The Complete Long Distance Runner's Manual

The Complete Long Distance Runner's Manual

Book - 2009
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Barron's Educational Publishing
(back cover)
  • presents six graded training schedules to take you from beginner to long-distance and even marathon runner
  • includes schedules you can use to build your general fitness level, help you lose weight, and improve your well-being
  • offers expert advice on how to find the right running shoes based on your personal running profile
  • provides essential guidelines for avoiding injury and building fitness safely and effectively

    More than 150 color photos, charts, and illustrations

    (front flap)


    Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced runner, you'll find the advice and information you need in this book to improve your performance. Six graded training schedules take runners from a beginner's regimen all the way to marathon-level competition. Depending on your current state of fitness and experience, you can start with the program that best suits your skill level. Authors Sean Fishpool and Sean Keogh also include valuable advice about running shoes, with information on available types and tips on making the right choice to suit your personal running style. Detailed charts will help you gauge your weekly progress at refresher level, intermediate level, and marathon level.

    (back flap)
    Sean Fishpool is a competition runner and an assistant editor of the U.K. periodical Runner's World. He races all distances, from a mile to a full marathon, and has competed in eight marathons. He enjoys training and working with beginning runners.

    Sean Keogh is a dedicated marathon runner who has recently started a long-distance running club in North London. He also coaches amateur hockey and has written on physical fitness.


    Both absolute beginners and experienced long-distance runners will find advice and information to improve their performance in this brand-new book. Six graded training schedules take runners from a beginner's regimen all the way to marathon-level competition, and individual runners can start with the program that best suits their skill level. Each program presents specific schedules designed to build runners' fitness and endurance levels, lose unnecessary weight, and improve general well-being. Authors Sean Fishpool and Sean Keogh include important advice about running shoes, with information on available types and tips on making the right choices to suit individual runners' styles and habits. Also important is the book's advice on eating and drinking before and after a run--and during a long-distance run. Detailed charts will help runners gauge their weekly progress at refresher level, intermediate level, and marathon level. More than 150 color photos, charts, and illustrations.

  • Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barrons Educational Series, Inc., 2009
    ISBN: 9780764142468
    0764142461
    Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
    Additional Contributors: Keogh, Sean
    Alternative Title: Long distance runner's manual

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