Pace
250
RaceDay Logistics
270
Drinking on the Run
285
Mind Games
308
Mile 27
326

Building Up Mileage
110
Running Long
123
Speedwork for Distance Runners
136
Defensive Running Strategies
152
August Injuries
179
Finish Line
340
Training Programs
351
Acknowledgments
357
Index
359
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The Chicago Marathon
Andrew Suozzo
Limited preview - 2006

About the author (2005)

HAL HIGDON is among the most respected and widely read writers in the world of running. A senior writer for Runner's World magazine, he also writes the "Ask the Expert" column on the magazine's Web site. He is the author of 31 books, including Run Fast and Master's Running, and a four-time gold medalist at the World Masters Championships. He currently splits his time between Long Beach, Indiana, and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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