Jason R Karp Running a Marathon For Dummies

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Running a Marathon For Dummies

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Get ready to run the race of your life

Marathons in the U.S. have seen record increases inparticipation during the past few years. Running a Marathon ForDummies helps aspiring marathon runners prepare to successfullycomplete their first race, and shows experienced runners how totake their game to the next level.

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

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

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

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Get ready to run the race of your life

Are you an aspiring marathon runner afraid of hitting the wall?Have no fear! Running a Marathon For Dummies gives youexercises, programs, and tips to improve your running stamina,speed, and overall health. It takes you through the steps oftraining for and running your first 26.2-mile marathon — andbeyond. So what are you waiting for? Lace up your running shoes andget ready to move!

  • Get a leg up — find out how much time you'll need totrain for running a marathon, pick the right running shoes, and getto know the running techniques to keep you moving withoutinjury
  • It's a plan, man — get a 20-week training plan thatsafely (and effectively) gets you to the finish line — nomatter your status as a beginner, intermediate, or advancedrunner
  • Beyond the asphalt — round out your fitness plan withstrength training, cross-training, and stretching activitiesthat'll get you in shape to run your heart out
  • Stay on track — ease race-day jitters with time-testedadvice on slowing down, giving your body a much-needed break, andgetting through the race without losing your cool

Open the book and find:

  • The physiology of running a marathon
  • The proper gear you'll need
  • Trusted guidance on creating a marathon training plan
  • How to identify and prevent common running-relatedinjuries
  • The 4-1-1 on stretching, crosstraining, and recovery duringtraining
  • Practical and motivational pre-race strategies
  • Ten things to do on marathon race day

Learn to:

  • Train for your first marathon no matter your skill level
  • Improve your performance through drills and workouts
  • Successfully complete your first or fastest race

About the Author:

Jason R. Karp, PhD, is a nationally recognized running and fitness coach, freelance writer and author, and exercise physiologist. He is the owner of RunCoachJason.com, a running coaching and personal training company, and the 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year.

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