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An illustrated manual for beginners and improvers, covering all aspects of the training up to a marathon – week by week times, nutrition, warm up and cool-down exercises, the event itself, all aspects of health and physiology.
Tips from Liz McColgan, winner of the 1996 London Marathon, medallist Eamonn Martin and Cathy Shipton throughout , with excerpts from their running diaries.
Colour photos of big marathon moments, and of Liz and Cathy doing warm-up and cool-down routines.
Award-winning cartoonist, Observer’s Candy Guard’s cartoons featured.
Advice from top coaches and the medical advisor to the London Marathon and the British Heart Foundation.
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This book will provide you with all the inspiration and practical tips you need to run a marathon. Whether you are a fun-runner, a first-timer, an improver or a regular the 'Marathon Manual' will be an invaluable companion.
how to set attainable goals for beginners and improvers
adaptable training programme
speed endurance training – bettering your times and skills
planning a route with challenging terrains
building stamina for 26.2 miles – how to avoid 'the wall'
your kit – what you'll need for the event
food and drink – simple rules
warm-up and cool-down exercises
relaxation techniques for quick recovery
calendar of World marathon events
With tips and interviews with top British athletes, Liz McColgan and Eamonn Martin, and advice from top health specialists and coaches, the book is the best resource for all runners.
'Cathy Shipton', known to millions from her role as Duffy in the BBC TV series, 'Casualty', is a trained aerobics instructor and dedicated marathon runner, raising money for the British Heart Foundation.
'Liz McColgan' MBE is the most successful female distance runner in British athletics history. After a record-breaking track career she went on to win the New York Marathon in 1991, the 1992 Tokyo Marathon, and the Flora London Marathon in 1996.
"Once you've decided what programme to follow, stick with it then learn to listen to yourself...There will be ups and downs in training, and sometimes you'll be left wondering at your inconsistencies...but for sheer excitement you can't beat road racing."
Cathy Shipton is best known in her role as Duffy for 8 years in Casualty. She is a familiar face on UK T.V. She is also a trained aerobics instructor and runs the marathon each year for the British Heart Foundation.
Liz McColgan MBE is the UK’s best known woman endurance athlete and is the major star in marathon running and an Olympic Gold medallist.
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