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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Jeremy P Tarcher; Revised edition edition (27 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399532595
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399532597
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 0.9 x 20.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 20 Mar. 2010
Format: Paperback
Written for a USA audience and very basic. For example it tells you to eat more carbs! Take a look at site as such as runners world's website and you'll get more detail. Not worth spending money on this book it is a bit naff
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By S. Pedlow on 27 July 2009
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I ran the Barcelona marathon in March of this year, I read an excellent book which literally addressed everything I needed to get me to the finish line. I bought 4 months as I am running the Amsterdam marathon in October and want to improve on my time. To surmise-I am a beginner in the world of marathons!

First off, I was surprised that the book was so small. Training for a marathon in a big commitment and you need good, comprehensive mental and physical training programme (in that order of importance too). Secondly, a few chapters into the book Kuehls starts touting Runners world (a magazine he writes for) and drops running shoe brand names-this actually annoyed me.

The book is a simple read-but you have to purchase it well in advance of four months to your marathon. The theory behind the title goes on the premise that you can train at a reasonable intensity for 45 minutes prior to commencing your 4 months to a 4 hour marathon training programme.

For first time marathoners I would steer well clear of this book, the training programmes do look convinicing-but the 'Non-runners marathon Trainer' Whitsett et al. is a far, far better read and a million times more comprehensive. Simply put-I would not have crossed the finish line (feeling as good as I did) without reading the Non-Runners marathon trainer). In fact for the Amsterdam marathon I am consulting the aforementioned book for a refresher!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Zachary Fitzgerald on 17 Jun. 2009
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Before I read this book I had ran one marathon in an embarassing 5 hours 20 mins.

After reading it I completed the Vancouver marathon in 3.58.

It's a great book. It's very short and contains only relevant information which is handy because there's no waffle to wage through so you can utilise your leisure time efficiently.

I would strongly recommend this to inexperienced runners
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. M. Smith on 8 Oct. 2009
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I found this book to be a useful guide, with some helpful tips for my first marathon, but to be honest I'd read a lot of the content on Runner's World forums beforehand too. I ran my first marathon in 4:04, and apart from a couple of factors that I've put down to lack of experience i.e. starting right at the back of a very busy London Marathon (note to self to put down a 'slightly' faster prediction time for 2010), I can honestly say I think the reason I did not run under 4 hours was because nowhere in all my reading, including this book, did anyone tell me to account for the extra distance you actually run during a marathon. This might seem like a stupid mistake on my behalf, but throughout this book it tells you to run consistent 9 min/miles, which should bring you in around 3:56, but unless you follow the blue line on the ground religiously, you like me, will end up running 26.7 miles, and as I'd worked out before the race that if I was struggling, that to get under 4 hours I only needed to run at 9:09 pace, I came in late. Even if I'd managed to stick to 9 min/miles I would have been over the 4 hours. So I just thought I would remind people to make allowance for the extra distance if running a big marathon! BTW, I have a place for 2010 and will be following the 3:45 regime this time! Wish me luck.....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Girl in a hurry on 25 Aug. 2009
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The tone is a bit patronising, but this book works! I'm sporty but not a runner, and I followed the guide to the letter, finishing first marathon in 3:57.
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Could not put this book down, read it in an hour!! Im running the London Marathon in April and although i'd already started my training before i purchased it, it still has been a massive form of encouragement and a great training tool. With a witty flow to keep you with him, the author guides you through the motions, reasons and evidence to be able to run a 4 hour marathon and i was amazed at the results. Heres hoping my marathon is a 4 hour success!
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By Kathryn on 28 April 2012
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My first review because this book is worth it. If you want a training programme to improve your speed then this is it. I just completed the Paris Marathon in 4.06 taking 20 minutes off my last marathon and I now feel like I can go on to run the next under the four. This is a very easy programme to follow and enjoyable, before you know it you are running faster. I can totally recommend this book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. Campion on 22 Oct. 2009
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I was very disappointed with this book. It was incredibly thin on information. I cannot imagine it being of any use to anyone unless they were totally new to running and knew no more about marathon running than that it's 26 miles.
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