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The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and on with Your Training


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ISBN13: 9781580052054
ISBN10: 1580052053
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Dawn Dais hated running. And it didn't like her much, either. Her fitness routine consisted of avoiding the stairs in her own house, because who really has the energy to climb stairs? It was with this exercise philosophy firmly in place that she set off to complete a marathon.

The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women is a fun training manual for women who don't believe that running is their biological destiny but who dream of crossing the finish line nonetheless. Revised in 2013, it now includes a new chapter on using technology as a training aid.

Daiss book features a realistic training schedule and is chock-full of how-to's, quizzes, and funny observations, which she felt were lacking in the guides she had consulted. She also integrates entries from her journal, sharing everything would-be marathoners need to know about the gear, the blisters, the early morning workouts, the late-night carb binges, and—most important of all—the amazing rewards.

Anyone can do a marathon. This book just makes the experience a little more bearable and a lot more fun.

About the Author

Dawn Dais is the head writer for and the new national magazine Hilarious. Her series of articles, titled "Search for Sport," runs in Cascade Sports Magazine. Dais contributes to a number of other local and national publications and has been featured on the well-known Quotable Cards series. Never say never, Dais continues to run. She lives in Sacramento, California.

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mllove, June 4, 2010 (view all comments by mllove)
I checked this book out at the library and enjoyed it so much that I'm buying a copy for myself and a friend. This was hilarious (I mean, laughing-out-loud hilarious), informative and inspirational. Dawn's journal entries were the best part and at the end of the book, I felt like I gained a running partner, or commiserator at least! I highly, highly recommend this book for anyone who is a runner, wants to be a runner, or anyone just wants a good laugh from this great read.
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Product Details

Dais, Dawn
Seal Press (CA)
Women's Health - General
Running & Jogging
Marathon running
Women's Health.
Marathon running -- Training.
Running for women
Sports and Fitness-Running
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Trade Paper
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8.75 x 5.5 in 9 oz

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