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How To Run A Marathon: A Guide For Beginners

How To Run A Marathon: A Guide For Beginners [Kindle Edition]

Jon Dean
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

This complete step-by-step guide will give you the core knowledge and confidence to complete your first marathon.

There's no greater feeling than crossing that finish line and getting your medal, but the problem is that many first-time runners fail to finish the race because they haven't done the proper training.

I wrote this book specifically for beginners, detailing all the crucial information you need in order to get you fully trained and across that finish line.

In this book you will discover:
  • A full and complete 26 week training plan that will take you from being a novice through to running the marathon

  • The crucial kit you need to have

  • The secrets to overcoming the mental blocks which will jump up at you along the way

  • Killer tips on how to keep your body fuelled and hydrated for your training runs

  • The important information on how to deal with injuries, and crucially, how to avoid them

  • How to keep yourself entertained on those long training sessions

  • Getting involved in running communities to help you along the way, and of course

  • The final preparation and race day.

...and much more!

In a few short seconds you could be on your way to training for your marathon, scroll to the top and click 'Buy Now' to start your training!

Good Luck!

Jon Dean

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2069 KB
  • Print Length: 77 pages
  • Publisher: Jon Dean (18 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,458 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jon Dean is a professional nerd from Manchester (UK) specialising in app and web development. Jon is also a keen long distance runner, and when he's not spending his spare time with his wife and two young children you will find him pounding the streets of Manchester.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stepping Up Training 24 July 2013
By Al
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I bought this book as my daughter, a middle-distance runner, is thinking about running the london marathon.

I wasn't sure how appropriate this book would be for her but I found a lot of the information invaluable. In particular the sections on a training plan were useful as she needs to change up the distances run and the amount of time spent training.

Also, the section on mental training is extremely useful as the difference in running 800 & 1500 metres and a full marathon can be taxing not only the body, but the mind too.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect when considering training for a triathlon 24 July 2013
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I have been sea swimming for just under a year now and am considering training up for a triathlon. By far the biggest block to me doing this was the running part. Having more than my own fair share of mental blocks to get over in this area (never did like cross country running at school) and basically having no idea where to start, this book has given me everything I need to get started, see it though and exceed my targets. As the author has actually gone from no running at all to successfully running a marathon I found learning from that experience invaluable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Newb's no1 guide to running a marathon 23 July 2013
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A basic, yet very informative view to running a marathon. The author takes the reader through what he did to prepare, and complete, a marathon.
I have ran several 5K events at Parkrun Leeds, and recently completed my first ever 10K. I have signed up for all 4 of Jane Tomlinson's run for life events next year, the Leeds half marathon, and the York Marathon, and will be training for them using the training plan provided.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good practical advice for the real world. 23 July 2013
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This book provided me with the answers I needed, especially on facing my mental block. The book also gave me some good advice on how to keep up the momentum, using social media. This is something I would never have thought about. Now all my family & friends know I am preparing for a marathon there is no backing out!!!

Great book for anybody like myself considering "going the extra mile" well the extra 26 ;)
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4.0 out of 5 stars how to run a marathon 5 May 2014
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A very easy to read and follow book. Now for the hard part, to get through the front door! Robin.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Less a book and more an oversized blog. 13 April 2014
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No issues with the content, all of it reasonable, but little to inspire and it scratches the surface of a number of topics. As someone who has just enrolled for their first marathon I felt a bit 'Meh' as there's nothing I hadn't seen before. Having said that, it's cheaper than buying a running magazine, which seem to rehash the same articles each couple of months, albeit in a slightly different order each time.

It's okay, but could have been far more.
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