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Four Months to a Four-Hour Marathon: Everything a Runner Needs to Know about Gear, Diet, Training, Pace, Mind-Set, Burnout, Shoes, Fluids, Schedules,

Dave Kuehls

Serving as a personal trainer for runners looking to improve their performance, this guide details what to expect, how to train, what to eat, and even what to wear. It includes coverage of the 36 fastest marathons in North America.


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Book Information

Publisher: Tarcherperigee
Publish Date: 06/27/2006
Pages: 117
ISBN-13: 9780399532597
ISBN-10: 0399532595
Language: English

Full Description

Let Four Months to a Four-Hour Marathon be your personal trainer. Whether you're a competitive veteran or a recreational beginner, this essential guide will tell you exactly what to eat, what to wear, what to expect, and how to train. When race day arrives, author Dave Kuehls, contributing editor at Runner's World and a marathoner himself, will have you in the best shape of your life--physically and mentally. All you have to do is take the first step.

Four Months to a Four-Hour Marathon includes:

- Day-by-day training schedules for 4-hour and 5-hour marathoners
- Detailed diet plans
- The marathoner's mind-set
- Right and wrong things to wear
- How to pick the right sneakers
- Pain vs. performance--how far to go
- Common pitfalls to avoid--in training and during the race
- A list of the 36 marathons in North America where you can run the fastest times

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