RW Coach Marathon Training Guide out today

Marathon coach cover

If you're gearing up for a spring marathon, Runner’s World Coach: Marathon Training Guide, out today in WHSmiths, will be an essential read over the winter months.

As the UK’s leading running magazine, Runner’s World has been helping aspiring marathon runners to reach their goals for almost 20 years. In that time we’ve been asked lots of questions on how to successfully get ready to run 26.2 miles.

With an easy-to-follow Q&A format, this new 180-page special edition features 143 of marathoners’ most common queries answered by the most knowledgeable experts in running. Covering everything from training, nutrition and injury-prevention right through to what to do on race day itself, it’s got all the answers for every step of your marathon journey.

The guide includes:

  • Complete 16-week training plans
  • Running rules of success explained
  • The best gels and supplements
  • Tips on how to avoid hitting the wall
  • Must-do UK and international marathons

Runner’s World Coach: Marathon Training Guide is now available nationwide from WHSmith for £7.99.

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If I purchase the book is there anything in it that would benifit me? I have Meniere's Disease and Fibromyalgia, last Christmas I was just under the 20 stone mark, now I am just under the 15 st and intend to lose more.

 But I am not a runner,I'm a walker. Not a trekker or rambler, I walk on paved surfaces, and I walk at under 4mph so from what I read in Runner's World I glean the fact that I would not be allowed to enter a half or full marathon race. My local running club says this is because they can not expect the those manning feed stations, first aid posts and the finish line to wait up for me and other like me.  Is there somewhere out there anyone who offers advice for walkers like me, e.g. training nutrition and races? 

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 17:25

Moonwalks take place in London and Edinburgh and are full marathon distances for walkers (I think they also do the HM distance and have recently introduced the ultra).   I have some friends who do them and since the first one they have become quite competitive.  I'm sure there will be information and forums linked to them to give advice on training etc.

Well done on the weight loss!

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 18:03

Oh I wish it was available in more places.  I work out of town, so its not that easy to get to Smiths, maybe I will have to put it on the Christmas list.  I don't want to order it online as I would like to have a quick look through first
Posted: 24/11/2012 at 19:58

This book is not available on the WHSmiths website or instore in Cardiff. I asked the staff to seach for it and they said that if it's not on their website it's not available. How can I get a copy of this to supliment my first marathon in April?
Posted: 07/12/2012 at 10:06

Also cannot find this online or in store in Bournemouth, I've even checked waterstones and amazon to no joy.  Has anyone managed to get there hands on this?? and if so, how?
Posted: 09/12/2012 at 22:17

I saw this at the motorway service station WH Smiths and thought id buy it at the next stop as I was still reading through Running Fitness. I didn't see it again. Any one, had any luck tracking them down ?

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 12:27

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