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Marathon runner's handbook
Fordyce, Bruce
Adult Nonfiction GV1065 .F67 2002

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Summary: Preparing for a marathon? > Marathon Runner`s Handbook> has everything you'll need to lead you to race day with confidence. This all-in-one resource is like a checklist of information for the distance runner. You'll learn how to- choose and customize the proper shoes and clothing for greater comfort while you run;- get your muscles in top running shape with proper strength and stretching exercises;- prevent, diagnose, and treat running injuries;- use pacing tables and shorter race targets to gauge your progress; and- fuel your body properly for optimum training and race-day performance.The clear, in-depth information and photos in this book make it easy to understand just what you need to do. Full-color photos and illustrations show recommended stretches and strength exercises; you'll also learn how to recognize and care for injuries. It's all here: From detailed advice on shoe shapes, lasts, and lacing to explicit training programs for the 10K, half marathon, marathon, and ultramarathon, this book gives you the essential information for running safely, comfortably, and swiftly.Whether you're getting ready to run your first marathon or you want to set a new personal record, this book provides the practical guidance and inspiration you need. Let > Marathon Runner`s Handbook> take you all the way to the finish!

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