Many people marvel at the feat of the marathon, but few actually take up the challenge against mind and body. "I'm not fit enough" or "I haven't got enough time to do all that training" are classic responses that stop so many people from setting out and taking the first step towards a lifetime achievement, one which can never be taken away and one you never tire of telling people about. Yes, the marathon is a long way to run, jog or walk, let us not forget that, but author Richard Nerurkar--Great Britain's most successful marathon runner of the 1990's--is a man that has seen it, done it and got the medals to prove it. His insight can guide the novice from the end of the street to the finish line, 26 miles--and don't forget the 365 yards--later, while at the same time help the elite club runner find those extra few seconds that will give you a new personal best. As well as providing structured training schedules to follow, Nerurkar shares his own experiences with the reader to help you on your way no matter what your standard. The pages are crammed full of practical tips for the active mind and body and have all been put into practice so you be sure that despite the pain and suffering they work. There are no shortcuts to the marathon, but with the help of this book Nerurkar points you in the right direction. --Andrea Bullock
"This book contains everything you need to know about running a marathon and if you're thinking of taking on 26.2 miles, this really will be a vital tool"
-- Women's Fitness (August 2008)
"This book tackles all areas of preparation for a marathon, both mental and physical, and is a thoroughly enjoyable and motivating read" -- Women's Fitness (August 2008)
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