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This track and field event might be about as simple as sporting gets. Point yourself in a direction and…run. Run fast. But if you want some pointers — especially for marathons — you've come to the right place.

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Running a Marathon For Dummies

Published 11-13-2012

<b>Get ready to run the race of your life</b> <p>Marathons in the U.S. have seen record increases in participation during the past few years. <i>Running a Marathon For Dummies</i> helps aspiring marathon runners prepare to successfully complete their first race, and shows experienced runners how to take their game to the next level.</p> <p><i>Running a Marathon For Dummies</i> 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&#8212;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.</p> <ul> <li>Provides a timed training promise for runners of all skill levels, from non-runners, first marathoners, and mid-race runners to more experienced runners</li> <li>Includes information on how running increases heart strength, keeps illnesses away, keeps arteries clear, and improves a person's mood</li> <li>Gives you drills, exercises, and techniques to improve your endurance</li> </ul> <p>Whether you're a couch potato or a regularly hit the asphalt, <i>Running a Marathon For Dummies</i> gives you everything you need to run the race of your life.</p>

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Running For Dummies

Published 02-11-1999

<i>Running For Dummies</i> is for everyone with a desire to run. If you&#8217;re a reforming couch potato, it helps ease you into a healthier lifestyle. If you have Olympic aspirations, take a look at different ways to improve your training. This easy-to-understand guide is also for those who want to: <ul> <li>Lose weight</li> <li>Decrease blood pressure</li> <li>Live longer</li> <li>Relieve stress</li> <li>Boost creativity</li> <li>Find a fun way to exercise</li> </ul> <p>Find dependable guidance for buying running shoes. Explore ways to maximize your training program. Discover the races you&#8217;ll enjoy running. Coauthored by the &#8220;World&#8217;s Fastest Woman&#8221; and World Record holder Florence (Flo-Jo) Griffith Joyner, <i>Running For Dummies</i> has world-class advice on these topics and many more:</p> <ul> <li>Nutrition and weight loss</li> <li>Hitting your stride</li> <li>Speed training</li> <li>Reaching your peak</li> <li>The day of the race</li> <li>Marathon training</li> <li>Identifying and treating injuries</li> <li>Cross-training and treadmill training</li> <li>Running for kids and seniors</li> </ul> Run around the block or around town. Tired of pavement? Run through the woods. Keep track of your personal progress in handy running logs in the back of the book. Improve your health, feel good about yourself, and have fun! With several million runners on the road today, you&#8217;ll find a lot of company, encouragement, and friends benefiting from this healthy and fun activity.

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