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Marathon and Half Marathon

The Beginner's Guide

Regular price $19.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781553651581
  • Tags: Marnie Caron, Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia, Sports & Recreation,
  • Dimensions: 7 x 9.25
  • Published On: 2/23/2006
  • 224 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781926685298
  • Tags: Marnie Caron, Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia, Sports & Recreation,
  • Published On: 01/07/2006
  • 224 Pages

Building on the success of the popular Beginning Runner's Handbook, Marathon and Half Marathon shows you how to get motivated and set realistic goals, choose the proper shoes, eat right, build strength and endurance, and avoid sore muscles and injury. It also includes tips from elite runners on such subjects as motivation, consistency, log books, and running partners. Finally, the book describes strategies for how to change from a sedentary person to a runner, how to build the mental strength needed for distance running, and what to expect on race day.

Marnie Caron writes extensively in the area of sport health and sport training as SportMedBC's communications coordinator. Marnie lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia (SportMedBC) is a professional not-for-profit society comprised of sport medical and paramedical practitioners in British Columbia, promotes leadership, public awareness and education in the areas of sport medicine, sport science and sport training. By serving as a focal point for experts, applied expertise and programs, SportMedBC serves the full continuum of British Columbians, spanning those oriented towards all levels of activity from Recreation to Fitness to Performance.


"This very basic, nonthreatening guide is great for first-timers who don't care about how long it takes them to do so and just want to finish 'with some degree of grace'." -Publishers Weekly

"While no book can ever have all the answers - especially when it comes to this gruelling sport - Caron has put together an informative and positive package that will help you make it to the finish line." -The North Shore News