Run Your First Marathon: Everything You Need to Know to Make it to the Finish Line

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Skyhorse Publishing, 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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This is an excellent book for someone who is running a marathon especially if youve never run one before. It has been very helpful. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Grete Waitz (1953-2011) is widely regarded as one of history's greatest marathoners. She 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 Club Complete Book of Running & Fitness.

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