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Marathon and Half-Marathon Running: Skills, Techniques, Training (Crowood Sports Guides)by Steve Trew
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How to enter the races, what event is right for you, training schedules, mental attitude, and dealing with injury
Starting with the history of the marathon and the myths that have grown around it, this practical guide also covers choosing an event, correct shoes and clothing, and how to train progressively, building up mileage for a first event. It also features discussion of tapering and race preparation, and the correct nutrition and hydration for a race. Additionally, there are tips on achieving a positive mental attitude, dealing with injury, and progressing onwards from a first marathon or half-marathon.
"Crowood Sports Guides" provide sound, practical advice that will make you into a better sportsperson, whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport.
About the Author
Steve Trew has been involved in running, swimming, cycling, and triathlons for almost 50 years as an athlete, coach, team manager, journalist, and commentator. He has trained athletes who went on to compete in the Olympic and Commonwealth, World and European Championships. He has also been team manager and coach at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, World and European Championships too. His other books include Be Your Best at Triathlon and Teach Yourself Triathlon.
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