>Running 101>Beginner Marathon Book/Training plan
I've finally committed to running a marathon, my first, in Detroit this October. Truth be told, the distance kinda terrifies me. I've done 4 half's, but I know the full is a completely new beast. i'm looking for a book or a plan that I can follow that not only gives me milage daily/weekly goals, but also incorporates nutrition/fuel and hydration concerns (and how to work these things into your running). Essentially, I'm looking for as much of a coach in a book as I can get.
Any favorites? Recommendations? Comments?
As an all-in-one book for a beginner, Hal Higdon's Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide is pretty tough to beat.
CyclingAHEAD until 2012
check out your local library. there is one by Grete Waitz that is pretty good & has some good personal experiences from her. don't remember the name.