The Non-runner's Marathon Trainer by David A. Whitsett

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 The Non-runner's Marathon Trainer by David A. Whitsett

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Follows a 16-week, four-day-a-week workout plan with emphasis on the psychological aspects of endurance activities.

Reader Reviews

4 user reviews of The Non-runner's Marathon Trainer by David A. Whitsett See all

Overall reader score
Got this non runner through her first london marathon in her 40th year in 4 hours 35 mins. wish i could find as good a book to enable me to run this year in a better time. Continue reading...
Very good first book, was put onto it by reviews on Amazon.

It helped all 105kg of me go from someone who hadn't done any sustained exercise since leaving school 20+ years ago, smoked for big chunks of that Continue reading...
Recommend it as a starter book. five stars from me! think other first-timers will find it to be very useful as it contains all the necessary info without scary splits, fartleks etc. Continue reading...
Can't recommend this highly enough. Includes pages to log your training progress and advice on all aspects of marathon preparation. I consulted other books but kept coming back to this one. Only quibble I have Continue reading...

Discussions

I am currently doing the pretraining program!  My only question is.. can I do additional cardio with it?  Before I started the program I was doing at least 60 minutes of cardio a day and with the pretraining program I am down to 30 minutes, I feel like I am not doing enough!  Please help!!

Posted: 12/01/2010 at 00:34

Yes, of course you can, as long as you don't find it too exhausting. How much of a "non-runner" are you, is it really necessary for you to do the pre-training program e.g. do you struggle to run?

Posted: 12/01/2010 at 09:49



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