Intended for everyone from the complete beginner to the experienced runner wishing to improve on racing strategy, this book gives information on: structuring an effective build up; training harder without doing too much; improving your pace judgement and producing your best on race day.
Nutrition for Marathon Running describes how the running body works and explains why performance in a marathon is so highly influenced by what a runner eats and drinks. The special dietary requirements of vegetarians, females, veterans and diabetic runners are all covered as well as information about running in hot and cold climates. By the end of the book, readers should be in no doubt just how important diet is in the training for, and running of, a marathon. The author addresses the following questions and many more: How can I keep hydrated on long training runs? What is the best thing to have for breakfast on the morning of the marathon? Are sports drinks really better than plain water? Why do I always seem to get a cold after running a marathon? What happens at the drinks station on route? The marathon is in the morning but I do all my training in the evening: will this matter?
The book contains recent research about physiology, psychology, nutrition and training aspects of Marathon Running of different age, gender and performance level. The basic knowledge of marathon running with explanations of the physiological and psychological mechanisms induced by marathon training with the associated adaptations and subsequent improved physiological capacities are presented in a reader friendly format for researchers and practitioners. The book includes a full range of useful practical knowledge, as well as trainings principles to guide the reader to run marathon faster. After reading the book the reader is able to develop training plans and owns the knowledge about up-to-date scientific results in the fields of physiology, psychology, nutrition in marathon running.
Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will make you into a better sportsperson, whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport. Contents include: the history of the marathon and the myths that have grown around it; the big races and practical advice on how to enter; deciding on what type of event is right for you; correct shoes and clothing; how to form a training schedule and train progressively, building up mileage for your first event; a discussion of tapering and race preparation, and the correct nutrition and hydration for your race; tips for achieving a positive mental attitude; dealing with injury; progression onwards from your first marathon or half-marathon. Aimed at beginner to intermediate runners and superbly illustrated with over 200 colour photographs.
The authoritative guide to entering a marathon, from training plans and nutritional guidance to running for charity
Author: Tim Rogers
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Health & Fitness
Want to enter a marathon but don't even know how to get a place? Be Your Best at Marathon Running doesn't just give you a complete set of training plans, fitness advice and nutritional guidance, it also shows you where and how to apply, which marathon to enter, and how to raise money for charity. It is written by the founder of the UK's leading running website, www.realrunners.co.uk, and also features a foreword from the founder of the London Marathon, Dave Bedford. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to run a marathon. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Great Marathon Running is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to how to train for and successfully complete a marathon. Whatever the aim - whether to be quick, raise money or just finish - in just 96 pages readers will discover the essential training points and how to go from complete starter to marathon runner in just a few months. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Great Marathon Running is a quick, no-effort solution for those who've always toyed with the idea, but now want to find out more about it.
Using Science to Improve Performance and Expose Marathon Running’s Greatest Myths
Author: John Brewer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Renowned marathon expert and leading sports scientist Professor John Brewer reveals why many of the concepts surrounding marathon training and running are wrong - and suggests how the latest sports science research transforms the way marathons should be approached. Run Smart uses the latest scientific research to show how preparing for, and running, marathons can be made easier, and in doing so challenges many of the myths that surround marathon running. The book will draw on the author's experience as one of the UK's leading sports scientists, his extensive research background in marathon running, and his experience as a marathon runner, to provide credible advice to runners to support their preparation for a marathon. The book will challenge many current concepts, myths and ideas, and provide science-based alternatives in areas such as training and nutrition that will optimise and ease a runner's preparation for, and completion of, the 26.2 mile distance. This highly accessible book will use the latest scientific findings to support new runners training for their first marathon and help more experienced athletes improve and train smarter.
Play along with the kids in "Good Sports" and get a feel for a basketball court, a soccer field, and more while learning the basics of some of the world's most popular sports. Step up your technical game, make new friends, and then discover the most important rule of all: be a good sport.