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The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer
David A. Whitsett
1570281823
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Athlete. Runner. Marathoner. Are these words you wouldn't exactly use to describe yourself? Do you consider yourself too old or too out of shape to run a marathon? But somewhere deep inside have you always admired the people who could reach down and come up with the mental and physical strength to complete such a daunting and rewarding accomplishment? It doesn't have to be somebody else crossing the finish line. You can be a marathoner. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer is based on the highly successful marathon class offered by the University of Northern Iowa, which was featured in a Runner's World article titled "Marathoning 101." The class has been offered five times over 10 years, and all but one student finished the marathon. That is approximately 200 students -- all first time marathoners and many with...


Four Months to a Four-hour Marathon
Dave Kuehls
0399524150
July 1, 1998
Paperback
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Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Makes running a marathon sound like a wonderful idea."

New York Newsday
New York Newsday: "Bright and witty, it's based on a solid, sensible program, and chock-full of interesting tidbits -- including details on how to prepare for (and survive) your long runs, a dress code based on temperature and humidity, plus a list of the 36 fastest marathon courses in North America."

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Marathoning for Mortals
John Bingham
1579547826
May 2003
Paperback
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Jessica Stedman Guff, senior producer of ABC-TV's The View
". . . I thank John Bingham for bolstering my courage and helping me run, literally, for my life."

Review
"At the end of every marathon training run, I recite the Penguin mantra: 'The miracle isn't that I finished, it's that I had the courage to start.' I thank John Bingham for bolstering my courage and helping me run, literally, for my life."--Jessica Stedman Guff, senior producer of ABC-TV's The View

"Jenny Hadfield is an amazing motivator. She makes regular people believe that they can undertake amazing things--and then she's there all the way to encourage them, right down to the finish line. I've never met another coach quite like her."--Kathy O'Malley, WGN Radio--Chicago talk show host in training for her first...


Duel in the Sun : Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's Greatest Marathon
John Brant
1594862621
February 21, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1982, Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley ran the entire 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon neck and neck, finishing within two seconds of each other. For both, it was the pinnacle of a running career cut short, for Salazar because of a mysterious malaise, and for Beardsley because of a drug addiction that developed after a farm accident. Brant, a Runner's World writer, weaves the tension of the race into the story of the decline of both runners. He's clearly a running enthusiast; few others would write of the race as "one of the signature moments in the history of distance running—perhaps, in the history of any sport." The story is sad yet triumphant; despite the end of serious running careers, both men made successes of their lives. Brant tells their tales reverently; his style creates distance instead...


Daniel's Running Formula: Proven Programs 800m to the Marathon
Jack Daniels
0736054928
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Provides an expert training and racing blueprint for dedicated runners of all abilities. Containing a complete, updated system, this new edition simplifies the physiology of training to facilitate every runner's quest for peak performance.

From the Publisher
"This book is a fine example of the perfection that the running world has come to expect from Jack Daniels. Well thought out, concise, and purposeful, it embodies the training programs of time-proven principles that enhanced my own running performances. Simply put, Daniels’ formula works. This book is a must read for every runner and coach interested in achieving peak performance." Jim Ryun Former world record holder—880 yds, mile, and 1500m Three-time Olympian "Great book! Its organization and explanations...


Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training
Heather Hedrick
0789733145
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

Signed up for a half-marathon and not sure what you've gotten yourself into? Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 8K, 10K or Half-Marathon Race is an easy-to-understand introduction to the world of running half-marathon, or shorter, race. Endorsed by the National Institute for Fitness and Sport, this book is packed with illustrations, notes on how to stay motivated and tips on how to train without pain. It will guide you through your marathon-training program and show you how to find the appropriate clothing and shoes, prevent and treat injuries and warm-up before running. Even if you are walking a shorter distance, this is a beneficial training manual. So run, or walk, to your nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of ABG to Half-Marathon Training today! ...



Marathon: You Can Do It!
Jeff Galloway
0936070250
August 9, 2001
Paperback
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Whole Earth, Winter 2002
". . . sane and wise guidance . . . lots of expert encouragement, backed by Galloway's experience in helping hundreds of marathoners . . ."

Bill Rodgers
Jeff Galloway is perhaps the one individual in the American running community who can combine a superior knowlege of our sport with the hightest level of achievement - making the Olympic team. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Competitive Runner's Handbook
Bob Glover
0140469907
Apr 1999
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
"Competitive running gives your running life a focus. Competition measures progress. You set a goal and accomplish it." Bob Glover and Shelly-lynn Florence Glover, authors of The Competitive Runner's Handbook, know what they're talking about. Bob has run competitively for nearly 40 years, coached for 30 years, and completed more than 30 marathons, while Shelly-lynn has raced for more than 20 years and is an exercise physiologist with a master's degree from Columbia University. They've coauthored several books on running. Clocking in at over 600 pages, The Handbook covers basic training techniques, gives tips on speed training, and outlines regimens for specific races: short, 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon. There are also sections on motivation and the mental aspects of competitive running, proper running form,...


Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide: Advice, Plans, and Programs
Hal Higdon
1594861994
September 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Will get any runner across the finish line of a marathon. I highly recommend it," said Olympic-marathon gold medalist Frank Shorter.

"There's plenty of sound training advice here for runners of all levels," said Ken Sparks, PhD, who achieved a marathon personal record of 2:28 at age 46.


The Great Divide
Dayle Ann Dodds
0763615927
Mar 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this crafty story of a cross-country race called "The Great Divide," numerical division accounts for the narrowing of the field. Eighty costumed competitors (in 10 groups of eight) begin the event on bicycles, but only half of them ford a rocky red canyon to continue: "On with the race./ Head for a boat!/ Forty racers now have to float!" These 40 (now 10 groups of four) climb aboard two big rowboats, and a whirlpool diminishes their number by half again. Dodds (Sing, Sophie!) continues reducing the group to 10 and to five, at which point "one runner stops with a rock in her shoe," enabling the final four to grab tandem bikes. The author demonstrates rather than describes the math, and her terse rhymes reinforce the racers' sense of urgency. Meanwhile Mitchell's individualized portraits of the athletes raise...


Marathon : The Ultimate Training Guide
Hal Higdon
1579541712
October 15, 1999
Paperback
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Review
"This revised edition provides clear and effective advice that will get any runner across the finish line of a marathon. I highly recommend it."--Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic-marathon gold medalist

"Higdon's years of marathoning experience come through in this practical book. Aspiring or veteran marathoners will benefit enormously from its proven guidance."--Grete Waitz, 9-time winner of the New York City Marathon

"Marathon is must reading for anyone who wants to maximize performance."--Nancy Clark, R.D., Author of Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook

"There's plenty of sound training advice here for runners of all levels."--Ken Sparks, Ph.D., Marathon personal record of 2:28 at age 46


The Runner's Training Diary
Bob Glover
0140469915
June 1997
Paperback
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Totally Spies
Marathon
1595328173
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The girls can't believe their luck when Jerry sends them off to Hawaii for a little vacation in the tropical sun! But before their sun block even dries, Clover, Alex and Sam uncover an explosive plot to make volcanoes erupt all over the world. Add in a hot surfer dude and it leads to one sizzling day at the beach! Will these sleeping volcanoes lie? One thing is for sure: Nothing will stop these spies from heading to the school dance to blow off a little steam!


Marathon Training for Dummies (Books for Dummies Series)
Tere Stouffer Drenth
0764525107
February 2003
Paperback
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Review
“…the Dummies series of books have been a godsend…”(Big Issue, 29 March 2003)

“…a well-laid out book full of hints and tips…” (M2 Best Books, 8 July 2003)

M2 Best Books, 8 July 2003
&a well-laid out book full of hints and tips&

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Totally Spies
Marathon
1595326820
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Spies are shocked to learn that Jerry has gone into retirement. But they don't mind too much when their new WOOHP contact gives them a credit card and tell them to go shopping. When the shopping trip almost turns deadly, the Spies are warned that Tim Scam, a former WOOHP agent, is on the loose and stirring up trouble...and he may be closer than the Spies realize. - Based on the top-rated series on Cartoon Network - Appeals to fans of Scooby Doo, Josie and the Pussycats, and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen - #1 show in France - Cross-promoted on Totallyspies.com


Advanced Marathoning
Pete D. Pfitzinger
0736034315
February 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Run faster marathons with hard-core, scientific training! Commitment and hard work are essential, but successful marathoning also takes intelligent preparation. Advanced Marathoning contains all the information you’ll need to run faster, peak for multiple marathons without injury, and meet your marathon goal—whether it’s running a personal best, qualifying for the Boston Marathon, or winning your age division. If you are willing to put in the work necessary to run faster, Advanced Marathoning will show you how to train efficiently and effectively to meet your goals with both single- and multiple- marathon programs presented in clear, weekly schedules. If you are ready to do more than simply finish a marathon, this book is for you.

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The Last Pick : The Boston Marathon Race Director's Road to Success
Joan Benoit Samuelson (Foreword), et al
1594864225
April 4, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
"If you can dream it, it can happen."  In this heartening book, Boston Marathon race director and motivational speaker David McGillivray shares the challenges he has overcome to inspire readers to similar triumphs in their own lives.


How to Train for and Run Your Best Marathon
Gordon Bakoulis Bloch
0671797271
Aug 1993
Paperback
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26 Miles to Boston: The Boston Marathon Experience from Hopkins to Copley Square
Michael Connelly
1585748285
April 2003
Paperback
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Review
"26 MILES TO BOSTON offers a unique look at the event and what it means to runners and the Boston community as it has never before been chronicled."
--Boston Athletic Association




Marathon Training
Joe Henderson
0736051910
Jan 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Presents 3 separate 100-day training programs to maximize your efforts. Use as you would a personal coach to motivate, inform, and inspire you through 91 days of marathon training and 9 days of post-race recovery.

About the Author
Joe Henderson has been writing about running for more than 40 years. He's the West Coast editor for Runner’s World magazine and the author of more than 20 books on running, including several by Human Kinetics: Better Runs, Running 101, and Fitness Running. He is a columnist with Runner’s World, publishes the newsletter Running Commentary, and teaches running courses at the University of Oregon. The Road Runners Club of America has twice named Henderson Journalist of the Year. He is also a member of the club’s Hall of Fame. He lives...

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