Marathon The Ultimate Training Guide Advice Plans and Programs for Half and Full Marathons Especially in tough economic times running offers an affordable and positive way to relieve stressand gain a sense of accomplishment Marathons and than ever half marathons are the ultimate achievemen

  • Title: Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide: Advice, Plans, and Programs for Half and Full Marathons
  • Author: Hal Higdon
  • ISBN: 9781609612245
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • Especially in tough economic times, running offers an affordable and positive way to relieve stressand gain a sense of accomplishment Marathons and than ever half marathons are the ultimate achievement for runners and have experienced an unprecedented boom in the last several years.New hunger for reliable information on marathon and half marathon training, as well asEspecially in tough economic times, running offers an affordable and positive way to relieve stressand gain a sense of accomplishment Marathons and than ever half marathons are the ultimate achievement for runners and have experienced an unprecedented boom in the last several years.New hunger for reliable information on marathon and half marathon training, as well as new technologies that have revolutionized ordinary people s ability to train intelligently, means the time is right for a new edition of longtime Runner s World contributor Hal Higdon s classic guide to taking the guesswork out of preparing for a marathon, whether it s a reader s first or fiftieth.Since its original publication in 1993, Higdon s definitive manual has sold over a quarter of a millioncopies through all channels The book is such a consistent seller for many reasons, but above andbeyond all the others is this one It works At the core of the book remains Higdon s clear and essential information on training, injury prevention, and nutrition With than 25 percent new material, this fourth edition of a running classic will be a must own for both longtime runners and those new to the sport.

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    1. So I used Hal Higdon's training guide on the interwebs to train for my first marathon on October 9th this year, the Chicago Marathon. At the expo the day before the race, my younger sister (who ran the race with me - well, as much as anyone who finished an hour ahead of me "ran with" me) excitedly spotted Hal and got him to sign her a brand new copy of his book. I sat by with a camera ready, but she was too timid to ask him for a picture, and I was too timid to demand that she pose with him. We [...]

    2. It still holds up as one of the top marathon books/training guides after all these years. I was completely out of shape, and I hadn't ran a step in five or six years. I read this book, followed the training guide, and ran a 4 hour marathon less than three months later. I also lost 25 pounds during the training process.Hal's book is still the best marathon running book around, a must read for anyone wanting to run a marathon, but not wanting to urinate blood & spinal fluid afterward.

    3. I have read 8 books on running. Everything from running for weight loss to the ultimate beginners guide and from inspirational fiction on running to marathon training. I have to say that Hal Higdon's Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide, Advice, Plans and Programs for Your 1st Marathon or 50th was a favorite. You have to wonder how many books on running can you read? Don't they all start to sound the same? Yes and no. The basic information like how to stay hydrated, warnings on things not to do [...]

    4. I’ve made it my business to check out every marathon ebook available at my local library. I have universally disliked them all up until now. This one is fantastic.Just about every new runner training for any event has, at least, perused one of Hal Higdon’s plans. They are free, readily available, easy to understand, and geared to beginners. I’m familiar with them, but I’ve never used them. I have always used Pfitzinger’s Road Racing and Fitzgerald’s Brain Training for Running. Since [...]

    5. This book will either inspire you to run a marathon or scare you to death. Though it breaks down the act of running 26.2 miles into manageable chapters, the feat may seem more daunting as you turn the last page. Fortunately, Higdon has populated his informative book with many testimonials from runners, from the confident elite to the skeptical newcomers.As a veteran marathon runner with 111 marathons under his belt, he knows what he's talking about. His experience, his mistakes, his discoveries [...]

    6. I read this book as I was training for my first (and so far only) marathon. It was heartfelt, funny, and sincere. One quote that I will forever remember is that you should never sign up for your next marathon until you have forgotten the pain of the last one.

    7. Ok so this book wasn't BAD I just was annoyed by a few thingsis book felt very repetative. The author revistied the importance of carb-loading and the spagehtti dinner like 10 times, once or twice would be fine but after awhile I wanted to scream, "We get the point!" Also, maybe I'm not a serious enough runner but I found the chapter on women training during menstruation just un-necessary. I also got a little tired of the ten million examples the author used of olympic athletes training secrets [...]

    8. Anytime I get a new hobby, I like to learn as much about it as I can. I'm a knowledge collector of sorts. A really bad jack-of-all-trades. I like to learn and if something catches my attention and interests me, I want to learn as much as I can about it until I'm over it. Running is my newest obsession.So I got this book from the library actually just read this straight through, not picking and choosing parts that sounded interesting. I found it helpful and insightful and slightly overwhelming an [...]

    9. Everything that I need to know and more. The only downside was they were ABSOLUTELY adamant that first time marathoners should NEVER have a goal beyond finishing the race. But my opinion is that I want to beat the race, I don't want the race to beat me. I don't want to feel like I barely finished by the skin of my teeth. I want to achieve the status of marathoner without nearly killing myself to cross the finish line.

    10. One of the best marathon manuals that I have read. Unfortunately for me I ran out of time and had to finish it after my 1st marathon thus not requiring the training schedule at the end. However, this had some great advice which I will defo use on my next marathon. Yes, I'm going to do another one. I loved it, every minute. Wish I'd done one earlier than my 40th year!Read again a year later before doing my second marathon. Still the best book in my opinion to read on marathons.

    11. This book was a great asset in training for my first marathon. I finished with a respectable time-for me. It answered a lot of questions I didn't even know I had, being a newbie and a solitary runner. I'm using it again to train for my second marathon.

    12. I'm keeping this book close at hand! Will read and re-read. Currently following the intermediate training plan for my 5th half marathon, will then roll into the novice training plan for my 1st full marathon.

    13. I loved this book. Signed up for my first marathon and this book got me so excited to start training. He makes it sound so doable. Can't wait!!!

    14. That's a real great piece for anyone who's preparing for a marathon or just began running :-) I recommend it highly

    15. A really good overview of marathon training. Especially helpful if you're running your first and don't quite know what to expect from running 26 miles 385 yards.

    16. A friend of mine has registered for the Berlin Marathon 2018 and this inspired me to check what it takes to run such a long distance. I don't plan to do it myself but as a novice runner I am more attracted to the longer distances than the short ones (<5k). Also, every true Science Fiction buff needs to know how to survive in a post-apocalyptic world without cars and horses. Walking and running might become the only option to move from one place to another. :)The Marathon guide contains the ac [...]

    17. This might make you feel a bit better. Guess what? Hal Higdon updated his Marathon book with an all new 3rd edition! YAY!Have you ran a marathon before? Have you ever tried to follow one of Hal Higdon's marathon training programs? You may not care, but let me tell you a little bit about myself before you start your judgements, on me and on Hal. I am a 25 year old female who started running 3 years ago. Since becoming obsessed with the sport of running I have run close to 20 races including 2 ful [...]

    18. Great resource for anyone planning (or even thinking about!) running a marathon. Currently I'm using his training plans to work towards a half to build my mileage before starting to train for a full marathon. I got a lot out of this book even though I'm not currently training for a marathon (though it is on the horizon). Hal Higdon has run over 100 marathons (sheesh!), has coached several (hundred?) runners to run 26 miles and 385 yards, and has written a few training plans available for free on [...]

    19. Welp, I signed up for a marathon, trained for a marathon and ended up with a nagging ACL strain. So I deferred my race till next year. I did learn a lot and this guide was helpful. Longest long run during training was 19.5 miles, and I did a few 50 mile or so weeks. I can salvage my embarrassment of still not having run a marathon as a sort of familiar runner's lesson about overtraining and moderately poor luck. Motivating myself to do that epic training is still some kind of lesson in initiativ [...]

    20. I really, really wanted to enjoy this book, but I just found it really underwhelming. Having run half marathons and marathons prior to reading this book, I found a lot of the information to be basic things that you pick up on the internet and from running groups. There wasn't anything in this book that I hadn't already heard.I also thought he relied heavily on anecdotes from Olympic runners and people from his online training program. There were so many stories that once you got midway into the [...]

    21. He's a good story teller and I'd like him as my coach - I think I'd succeed with his plans. I appreciate that he does both a high level view and then takes a step back and breaks it down should you need it. I also thought the chapter layout made sense with respect to race training.I don't feel this was as good as his half marathon book, and some of his tables just don't translate well to the Kindle format. Although updated, too much of the info dates to when the internet is new and explanations [...]

    22. Hal is one of the most renowned marathon training experts. This book is definitely a "couch to marathon" type of book. I think that all of the information in the book is also found on the website. The training plans are likely the most useful parts. While Hal's sense of humor kept me entertained, the style of the book felt like a string of articles that had been pieced together just to make a book. There was a ton of repetition and little flow from section to section.

    23. Informative and interesting. Higdon too falls victim to what I’m now assuming is the prerogative of every coach/trainer turned author - singing his own praises enough that it becomes slightly obnoxious - but not as much as, say, Bret Contreras.Even though I read the latest revised addition, some of the language still makes it seem dated. But I feel more knowledgeable and prepared for having read it, and really enjoyed all the anecdotes and advice.

    24. Read this book prior to running my first marathon. Followed the novice training plan religiously and finished the marathon in less than 4 hours with some personal bests along the way. It is a bit basic at times but I found it a good thing to go over the basics. All in all, loved the book and will recommend it to anyone into running.

    25. Learned a lot about how marathon running affects the body and what you can do to optimize performance. A bit of an arrogant tone to the book, and a lot of it was more aimed at elite or Boston-level runners, but I feel a little less anxious about my first marathon now.

    26. It was informative and a great first step to marathon preparation, but a lot of the content was anecdotal: what this person does, what that person says, what I like to do, etc. It gave me a great starting point to do more in depth research but my knowledge seeking did NOT stop with this book.

    27. Very informative. Was very glad to read it and looking forward to trying some of the things I learned while training for my next race.

    28. Reading this has been the perfect way to stay motivated for my training runs, plus it's very informative. I've been following his training plan anyway, so why not read the book?

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