Marathon: From Start to Finish by Sam Murphy

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runnerman
Reviewed: 29 December 2009

A big book but covers most about running and the marathon.

This is quite a good book to read. Sadly, its not a straightforward book so read it thoroughly. But in a nutshell, it will help you into running.
It have a starting out section which includes some tests about your current fitness and answers some concerns or questions you might have. The second section explains goes into training. It also explains technical jargon like lactate threshold and VOz max.
It also gives you good detail about buying shoes and running gear.
Very useful and handy.
The third section goes into exercises and warming up and gives
a good breakdown of exercises and well explained.
The next section is the 16 week programme which have different levels suited to you.
There is a section which is about motivation which is very useful and you can learn from what is said in this book.
There are sections on nutrition which explains about fats, carbo,fluids even alcohol as well as explaining about vitamins and minerals.
A section called crisis management which is about safety, the weather, injury. A guide on preparing for race day and the race itself and after the marathon.
This is a book that covers most about running and the marathon.
It is well written but its really a book about running rather than soley on the marathon. Its a good reference and if you are a beginner, you can learn from this book too.
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runnerman would recommend this product
VikW
Reviewed: 12 November 2009

VERY GOOD

This book takes a everyday look at marathon training
Excellent it is avery easy read which makes a marathon sound achievable!
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kay 1
Reviewed: 01 April 2008

GREAT READ

lots of practical advice for all runners not just fo marathon. will continue to use the book after the marathon.
think name will mean only people looking to run a marathon willl buy it
Got it as a prize and have not put it down! a great read for people new to running and also regular runner. nice and simple to read!
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Charlotte Richards
Reviewed: 16 December 2005

A MUST-HAVE BOOK FOR ALL APPREHENSIVE MARATHON BEGINNERS

Has an amazing ability to reassure at exactly the right moment. Having never run a marathon before (or even run anywhere!)the book encouraged me every step of the way.
I had to adapt the running plans slightly to incorporate a longer mid-week run.
Apart from adding to the running plans the book is fantastic. In fact everyone was sick of me saying 'In my book it says...'. It got me from zero to marathon runner in 7 months and I feel great for it. It kept things simple and interesting and motivated me every step of the way.
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