Racing with the Ancient Greeks

Racing with the Ancient Greeks : How to Train for Your Very First Marathon

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Many people, whether they are active runners or not have aspired to run a marathon and even though they are in reasonably good health. They may not be in tip top marathon running shape, which is why they always make some excuse like -maybe someday I'll run a marathon- or -maybe next year I'll start training.- And of course that excuse gets extended year after year, until eventually the dream of running a marathon is completely forgotten however, it doesn't have to be the good news about running. Is that it does not require any highly specialized training to learn the basics of running any able-bodied individual. That is in reasonably good health can run. The really hard part is building up the fitness levels and technique could allow you to run at your very best. A marathon is 26.2 miles or 42.195 km and is reported to be the distance that a Greek soldier ran from the battle of Marathon to Athens to report on the war's progress before collapsing (and dying from exhaustion) this length was adopted by the Greeks and used in a variety of competitions it took its name from the great battle of Marathon as a way to remember not only the battle but also these valiant soldier and his heroic Run. It was also broken down into a half marathon (13.1 miles) a 10K (6 miles) and a 5K (3 miles). However, the measurement of 26.2 miles did not become the official distance of a marathon until 1921 London Olympics when this distance for a marathon was set in stone by the Olympic committee before 1921. A marathon could be slightly less than 26 miles, or slightly more depending on what the judges or officials decided as they would often choose their own landmarks to represent marathon and Athens, so the distances were very slightly. (In case you were wondering. A kilometer is exactly 6/10 of a mile).show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 2.29mm | 99.79g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1508630240
  • 9781508630241