Marathon and Half-Marathon: The Beginner's Guide

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Greystone Books, a division of D&M, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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Over 20 million Americans run recreationally, but doing it right is more than a matter of buying an expensive pair of shoes and heading for the track. Building on the popularity of the Beginning Runner's Handbook, this practical, easy-to-use guide provides a step-by-step program for running the half or the full marathon for the first time. It shows readers how to get motivated and set realistic goals, choose the proper shoes, eat right, build strength and endurance, and avoid sore muscles and injury. The book includes tips from elite runners on such subjects as staying motivated when the weather is extreme, running technique, running with a dog, and running partners. Finally, the book describes strategies for the race, what to expect on race day, and the psychological effects of finishing a half or full marathon. Most importantly, it includes a full training program designed to ensure that crucial first race is a winner.

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Review: Marathon and Half Marathon: The Beginner's Guide

User Review  - Rebekah - Goodreads

This is a perfect book for anyone who doesn't think they can run a half or full marathon. Unfortunately I am not that person. While I am training for my first full I am not new to running in general ... Read full review

Review: Marathon and Half Marathon: The Beginner's Guide

User Review  - Rick Gomes - Goodreads

not a bad book, just was too much a beginners book for me. I'm no pro but I've run a few half's already and just started training for a full. I did find some of the info on race day eating and in race ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Marnie Caron writes extensively in the area of sport health and sport training as SportMedBC’s Communications Coordinator. She holds an M.A. in Communication Studies with a focus on the health of first nations women in Canada. Marnie resides in Vancouver where she combines her love of running with her passion for politics and social development issues.

SportMedBC is a not-for-profit society that is a focal point for sport health, sport safety and sport training within the province of British Columbia. Located in Vancouver, SportMedBC provides a full-range of sport medicine and science related services to athletes, coaches, parents, fitness enthusiasts and others involved in the sport system.

Dr. Jack Taunton is known and respected as one of the top Sports Medicine Doctors in North America. He was Chief Medical Officer of the Sydney 2000 Olympics and two Pan Am and World Student Games; Medical Officer of the '88 Winter Olympics, three Commonwealth Games, and four World Championships; Team Physician for the Vancouver Grizzlies and Vancouver Canucks, and Team Physician for the Women's National Field Hockey Team. Dr. Taunton has also completed over 61 marathons. He lives in Vancouver.

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