Marathon Training

For your personal best
Andrew Hamilton

Marathon running, thought by many to be a flash in the pan during the fitness boom of the 1980s, is now more popular than ever, if record entries for the best-known races are anything to go by.

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Unlike track racing, which is dominated by elite competitive athletes, marathon running is truly democratic, attracting every category of participant, from fun runner to international racer, from charity fundraiser to club runner, from teenager to octogenarian.

This book, prepared by the Sports Performance Bulletin team of expert writers on training, conditioning, nutrition, injury and performance, is designed to appeal to people across that entire spectrum of ability and commitment.

It carries advice-packed articles on muscle training (don’t ignore your fast-twitch fibres), warm-ups (out with stretching, in with sport-specific drills), hydration (beat fluid loss with the aid of glycerol) and recovery.

We hope you enjoy this book and find it helpful in your preparation for this most grueling yet rewarding of endurance events.


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Andrew Hamilton BSc Hons, MRSC, ACSM, is a sports science writer and researcher specialising in sports nutrition. A lifelong endurance athlete himself he has worked in the field of fitness and sports performance for over 30 years helping athletes to reach their true potential.