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- Print Length: 167 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 197916598X
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B076CJZMJW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,317 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Going back to the book, Julie is covering all basics as well as helping you to realise that a thick skin is required to stop the hecklers and disapproving fellow runners from knocking your confidence. This is an important thing to think about.
I’ve signed up for my first marathon in the Spring and it’ll be a tough one but I’m hoping there is more to come in the following chapters which will help me prepare. I am loving the 60 second rule as it is definitely something I need to apply to my running and I’ll practice this from now on.
It is an honest guide from a woman who has been out there battling more than just a race and she gives her readers plenty to consider before doing the full monty.
This was very different to a lot of the other books. The main thing that stood out was the refreshing honesty about what life is like for a runner who is carrying more weight than average. As other reviewers have described, it is like having a chat with Julie herself, and she tells it like it is.
I also like that she doesn't simply say, "Ah well, just do your best". There is detailed advice about drawing up a marathon plan, getting an athlete mindset, avoiding the sweeper bus and, best of all, training advice including a breakdown of lots of running terminology that might be alien to a beginner. Encouragement is given to be the best runner you can be within the body you have and that includes encouragement to include speed work and track work in your training plan.
I think any runner will benefit from the advice such as what to expect on race day. Julie also addresses the issue of fear. Having done my first marathon this year, I can confirm that the fear that Julie describes is real!
If you haven't run a marathon yet, and have a burning desire to run one, this is the book for you.
This is a must have for anyone thinking of running a marathon for the first time!
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