Run Your First Marathon: Everything You Need to Know to Make it to the Finish Line

Run Your First Marathon: Everything You Need to Know to Make it to the Finish Line


By (author) Gloria Averbuch, By (author) Grete Waitz

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  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 187mm x 235mm x 11mm | 527g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408111446
  • ISBN 13: 9781408111444
  • Illustrations note: Full-colour photography
  • Sales rank: 389,045

Product description

Run Your First Marathon: Everything you need to know to make it to the finish line is a practical, accessible and realistic guide to training and preparing for your first marathon. It provides an overview of all aspects of preparation - from making the initial commitment to marathon training, and buying running shoes and clothes, to nutrition, how to use running breaks in long-distance runs, and how personality and motivation affect everybody's training differently. For anyone thinking of running a marathon for the first time, this is essential reading that both clearly explains the size of the task ahead - something most other books on the subject skip over - and encourages you to do it!

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Author information

Grete Waitz won the New York marathon nine times, a marathon gold medal at the 1984 World Championships, a marathon silver medal at the 1984 Olympics. She has written books on running, health & fitness in English and Norwegian and has coached thousands of runners of all levels. Since her retirement from competitive running, she has worked on promoting health & fitness in the US and Europe. Gloria Averbuch has written 11 books on exercise, health & fitness. She is a masters runner and worked for the NY Road Runners for over 20 years.

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"Overall this book is easy to read and gives beginner's straightforward information." Women's Fitness (01/05/09) "A brilliant read accompanied by inspiring colour photographs." Health and Fitness (01/09/09)