The Ultimate Guide to Marathon Running Magazine

OFCV3.inddThe Ultimate Guide to Marathon Running is a 164 page magazine book type thing with a foreword by Liz Yelling aimed at beginners, intermediate and advanced.

It has training advice, nutrition tips, essential gear and schedules for all abilities.

There are eight parts to it:

Part one: Advice on how to set your marathon goals

Part two: Essential kit guide

Part three: Starting training

Part four: Preparing for a run

Part five: Nutrition

Part six: Check the technique

Part seven: Training

Part eight: Injury prevention

Then at the back are race tips, tactics, fuelling and recovery for the big day, along with schedules ranging from 4 hours+ to sub-2 hours 55 minutes.

Plenty of photos and step-by-step guides, written in an easy to understand language. It’s like a big glossy magazine for us hardcore finely tuned athlete types.

At £7.99, I’d say it was well worth the money.

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  • I bought this the other week as I was getting stuck with my training and wanted some extra tips. It’s been a big help so far, giving me the extra info I, as a very novice runner, have been lacking. Will be recommending this to my running partner for this years run. Fingers crossed the advice will get us to the finish line!


  • Sounds good…if only I can get over my dislike of being told to do something I really don’t want to do.

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