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Running a Marathon For Dummies

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Published: November 13, 2012

Overview

Get ready to run the race of your life

Marathons in the U.S. have seen record increases in participation during the past few years. Running a Marathon For Dummies helps aspiring marathon runners prepare to successfully complete their first race, and shows experienced runners how to take their game to the next level.

Running a Marathon For Dummies gives you exercises, programs, and tips to improve your running stamina, speed, and overall health. It takes you from sitting on the couch through running your first 26.2 mile marathon—and beyond. For seasoned runners, Running a Marathon For Dummies offers tips and advice for how to continue improving performance through drills, exercises, and other techniques.

  • Provides a timed training promise for runners of all skill levels, from non-runners, first marathoners, and mid-race runners to more experienced runners
  • Includes information on how running increases heart strength, keeps illnesses away, keeps arteries clear, and improves a person's mood
  • Gives you drills, exercises, and techniques to improve your endurance

Whether you're a couch potato or a regularly hit the asphalt, Running a Marathon For Dummies gives you everything you need to run the race of your life.

Get ready to run the race of your life

Marathons in the U.S. have seen record increases in participation during the past few years. Running a Marathon For Dummies helps aspiring marathon runners prepare to successfully complete their first race, and shows experienced runners how to take their game to the next level.

Running a Marathon For Dummies gives you exercises, programs, and tips to improve your running stamina, speed, and overall health. It takes you from sitting on the couch through running your first 26.2 mile marathon—and beyond. For seasoned runners, Running a Marathon For Dummies offers tips and advice

for how to continue improving performance through drills, exercises, and other techniques.

  • Provides a timed training promise for runners of all skill levels, from non-runners, first marathoners, and mid-race runners to more experienced runners
  • Includes information on how running increases heart strength, keeps illnesses away, keeps arteries clear, and improves a person's mood
  • Gives you drills, exercises, and techniques to improve your endurance

Whether you're a couch potato or a regularly hit the asphalt, Running a Marathon For Dummies gives you everything you need to run the race of your life.

Running a Marathon For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To be the best you can at running a marathon, you need to start by making sure you’re running with proper form. When you have your technique down, you can start thinking about training for the marathon, including the important concept of alternating your pace during workouts. As race day draws near, you’ll want to practice tapering — a reduction in your training to help you recover and stay fresh. And when marathon morning arrives, make sure you remember everything by marking off items on your checklist.