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The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer by David A. Whitsett
The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer by David A. Whitsett
I got hold of this book as part of a plan for running my first marathon pretty much from scratch. It worked and I got round in a time that I'm happy with, so on that basis I can recommend it, but with a few caveats.

Too much talk of God, this may work for some, but switched me off.
Too much self-helpy, drippy talk. A section about a 'little engine who can' was particularly awful.
I amended the training plan, and increased the mileage in most weeks by 10-20 per cent, this worked for me, others may want more or less. I trained over 3 days a week rather than the 4 that the book suggests, this was purely my choice to fit in with work and family commitments, but the same… Read more

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