To paraphrase the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, “A journey of 26.2 miles begins with a single step.” From the time the ancient Greek runner Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 B.C. to announce the Greeks’ victory in the Battle of Marathon, humans have had a compelling interest in taking that single step, and many more after that. Running a Marathon For Dummies shows you how to take 26.2 miles’ worth of steps to run a marathon, whether it’s your first one or fastest one.
The comprehensive and smartly written 360-page book, part of the highly successful For Dummies brand, covers everything all runners need to know about the marathon, including shoe selection, ten things you must do on marathon race day, secrets of the long run, and how to avoid injuries. It even offers 20-week training programs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners and provides information on top destination marathons around the world.
Whether you want to run a marathon just for the thrill of it or qualify for the Boston Marathon, Running a Marathon For Dummies will get you to the start line… and the finish line! The marathon truly is different from any other running race. It unites people. It changes people’s lives. And it will change yours.
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Wiley (November 13, 2012)
10% of the profit on every book sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in memory of the author's mother.