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Feet Don't Fail Me Now: The Rogue's Guide to Running the Marathon

Feet Don't Fail Me Now: The Rogue's Guide to Running the Marathon
 

In Feet Don't Fail Me Now, running and music columnist Ben Kaplan describes how to train for a marathon in one year, even if you have never run before. Based on his own experience transforming himself from an average guy into a dedicated runner who qualified for the Boston Marath... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781771000734
Barcode 9781771000734
Published 14 January 2014 by Greystone Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kaplan, Ben
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ISBN-13 9781771000734
ISBN-10 1771000732
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Greystone Books
Imprint Greystone Books
Publication Date 14 January 2014
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kaplan, Ben
Category Exercise & Workout Books
Track & Field Sports, Athletics
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Running races, Marathon running - Training, Long-distance running, Popular music - History and criticism - 20th century, Popular music - History and criticism - 21st century
NBS Text Fitness & Diet
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 796.4252
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In Feet Don't Fail Me Now, running and music columnist Ben Kaplan describes how to train for a marathon in one year, even if you have never run before. Based on his own experience transforming himself from an average guy into a dedicated runner who qualified for the Boston Marathon, the book provides a week-by-week training program, split into four three-month sections--each concluding with a race from 5 kilometres to the Boston Marathon--along with critical information about such topics as nutrition and hydration, how to select shoes, race strategy, pacing, proper form, and whether or not it is important to stretch, with input from experts from around the world. Kaplan also draws from his music writing and connections and includes recommendations for songs to run to by musicians such as Jack White, Paul Simon, Norah Jones, Justin Bieber, Willie Nelson, Feist, Pearl Jam, and Ghostface Killah. He presents serious information, but his humor and infectious enthusiasm make it a hell of a lot of fun. You can feel Kaplan's excitement about running, his rock-star friends and their selections, and the various experts and others he interacts with on his road to the marathon. Feet Don't Fail Me Now will inspire the most recalcitrant runners to lace up their shoes and hit the pavement.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A unique and riveting read. Entertaining, informative, and inspiring. -- John Stanton, Founder of the Running Room Equal parts inspiring and practical, Feet, Don't Fail Me Now makes the inaccessible art of running accessible, fun, and meaningful. -- Jesse Eisenberg, Actor and runner I loved Feet, Don't Fail Me Now. This is the book I'd recommend to any marathon hopeful --Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of both the Boston Marathon and the New York Marathon I love that this book is funny--boy, do we runners need that! It's also as practical as running from one mailbox to the next with no concern for flashy gear. And--surprise!--it's delightfully musical. --Kathrine Switzer, First woman to officially run the Boston Marathon and author of Marathon Woman

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Author's Bio

Ben Kaplan writes a weekly column on running for the National Post, as well as covering the music scene for the newspaper and interviewing celebrities such as Mel Brooks, Barry Manilow, Snoop Dogg, and Joan Rivers. He also teaches a weekly Learn to Run course at the Running Room. Born in Brooklyn, he was an editor at GQ and staff writer at New York Magazine, and has written for The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Runnner's World, and Spin, among other publications.

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