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

Winning Strategies, Inpiring Stories, and the Ultimate Training Tools

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

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.

Marathon and Half Marathon

A Training Guide - Second Edition

Marathon and Half Marathon

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.

Improve Your Marathon and Half Marathon Running

Improve Your Marathon and Half Marathon Running

Improve Your Marathon and Half Marathon Running is an accessible, jargon-free guide for athletes committed to improving their running at either distance. It provides valuable advice in increasing competition experience and structuring more advanced training programmes and covers; training plans and principles; evolving training programmes as a runner's experience increases; methods for cross-training in other disciplines; principles for athletes to examine the biomechanics of their running to improve performance; benefits of coaching; training case histories of successful athletes. 'David has a huge passion and knowledge of endurance running. His dynamism and expertise come across brilliantly in this extremely well written, useful and entertaining book.' Dan Robinson, four times Olympic and World Championship marathoner, and 2006 Commonwealth Games marathon medallist. Fully illustrated, this practical, guide is for all marathon and half marathon runners wanting to improve their performance.

The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition

A Cutting-Edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond ""the Wall""

The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition

From basic tenets of training to nutrition guidelines,this is the first resource for runners to fully integrate nutrition with training for a complete and systematic pre-race plan. "A must for marathoners"(Library Journal). Every year, roughly 2 million people participate in marathons and half marathons in the United States, and, no matter what level they are, every one of these runners has likely hit "The Wall," running out of muscle fuel in the final miles and slowing down precipitously. This setback and other common running disappointments are nutritional (or metabolic) in nature. In The New Rules, renowned fitness journalist and training coach Matt Fitzgerald cuts through the myths,distilling the most up-to-date science to help runners overcome the universally experienced nutritional barriers that prevent success in the marathon and half marathon. Fitzgerald's powerful and easy-to-use tools will enable runners of all levels to attain their ideal racing weight, calculate their precise daily energy needs, and formulate a custom nutrition plan.

Faster Road Racing

5K to Half Marathon

Faster Road Racing

In Faster Road Racing: 5K to Half Marathon, renowned running authority Pete Pfitzinger and Running Times senior writer Philip Latter present training plans for the most popular race distances as well as advice on recovery, cross-training, nutrition, tapering, and masters running.

Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training

Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training

Hal Higdon’s name is synonymous with running. As contributing editor of Runner’s World and best-selling author, he has helped countless runners achieve their distance goals. Now, he’s created the definitive guide on today’s most popular distance, the 13.1-mile half marathon. Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training is everything you wanted to know about running the half marathon, including where to begin, what to focus on, how to pace yourself, how to avoid injury, how to track your progress, how to stay the course, and how to improve. Whether this is your first or fiftieth half marathon, there is a plan for you. Inside you’ll find more than 15 customizable programs, ranging from novice to advanced (you’ll even find a walking-only plan), as well as proven strategies, race-day tips, and motivation from half-marathoners around the globe. From day 1 to mile 13.1, Hal will guide, encourage, and pace you to your goal. Other guides might help you complete the half, but only one will introduce you to the joys of running. Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training is a book you’ll return to for guidance and inspiration for a lifetime of running.

Half-Marathon

You Can Do It

Half-Marathon

If you are thinking about training for a Half-Marathon, Jeff Galloway can help you prepare well, enjoy the training and grow from the achievement of crossing the finish line. This book is filled with tips on how to stay motivated and eliminate aches and pains and injuries.

Marathon and Half Marathon

From Start to Finish

Marathon and Half Marathon

A guide to everything you need to know about marathons: equipment, training, diet, injury prevention and mental preparation.

From 3 to 26.2

How I Completed My First Marathon

From 3 to 26.2

When author Stephanie Turner began running, she didn't believe she would ever run a marathon. But she proved herself wrong. From 3 to 26.2 narrates how she accomplished this goal. Turner's week-by-week summary shows how she progressed from running just three miles to 26.2 miles in six months by following the Jeff Galloway run/walk program. A thirty six year-old mother of two, she highlights the important fitness lessons learned each week while capturing the novice experience, and she provides guidance to those currently running short distances to gradually increase their running distance. From 3 to 26.2 also addresses the benefits of running in a group, running gear/attire, running supplements, adequate fluid replacement, common running injuries, and eating for exercise more than three hours in duration. From 3 to 26.2 serves as a reference and inspiration for beginning runners to take their training to the next level. It also communicates the satisfaction of obtaining a lifelong goal.

Marathon and Half-Marathon Running

Skills, Techniques, Training

Marathon and Half-Marathon Running

Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will make you into a better sportsperson, whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport. Contents include: the history of the marathon and the myths that have grown around it; the big races and practical advice on how to enter; deciding on what type of event is right for you; correct shoes and clothing; how to form a training schedule and train progressively, building up mileage for your first event; a discussion of tapering and race preparation, and the correct nutrition and hydration for your race; tips for achieving a positive mental attitude; dealing with injury; progression onwards from your first marathon or half-marathon. Aimed at beginner to intermediate runners and superbly illustrated with over 200 colour photographs.