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Running 13.1 or 26.2 miles is no small task. But anyone who has done it will tell you that getting to the finish line isn’t the tough part”getting to the starting line is. Race preparation is where the biggest challenge lies. It entails figuring out how to drive your body and mind further than they’ve ever gone before, without burning out in the process. It requires figuring out which discomforts you can grit your teeth through and which pains demand surrender. It involves committing to the goal every day for hundreds of days before the event, even when the chaos of your own life makes it extremely tempting to give up. To be sure, it’s on this long, sweaty journey to the starting line that the true personal transformation takes place.
In The Runner’s World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training Journal, you’ll find everything you need to kick your training off on the right foot and to successfully make it to the starting line. You’ll learn how to:
” Choose the right race for you
” Pick a goal that’s realistic
” Determine the best strategy to reach your goal
” Select the right gear for race day in any weather
” Maximize nutrition, pre, during and post run
” Juggle the demands of training with the work, family, and everyday life
Master the techniques in The Runner’s World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training Journal, and the race itself will become a victory lap for all of the hundreds of miles you logged, the countless sacrifices you made, and the physical and emotional transformation that took place along the way.