Synopses & Reviews
Do you consider yourself too old or out-of-shape to run a marathon? Do you fear that you lack the conditioning, motivation, or emotional strength to finish? If so, Grete Waitz, nine-time winner of the New York City Marathon, has a program for you that has proven to help would-be racers do what they thought was impossible: complete their first marathon. In Run Your First Marathon
, Waitz offers:
- A 16-week training program that has been proven successful time and time again
- Methods for physically and mentally preparing to start and finish a marathon
- Helpful tips regarding equipment, nutrition, and hydration
- Guidance to help overcome motivational and physical roadblocks
- And much more!
Now updated, with advice on 10Ks and other shorter races, Run Your First Marathon
will empower runners with the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to reach the finish line. Complete with sixty color photographs and information on the most current, cutting-edge trends in long distance running, this essential reference will make your marathoning dreams come true.
Sage advice from the nine-time winner of the New York City Marathon--now updated.
About the Author
Grete Waitz is widely regarded as one of history's greatest marathoners. Winner of the New York City Marathon a record nine times, she makes her home in Oslo, Norway, where she continues to run and train marathoners.Gloria Averbuch is a competitive runner and the author of The New York Road Runners Complete Book of Running & Fitness. She lives in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.