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41 of 54 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm., 3 Sept. 2007
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This review is from: The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer (Paperback)
I've run a few 10k races and bought this book with a view to stepping up to marathon distance. I was really really disappointed - for every page of very good valuable tangible information about nutrition, stretching and training programmes, there are five more of interminable drivel with people proclaiming themselves to be 'AWESOME!' and wittering on about God answering their prayers and spurring them on to finish. Far far too much cliched American pyschobabble and precious little practical information - I'd like to know precisely why my muscles ache, and I what I can do about it, not how to visualise them as my favourite pop song. There are better training books out there, this is one for the happy clappers.
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Initial post: 6 Dec 2009 22:28:23 GMT
Jyo says:
Perhaps you should have read the title more carefully - if you already run 10k races then you can't be a 'Non-runner'! I found this book REALLY helpful as I am a true beginner who has never run more than 2 miles before but have signed up for a Marathon!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2010 16:06:57 BDT
I first of all said that the review was useful( ie the one by JD Carter) Then I read the article by JYO. Of course this book isn't for him. It's for people like me and JYO who just want to finish. Agree about the American psycho babble though

Posted on 26 Sep 2013 11:37:32 BDT
This book got me through the London Marathon and it was one of the best days of my life ,up there with the birth of my daughter and my wedding day . I wasn't fast but I ran all the way and I absolutley loved it and have been running ever since. Running isn't just about the training it's about mental strength and I drew on lot's of inspiration from the so called "drivel" in this book horses for courses if it's not your thing fair enough. Did you ever run your marathon Jasondavidcarter ????
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