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.
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