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It's intended as a lighthearted look at running when not a runner!
on 16 March 2014
I quite liked this book (Kindle edition) in that as I am training for my fourth marathon and not doing too well, it was reassuring to know that I am not the only one that suffers with the training and the monotony of it at times. It is a lighthearted approach to running a first marathon and I do not think it is seriously intended as a training guide. I don't agree with reviewers that she says its ok to run whilst taking Advil or Ibuprofen, she took it to get through the marathon in the face of ITB pain having completed the first 13 miles. I understand why she completed it regardless of pain as she was doing it for charity and the thought of wasting 16 weeks of training and disappointing not only herself but her sponsors was the spur. I did actually look up her finishing time (which she omits to state and seems very reluctant to talk about pace) which was 8.08 hours. I think to be on your feet for that amount of time in a hot climate and in pain is deserving of respect.