Marathon and Half Marathon

A Training Guide - Second Edition
Author: Graeme Hilditch
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847978290
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
View: 2342
The popularity of the marathon and half marathon continues unabated. Up and down the country people are signing up in their thousands, many to raise money for their favourite charity, others simply as a means of getting fit. Whatever the motive, these are testing endurance events requiring serious preparation. Now in its second edition, Marathon and Half Marathon - A Training Guide is essential reading for anyone intending to enter a half or full marathon. Written by a highly experienced personal trainer who has helped hundreds of runners achieve their own personal goal, this acclaimed and best-selling book has everything you need, from advice on what to wear to staying fit during those long training sessions. This fully updated and revised edition features: New 'pre-hab' and core stability exercises to help prevent injury; the latest science on how, when and why to stretch; expert advice on how to use your time to train most effectively; a series of programmes aimed at beginner, intermediate and advanced runners and finally, inspirational real-life stories from runners. A fully updated second edition of this best-selling and highly acclaimed book, aimed at novices entering a full or half marathon for the first time in aid of their favourite charity and also aimed at the more experienced runners looking to improve their times. Fully illustrated with 126 colour images and diagrams.

The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training

Winning Strategies, Inpiring Stories, and the Ultimate Training Tools
Author: Jennifer Van Allen,Bart Yasso,Amby Burfoot
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609617088
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 4848
The first dedicated book on marathon and half marathon training from the renowned experts at Runner's World. The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training gives readers the core essentials of marathon training, nutrition, injury prevention, and more. The editors of Runner's World know marathon training better than anyone on the planet. They have spent the last few years inviting readers to share the long, sweaty journey to the starting line, putting themselves on call to personally answer readers' questions 24/7. This book will include testimonials from real runners, more than 25 training plans for every level and ability, workouts, a runner's dictionary, and sample meal plans. The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training is a powerful and winning resource--the ultimate tool kit for anyone who wants to get from the starting line to the finish line.

The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide to Marathon & Half-Marathon Training

Tips, Tools, and Training to Get You from Sign-Up to Finish Line
Author: Mario Fraioli
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716376
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 3531
Rock your run with The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide to Marathon and Half-Marathon Training! This practical, encouraging guide makes preparing for marathon and half-marathon as rewarding as race day. With coaching advice, running workouts, and training programs from Coach Mario Fraioli, you'll enjoy training and cross the finish line feeling great. Coach Mario will guide you from sign-up to finish line. With his expert advice, you'll choose your race, set your goals, select the right gear, and move swiftly through a beginner or experienced marathon or half-marathon training program. Fraioli covers all of running's most important topics: dynamic warm-up exercises, smart and realistic workouts, healthy sports nutrition and hydration guidelines, tips for quick and complete recovery, strength training and crosstraining, advice to treat common running injuries, and strategies for race week and race day. He offers useful tools like running pace charts, a sweat loss calculator, and a preview of each Rock 'n' Roll race course. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon series is the world's most popular running series because each race is a fun and feel-good challenge. Now with the Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide, you'll be ready to rock your marathon or half-marathon. 4 marathon and half-marathon training programs Beginner plans and advice for your first race Half and full-course plans for experienced runners Rock 'n' Roll course tips, picks, and tricks

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-marathon Training

Author: Heather Hedrick
Publisher: Que Pub
ISBN: 9780789733146
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 223
View: 4456
Signed up for a half-marathon and not sure what you've gotten yourself into? Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 8K, 10K or Half-Marathon Race is an easy-to-understand introduction to the world of running half-marathon, or shorter, race. Endorsed by the National Institute for Fitness and Sport, this book is packed with illustrations, notes on how to stay motivated and tips on how to train without pain. It will guide you through your marathon-training program and show you how to find the appropriate clothing and shoes, prevent and treat injuries and warm-up before running. Even if you are walking a shorter distance, this is a beneficial training manual. So run, or walk, to your nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of ABG to Half-Marathon Training today!

Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training

Author: Higdon, Hal
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492517240
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 9375
Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training offers prescriptive programming for all levels of runners. Not only will it help you learn how to get started with your training, but it will show you where to focus your attention, when to progress, and how to keep it simple.


The Ultimate Training Guide: Advice, Plans, and Programs for Half and Full Marathons
Author: Hal Higdon
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609612248
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 294
View: 4724
A training guide for beginners, first-time marathoners, and women runners counsels readers on how to build speed and distance while maximizing one's performance and building on defensive running skills, in an updated edition by a senior writer for Runner's World magazine. Original.

The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer

Author: David Whitsett,Forrest Dolgener,Tanjala Kole
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071508058
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 2036
Athlete. Runner. Marathoner. Are these words you wouldn't exactly use to describe yourself? Do you consider yourself too old or too out of shape to run a marathon? But somewhere deep inside have you always admired the people who could reach down and come up with the mental and physical strength to complete such a daunting and rewarding accomplishment? It doesn't have to be somebody else crossing the finish line. You can be a marathoner. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer is based on the highly successful marathon class offered by the University of Northern Iowa, which was featured in a Runner's World article titled "Marathoning 101." The class has been offered five times over 10 years, and all but one student finished the marathon. That is approximately 200 students -- all first time marathoners and many with absolutely no running background. This book follows the same 16-week, four-day-a-week workout plan. What makes the success rate of this program so much higher than any other? The special emphasis on the psychological aspects of endurance activities. You don't have to love to run -- you don't even have to like it -- but you have to realize that you are capable of more than you have ever thought possible. One participant in the program explained it like this: "I'm doing this for me -- not for others or the time clock. I just feel better when I run, plus it helps me to cope with things in general. The skills we've learned in this class don't apply just to marathoning -- they apply to life! Just like you never know what the next step in a marathon will bring, so too, you never know what will happen next in life. But if you don't keep going, you're never going to find out. By staying relaxed, centered, and positive you handle just about anything that comes your way." This is marathon running for real people, people with jobs and families and obligations outside of running. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer has proven successful for men and women of all ages. Now let it work for you.

The New Rules of Marathon and Half-marathon Nutrition

A Cutting-edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond "the Wall"
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738216453
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 291
View: 3335
Offers training and nutrition guidelines for runners looking to overcome the metabolic and nutritional barriers, known as "the wall," and succeed at distance running.


A Complete Guide for Women
Author: Jeff Galloway,Barbara Galloway
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841263664
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 216
View: 6335
Author of the best-seller "Marathon – You can do it!", Galloway now offers together with his wife a state-of-the-art book on the highly popular half-marathon distance especially for women. Jeff's trademarked run-walk-run method has helped hundreds of thousands of average people to get off the couch, train for marathons and half-marathons without injury and has helped veterans to improve times. This book offers a step-by-step program for women that starts with setting up your training each week. Jeff and Barbara will show you how to select a realistic goal, and which workouts are needed to prepare for various performances. The book is loaded with tips especially for women on how to stay motivated, eliminate aches, pains, and injuries, with the minimum training needed to enjoy other aspects of life.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Marathon Training

Author: David Levine,Paula Petrella
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101514744
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 6393
A comprehensive guide to get you ready for race day. According to the rule books, a marathon is 26.2 grueling yet exhilarating miles. Millions of people run marathons around the world. Many more millions dream of doing it. But novice or veteran runners, marathons require training and plenty of it. Certified marathon coach David Levine and dedicated marathoner Paula Petrella know how to get anyone in shape for the race and share the entire procedure in clear, jargon free language. ? Includes dozens of instructional photos. ? Practical advice that addresses the needs of men and women of all ages.

Marathon and Half-Marathon

The Beginner's Guide
Author: Marnie Caron,SportMedBC
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1926685296
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 5022
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 a half or 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 that crucial first race is a winner.

Marathon Training For Dummies

Author: Tere Stouffer Drenth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118068726
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 312
View: 3124

The Marathon Method

The 16-Week Training Program that Prepares You to Finish a Full or Half Marathon at Your Best Time
Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 1616734256
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
View: 8094
DIVGet Ready to Run! A complete guide to training for a half or full marathon in sixteen weeks, this book follows the format of Tom's previous book The 12-Week Triathlete with simply the best advice on how to run your fastest race while staying injury-free. Whether you are a first-time marathoner, trying to set a new "PR" or looking to qualify for Boston, this book is for you. "TRAIN LESS AND RUN YOUR BEST" Some worry that running a marathon will involve hours upon hours of training each week. Others fear that they will become injured. Some veteran marathoners have followed other training plans and experienced both, but Tom's approach is much different. His philosophy of "train less, run your best" will amaze you whether you are running your first marathon or fiftieth. Exercise physiologist and sports performance coach Tom Holland -- an elite endurance athlete himself and sub-3 hour marathoner who has run in more than fifty marathons, three ultramarathons, and a dozen Ironman triathlons around the world will teach you how to properly gear up and train in the sixteen weeks prior to your half or full marathon. So when that starting gun sounds, you'll be equipped with invaluable tips and techniques that will put you in position to run the best race of your life. The Marathon Method provides you with everything you need to know including: Easy-to-understand advice on nutrition, hydration, and gear Customized training plans for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners Advice on the mental side of running and how to make your mind go that extra mile Strategies to avoid hitting the infamous 'wall' Tips on pacing, injury prevention, strength training, flexibility, and much more! /div

Chi Marathon

The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon
Author: Danny Dreyer,Katherine Dreyer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451617992
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 9058
From the authors of the bestselling Chi Running, a game-changing training guide for injury-free long distance running. In Chi Marathon, Danny Dreyer, creator of the revolutionary ChiRunning program, highly respected running coach, and accomplished distance runner, takes a whole-body approach to long-distance running—much like T’ai Chi—making ease and efficiency of movement the prime goal of one’s training. Chi Marathon is the first book to focus not on building stamina first (though that is covered here) but on how to run all those miles without harming your body. A staggering 80 to 90 percent of marathoners face injuries during their training. This book debunks the myth that marathoners need to push through and beyond pain, and presents a technique-based plan for pain- and injury-free, high-performance half and full marathons. Chi Marathon also shows how to improve your performance by developing your own race-specific training plan tailored to your event, and will help you cross the finish line feeling strong no matter your age, body type, or running ability. -Run a marathon or half marathon free of pain and injury -Transform your racing with the training triad: form, conditioning, and mastery -Tap into your chi, an energy source more powerful and enduring than muscles -Teach your mind and body to work together as a team and master your event This is the book that distance runners have been waiting for. With Chi Marathon you can enjoy the run and feel confident no matter the distance.

The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women

Get Off Your Butt and On with Your Training
Author: Dawn Dais
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 1580052053
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
View: 7325
Sharing the author's own journal entries, this humorous training manual helps readers get in touch with their inner runner, dispensing a wealth of advice that every would-be marathoner needs to know, from the right gear to late-night carb binges. Original.

Marathoning for Mortals

A Regular Person's Guide to the Joy of Running or Walking a Half-Marathon or Mar athon
Author: John Bingham,Jenny Hadfield
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609612906
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
View: 844
Once considered a feat for superhuman athletes, the marathon is now within every mortal's grasp. Former couch potato John Bingham has joined forces with coach Jenny Hadfield to create a winning plan that works for every mortal--even you. In Marathoning for Mortals, you'll find the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to finish one mile after another. John and Jenny stick with you every step of the way, from your first insecure thoughts to your last-minute jitters to your supreme joy at the finish line. In Marathoning for Mortals, you'll find: • 8 training programs to run, run-walk, walk-run, or walk the half-marathon and marathon • The advice you need to physically, mentally, and spiritually reach your dreams • Tips to help you customize your training, buy the right shoes and apparel, and eat the best foods • Guidance for common motivational, physical, and emotional roadblocks Join John and Jenny on an amazing transformative journey where the finish line is just the beginning.

Marathon and Half Marathon

From Start to Finish
Author: Sam Murphy
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408112825
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 2079
A guide to everything you need to know about marathons: equipment, training, diet, injury prevention and mental preparation.

The Complete Running and Marathon Book

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465425152
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 3635
For anyone interested in running - from beginners to those looking to improve their techniques or preparing for their first marathon - The Complete Running and Marathon Book includes a comprehensive range of programs for all aspects of training. Ideal for runners, personal trainers, coaches, and students, The Complete Running and Marathon Book features detailed anatomical artworks, user friendly step-by-step sequences, advice on optimum techniques and injury prevention, as well as guidance on running psychology.

Your First Marathon

A Beginners Guide to Marathon Training, Marathon Preparation and Completing Your First Marathon
Author: Richard Bond
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781512259285
Page: 52
View: 4672
Your First Marathon - A Beginners Guide To Marathon Training, Marathon Preparation and Completing Your First MarathonWould you like to know how to complete a Marathon?To many people, having the desire to run a Marathon is a mystery. But to others, it's one of the most natural activities in world. Running is one of the easiest sports to fit into a busy lifestyle. It doesn't cost you anything, you can do it anywhere and at any time. Most people will take up running to get fit or to lose weight initially. Once you get into it, and you've benefited from losing weight and getting fitter, you start to crave the desire of another challenge. "How far can you run?" or "How fast can you run?".Whatever the initial motivation, the desire to test your limits is usually the driving force for people wanting to run a marathon.Running a marathon is an epic challenge. On completion, you'll be part of a club with less than 1% of the worlds population. When people think about running a Marathon, the idea becomes scary and overwhelming. That's normal! This book is designed to take a complete beginner through the process of running a Marathon from start to finish. Here's A Preview Of What You'll Learn... How To Get Started On Your Marathon Journey Selecting The Right Training Program A Training Plan To Get You To The Finish A Sub-4 Hour Training Plan Running Workouts Mental Training Tips Running Gear Marathon Nutrition and Hydration Basics Injury Prevention and Recovery Marathon Preparation Race Day Tips and much more! Download your copy today to receive all of this information!Tags: Marathon Running, Marathon Training, Marathon Preparation, Marathon For Beginners, Marathon Basics, Running, Running For Beginners, Completing A Marathon, First Marathon, Marathon Running Basics

Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon

How to Be Your Own Best Coach
Author: Brad Hudson,Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0767930207
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 8623
Do you want to run faster? Are you trying to peak for a particular race? Would you like to find your true running potential? Brad Hudson, former Olympic Trials marathoner and current coach to Olympians like Dathan Ritzenhein, will show you the way in this practical, reader-friendly guide. Hudson is the most innovative running coach to come along in a generation. Until now, only a handful of elite athletes have been able to benefit from his methods. Now Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon shows all runners how to coach themselves as confidently and effectively as Brad coaches his world-class athletes. Becoming your own best coach is the ticket to running faster at any distance. First you will learn to assess your abilities. Then you’ll learn how to devise a training program specifically geared to you. Filled with easy-to-follow sample training programs for distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon and abilities ranging from novice to advanced, Run Faster is the cutting-edge guide for optimal performance. With Hudson’s guidance, you can train smarter and more effectively—and avoid injury. And you’ll soon be running faster than you ever thought possible!