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5.0 out of 5 stars Motivating Training Schedule, 30 July 2009
This review is from: The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer (Paperback)
I have bought this product with the intention of running a marathon next year. I haven't done much running previously, but around 3 weeks before buying the book I was running between 1 and 2 miles, maybe a couple of times a week. I decided I was going to run a marathon next year. I am now 3 weeks into the training schedule and am running 17 miles per week, and can't believe it. The training schedule is gradual and keeps you motivated by keeping you increasing your distances, but only slightly. There are good sections at the end of each week which are quotes from other people who have done the training course. These do actualy spur you on and do offer some good tips. The book uses alot of motivational mind tricks, which do feel silly to start with, but again do work once you put them into practice when your 1 mile from home on your first 6 mile run.. ha ha! The idea of the book is only to get you over the finishing line of a marathon, and not to get tied up with aspirations of finishing in under 3 hours etc... or even finishing the race without walking. As they say, its not cheating to walk part of a marathon! You must have one goal only, which is to cross the finishing line. Adding any other agendas may spoil the acheivement of doing that.
Anyway, I am only part way through the training and book and recomend this to anyone who is a novice to intermediate runner who wants to become a marathoner :)
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