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ISBN13: 9781570281822
ISBN10: 1570281823
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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 absolutely no running background. This book follows the same 16-week, four-day-a-week workout plan. What makes the success rate of this program so much higher than any other? The special emphasis on the psychological aspects of endurance activities. You don't have to love to run — you don't even have to like it — but you have to realize that you are capable of more than you have ever thought possible. One participant in the program explained it like this: "I'm doing this for me — not for others or the time clock. I just feel better when I run, plus it helps me to cope with things in general. The skills we've learned in this class don't apply just to marathoning — they apply to life! Just like you never know what the next step in a marathon will bring, so too, you never know what will happen next in life. But if you don't keep going, you're never going to find out. By staying relaxed, centered, and positive you handle just about anything that comes your way." This is marathon running for real people, people with jobs and families and obligations outside of running. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer has proven successful for men and women of all ages. Now let it work for you.

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Based on the highly successful marathon class offered by the University of Northern Iowa, The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer follows a 16-week, four-day-a-week workout plan. The class has been offered 5 times over 10 years, and all but one student finished the marathon. That is approximately 200 students — all first time marathoners and many with absolutely no running background.<P>This is marathon running for real people, people with jobs and families and obligations outside of running. This program has proven successful for men and women of all ages. Now let it work for you.

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Marathon running for real people - people with jobs, families and other obligations.

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, February 24, 2009 (view all comments by )
Got 16 Weeks?

Originally published in 1998, this book has been around awhile and stood the test of time. Who's it for? NORMAL people who have the desire to run and complete a marathon BUT also have other commitments that take up their time such as a family, job, etc. Don't have tons of time to train? This is your book. Need to get together a plan of attack? Keep reading.

The promise of the book is to that you'll be able to run 26.2 miles training just 4 days a week with no runs over 18 miles. It is based on a marathon class offered over the years at the University of Northern Iowa that touts a high success rate for 1st time marathoners. The book accomplishes this goal in sixteen chapters, one for every week of training.

Each chapter is cleanly divided up into 3 parts. Part one deals with the mental aspects of marathon training (which in my opinion is just as important as physical preparation when it comes to marathons), part two lays out the actual training program for the week, and the third part of each chapter contains advice and suggestions from people who have done the course and the program.

The book has a final 17th chapter which gives advice such as what to do after the marathon to make sure you recover well. Finally, the book ends with three appendices- one is a list of marathons to help you pick from, another on research that has been done on the program, and the last one a list of references and resources (always good to have those at hand).

All-in-all its a very COMPLETE book covering everything you can imagine about training for a marathon such as stretches, weight training exercises, nutritional advice, how to dress, and what shoes to wear.

Some practical bits: the 16 week training program does start you out running three miles, so in reality, you can tack on about another month or so of training to the 16 weeks in order to build up to the 3-mile starting point of the program. Along the same lines, pick a marathon that will be held no less than five months from the time you expect to start getting ready. And finally, runners suffering from plantar fasciitis might also want to check out "The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution". Good luck :)

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781570281822
Author:
Whitsett, David A.
Author:
Kole, Tanjalavo
Author:
Kole, Tanjala Jo
Author:
Whitsett, David A.
Author:
Dolgener, Forrest A.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Location:
Indianapolis, IN. :
Subject:
Training
Subject:
Running & Jogging
Subject:
Marathon running
Subject:
Track & Field
Subject:
Marathon running -- Training.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Running
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.76x7.04x.78 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Based on the highly successful marathon class offered by the University of Northern Iowa, The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer follows a 16-week, four-day-a-week workout plan. The class has been offered 5 times over 10 years, and all but one student finished the marathon. That is approximately 200 students — all first time marathoners and many with absolutely no running background.<P>This is marathon running for real people, people with jobs and families and obligations outside of running. This program has proven successful for men and women of all ages. Now let it work for you.
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