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The Nonrunner S Marathon Guide For Women

Author : Dawn Dais
ISBN : 9781580052801
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Dawn Dais hated running. And it didn't like her much, either. Her fitness routine consisted of avoiding the stairs in her own house, because who really has the energy to climb stairs? It was with this exercise philosophy firmly in place that she set off to complete a marathon. The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women is a fun training manual for women who don't believe that running is their biological destiny but who dream of crossing the finish line nonetheless. Dais's audiobook features a realistic training schedule and is chock-full of how-to's and funny observations, which she felt were lacking in the guides she had consulted. She also integrates entries from her journal, sharing everything would-be marathoners need to know about the gear, the blisters, the early morning workouts, the late-night carb binges, and most important of all, the amazing rewards. Anyone can do a marathon. This audiobook just makes the experience a little more bearable and a lot more fun.

The Non Runner S Marathon Trainer

Author : David Whitsett
ISBN : 9780071508056
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.

Marathon Woman

Author : Kathrine Switzer
ISBN : 9780306825668
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run what was then the all male Boston Marathon, infuriating one of the event's directors who attempted to violently eject her. In what would become an iconic sports image, Switzer escaped and finished the race. This was a watershed moment for the sport, as well as a significant event in women's history. Including updates from the 2008 Summer Olympics, the paperback edition of Marathon Woman details the life of an incredible, pioneering athlete, and the lasting effect she's had on women's sports. Switzer's energy and drive permeate the pages of this warm, witty memoir as she describes everything from the childhood events that inspired her to succeed to her big win in the 1974 New York City Marathon, and beyond.

Running Until You Re 100

Author : Jeff Galloway
ISBN : 9781841263090
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Olympian Jeff Galloway has worked with tens of thousands of runners in their 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. By using his run-walk-run method, most are able to enjoy running with fewer aches and pains. At the age of 60, Jeff reports no injuries in 27 years. This book explains how to achieve this, how to stay motivated, and increase the enjoyment.

The Complete Book Of Running For Women

Author : Claire Kowalchik
ISBN : 9781439136812
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 66. 26 MB
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More women than ever are discovering the unique benefits of running -- forstress relief, weight management, endurance, and self-esteem. Women'sbodies are not the same as men's, and though we can train just as hard andwith the same passion for excellence, we have certain special concerns.Finally, there is a comprehensive guide exclusively for women whoexperience the pure joy of running, or want to. It's the simplest, fastest, most accessible way to fitness and good health known to woman. You don't need a partner, equipment, or even much time. Now, Claire Kowalchik, former managing editor of Runner's World magazine, answers every question about the overwhelmingly popular activity that builds endurance, melts fat, and even prevents illness. In this total running book for women, you'll learn: How to get started and stay motivated What to eat for optimal nutrition How to run during pregnancy and after menopause Why running is the most effective form of exercise How to prevent and treat injury What to wear -- from sports bras to running shoes How to prepare for everything from a 5K to a marathon Authoritative and friendly, The Complete Book of Running for Women is a sourcebook for both beginners and long-time runners. Along with wisdom drawn from the author's personal experience, you'll find advice from the experts: coaches, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, doctors, and other women runners. Including question-and-answer sections and a complete list of resources, The Complete Book of Running for Women tells you everything you need to know to be off and running toward better health and richer living.

Marathon And Half Marathon

Author : Graeme Hilditch
ISBN : 9781847978295
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.

4 Months To A 4 Hour Marathon

Author : Dave Kuehls
ISBN : 0399532595
Genre : Health & Fitness
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An updated handbook for distance runners describes how to select a marathon in which to compete, offers a training timetable and schedule for getting ready for the race, and provides practical advice on diet, training, pace, fluids, and mental attitude. Original. 25,000 first printing.

How To Lose A Marathon

Author : Joel Cohen
ISBN : 9781683350804
Genre : Humor
File Size : 31. 87 MB
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In How to Lose a Marathon, Joel Cohen takes readers on a step-by-step journey from being a couch potato to being a couch potato who can finish a marathon. Through a hilarious combination of running tips, narrative, illustrations, and infographics, Cohen breaks down the misery that is forcing yourself to run. From chafing to the best times to run, explaining the phenomenon known as the “Oprah Line,” and exposing the torture that is a premarathon expo, Cohen acts as your satirical guide to every aspect of the runner’s experience. Offering both real advice and genuine commiseration with runners of all skill levels, How to Lose a Marathon lets you know that even if you believe that the “runner’s high” is a complete myth, you can still survive all 26.2 miles of a marathon.

Run Your First Marathon

Author : Grete Waitz
ISBN : 9781634500319
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Do you consider yourself too old or out of shape to run a marathon? Do you fear that you lack the conditioning, motivation, or emotional strength to finish? If so, Grete Waitz, nine-time winner of the New York City Marathon, has a program for you that has proven to help would-be racers do what they thought was impossible: complete their first marathon. In this updated and revised third edition of Run Your First Marathon, Waitz offers: • A sixteen-week training program that has been proven successful time and time again • Methods for physically and mentally preparing to start and finish a marathon • Helpful tips regarding equipment, nutrition, and hydration • Guidance to help overcome motivational and physical roadblocks • And much more! With advice on 10Ks and other shorter races, Run Your First Marathon will empower runners with the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to reach the finish line. Complete with sixty color photographs and information on the most current, cutting-edge trends in long-distance running, this essential reference will make your marathoning dreams come true.

Running A Marathon For Dummies

Author : Jason Karp
ISBN : 9781118432105
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.

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