• Language Arts & Disciplines

Media Marathoning

Immersions in Morality
Author: Lisa Glebatis Perks
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739196758
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 246
View: 689
Media Marathoning analyzes readers’ focused engagement with story worlds. Drawing from qualitative studies of marathoners and textual analysis of commonly marathoned stories, this book presents a holistic look at the rewards, costs, and values that course through many marathoners’ experiences to chart the cultural implications of media marathoning.

    • Sports & Recreation

Running a Marathon For Dummies

Author: Jason Karp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111843210X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 360
View: 9406
Get ready to run the race of your life Marathons in the U.S. have seen record increases in participation during the past few years. Running a Marathon For Dummies helps aspiring marathon runners prepare to successfully complete their first race, and shows experienced runners how to take their game to the next level. Running a Marathon For Dummies gives you exercises, programs, and tips to improve your running stamina, speed, and overall health. It takes you from sitting on the couch through running your first 26.2 mile marathon—and beyond. For seasoned runners, Running a Marathon For Dummies offers tips and advice for how to continue improving performance through drills, exercises, and other techniques. Provides a timed training promise for runners of all skill levels, from non-runners, first marathoners, and mid-race runners to more experienced runners Includes information on how running increases heart strength, keeps illnesses away, keeps arteries clear, and improves a person's mood Gives you drills, exercises, and techniques to improve your endurance Whether you're a couch potato or a regularly hit the asphalt, Running a Marathon For Dummies gives you everything you need to run the race of your life.

    • Social Science

The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom

Author: Melissa A. Click,Suzanne Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317268253
Category: Social Science
Page: 462
View: 7185
The field of fan studies has seen exponential growth in recent years and this companion brings together an internationally and interdisciplinarily diverse group of established scholars to reflect on the state of the field and to point to new research directions. Engaging an impressive array of media texts and formats and incorporating a variety of methodologies, this collection is organized into six main sections: methods and ethics, technologies and practices, identities, race and transcultural fandom, industry, and futures. Each section concludes with a conversation among some of the field’s leading scholars and industry insiders to address a wealth of questions relevant to each section topic.

    • Health & Fitness

The New Rules of Marathon and Half-marathon Nutrition

A Cutting-edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond "the Wall"
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738216453
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 291
View: 1874
Offers training and nutrition guidelines for runners looking to overcome the metabolic and nutritional barriers, known as "the wall," and succeed at distance running.

    • Sports & Recreation

Hansons Marathon Method

Run Your Fastest Marathon the Hansons Way
Author: Luke Humphrey
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716767
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 1241
Run your first marathon or your fastest with Hansons Marathon Method, the revolutionary training program from one of the best running teams in the world, the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. In Hansons Marathon Method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project reveal their innovative marathon training program that has helped thousands of runners become true marathoners and smash their personal bests. Hansons Marathon Method tosses out mega-long runs and high-mileage weekends--two old-fashioned running traditions that often injure and discourage runners. Runners using the Hansons method will gradually build up to the moderate-high mileage required for marathon success, spreading those miles more sensibly throughout the week. Running easy days mixed with precisely paced speed, strength, and tempo workouts, runners will steel their bodies and minds to run the hardest final miles of the marathon--and finish strong. In this new second edition, the Hansons program welcomes newer runners with a new Just Finish program featuring a simple schedule of easier running and lower mileage. The Just Finish program sets up first-time marathoners for an enjoyable marathon and a lifetime of strong, healthy running. Hansons Marathon Method will prepare you for your best marathon: Sensible weekly mileage based on science, not outdated traditions Effective Hansons speed, strength, and tempo workouts paced to achieve your goal Crucial nutrition and hydration guidelines to run strong for the whole race A smart and simple Just Finish program for new runners and marathon first-timers Detailed training schedules for experienced and advanced marathoners This revised second edition answers frequently asked questions, shows how to integrate flexibility and strength work into your training week, and shares the most effective recovery methods. Using the Hansons' innovative approach, you will mold real marathon muscles, train your body to avoid the wall, and finish strong. Hansons Marathon Method lays out the smartest marathon training program available from one of the most accomplished running groups in the world. Using their innovative approach, runners will mold real marathon muscles, train their body to never hit the wall, and prepare to run their fastest marathon. "You might expect a training program devised by the Hanson brothers to be a little different than the usual rehashing of principles and schedules. Given the success of athletes from the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, you wouldn't be surprised if it was effective, too." -- Runner's World

    • Health & Fitness

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-marathon Training

Author: Heather Hedrick
Publisher: Que Pub
ISBN: 9780789733146
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 223
View: 6865
Signed up for a half-marathon and not sure what you've gotten yourself into? Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 8K, 10K or Half-Marathon Race is an easy-to-understand introduction to the world of running half-marathon, or shorter, race. Endorsed by the National Institute for Fitness and Sport, this book is packed with illustrations, notes on how to stay motivated and tips on how to train without pain. It will guide you through your marathon-training program and show you how to find the appropriate clothing and shoes, prevent and treat injuries and warm-up before running. Even if you are walking a shorter distance, this is a beneficial training manual. So run, or walk, to your nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of ABG to Half-Marathon Training today!

    • Sports & Recreation

The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer

Author: David Whitsett,Forrest Dolgener,Tanjala Kole
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071508058
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 4624
Athlete. Runner. Marathoner. Are these words you wouldn't exactly use to describe yourself? Do you consider yourself too old or too out of shape to run a marathon? But somewhere deep inside have you always admired the people who could reach down and come up with the mental and physical strength to complete such a daunting and rewarding accomplishment? It doesn't have to be somebody else crossing the finish line. You can be a marathoner. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer is based on the highly successful marathon class offered by the University of Northern Iowa, which was featured in a Runner's World article titled "Marathoning 101." The class has been offered five times over 10 years, and all but one student finished the marathon. That is approximately 200 students -- all first time marathoners and many with absolutely no running background. This book follows the same 16-week, four-day-a-week workout plan. What makes the success rate of this program so much higher than any other? The special emphasis on the psychological aspects of endurance activities. You don't have to love to run -- you don't even have to like it -- but you have to realize that you are capable of more than you have ever thought possible. One participant in the program explained it like this: "I'm doing this for me -- not for others or the time clock. I just feel better when I run, plus it helps me to cope with things in general. The skills we've learned in this class don't apply just to marathoning -- they apply to life! Just like you never know what the next step in a marathon will bring, so too, you never know what will happen next in life. But if you don't keep going, you're never going to find out. By staying relaxed, centered, and positive you handle just about anything that comes your way." This is marathon running for real people, people with jobs and families and obligations outside of running. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer has proven successful for men and women of all ages. Now let it work for you.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training

Winning Strategies, Inpiring Stories, and the Ultimate Training Tools
Author: Jennifer Van Allen,Bart Yasso,Amby Burfoot
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609617088
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 6735
The first dedicated book on marathon and half marathon training from the renowned experts at Runner's World. The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training gives readers the core essentials of marathon training, nutrition, injury prevention, and more. The editors of Runner's World know marathon training better than anyone on the planet. They have spent the last few years inviting readers to share the long, sweaty journey to the starting line, putting themselves on call to personally answer readers' questions 24/7. This book will include testimonials from real runners, more than 25 training plans for every level and ability, workouts, a runner's dictionary, and sample meal plans. The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training is a powerful and winning resource--the ultimate tool kit for anyone who wants to get from the starting line to the finish line.

    • Sports & Recreation

Advanced Marathoning 2nd Edition

Author: Pete Pfitzinger,Scott Douglas
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450407242
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 247
View: 4918
With the latest in science-based training, Advanced Marathoning shows you how to race faster, train for multiple marathons, and surpass your goals. Find the latest information on training methods, schedules, and programs for a variety of distances. Guaranteed to take you to the next level, you will run your best marathon with this definitive book.

    • Sports & Recreation

Faster Road Racing

5K to Half Marathon
Author: Pfitzinger, Pete,Latter, Phillip
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450470459
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 280
View: 7417
In Faster Road Racing: 5K to Half Marathon, renowned running authority Pete Pfitzinger and Running Times senior writer Philip Latter present training plans for the most popular race distances as well as advice on recovery, cross-training, nutrition, tapering, and masters running.

    • Sports & Recreation

Marathon Woman

Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports
Author: Kathrine Switzer
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 030682566X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 448
View: 8548
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run what was then the all male Boston Marathon, infuriating one of the event's directors who attempted to violently eject her. In what would become an iconic sports image, Switzer escaped and finished the race. This was a watershed moment for the sport, as well as a significant event in women's history. Including updates from the 2008 Summer Olympics, the paperback edition of Marathon Woman details the life of an incredible, pioneering athlete, and the lasting effect she's had on women's sports. Switzer's energy and drive permeate the pages of this warm, witty memoir as she describes everything from the childhood events that inspired her to succeed to her big win in the 1974 New York City Marathon, and beyond.

    • Sports & Recreation

Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training

Author: Higdon, Hal
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492517240
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 9027
Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training offers prescriptive programming for all levels of runners. Not only will it help you learn how to get started with your training, but it will show you where to focus your attention, when to progress, and how to keep it simple.

    • Health & Fitness

Running Your First Marathon

The Complete 20-week Marathon Training Plan
Author: Andrew Kastor
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 9781939754301
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 150
View: 9545
"Andrew Kastor has taken the tried-and-true principles that all us pros follow and made them available and applicable for everyone. Just as Andrew has helped me on my journey, he is sure to help you on yours."--Ryan Hall, US Olympic Marathoner, holder of the US record in the half marathon, and marathon training expert As a marathon training coach for world-class runners and Olympic medalists, Andrew Kastor knows what it takes to get to the finish line. Whether you are planning to run a full or half marathon, Coach Kastor's marathon training program conditions you to set achievable goals, get in shape, and stay motivated. With an easy-to-follow 20-week marathon training schedule for building strength and endurance, plus expert advice from record-holding runners on what to expect, Running Your First Marathon is the only coaching you'll need to go the distance. Running Your First Marathon lays out a goal-oriented marathon training program with: A 20-Week Marathon Training Program--detailed day-by-day marathon training schedules and space to track your progress Marathon Training 101--advice and tips from world-class marathoners on marathon training, fueling your body, avoiding injury, and race-day preparation Motivational Marathon Training Boosts--from Coach Kastor and other famous runners to help you stay on track during marathon training "Running Your First Marathon will not only inspire you but also help train your mind and body to unlock hidden potential."--Shalane Flanagan, Olympic Silver Medalist, NYC Marathon champion, American record holder, and marathon training pro

    • Humor

How to Lose a Marathon

A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters
Author: Joel Cohen
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683350804
Category: Humor
Page: 176
View: 2613
In How to Lose a Marathon, Joel Cohen takes readers on a step-by-step journey from being a couch potato to being a couch potato who can finish a marathon. Through a hilarious combination of running tips, narrative, illustrations, and infographics, Cohen breaks down the misery that is forcing yourself to run. From chafing to the best times to run, explaining the phenomenon known as the “Oprah Line,” and exposing the torture that is a premarathon expo, Cohen acts as your satirical guide to every aspect of the runner’s experience. Offering both real advice and genuine commiseration with runners of all skill levels, How to Lose a Marathon lets you know that even if you believe that the “runner’s high” is a complete myth, you can still survive all 26.2 miles of a marathon.

    • Health & Fitness

Nancy Clark's Food Guide for Marathoners

Tips for Everyday Champions
Author: Nancy Clark
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841263222
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 165
View: 8957
Discusses the particular nutrition needs of marathon runners, including specific food and drink options for meals, before and after training, and the week of a marathon.

    • Sports & Recreation


A Complete Guide for Women
Author: Jeff Galloway,Barbara Galloway
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841263664
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 216
View: 1004
Author of the best-seller "Marathon – You can do it!", Galloway now offers together with his wife a state-of-the-art book on the highly popular half-marathon distance especially for women. Jeff's trademarked run-walk-run method has helped hundreds of thousands of average people to get off the couch, train for marathons and half-marathons without injury and has helped veterans to improve times. This book offers a step-by-step program for women that starts with setting up your training each week. Jeff and Barbara will show you how to select a realistic goal, and which workouts are needed to prepare for various performances. The book is loaded with tips especially for women on how to stay motivated, eliminate aches, pains, and injuries, with the minimum training needed to enjoy other aspects of life.

    • Sports & Recreation

Mastering the Marathon

Time-Efficient Training Secrets for the 40-Plus Athlete
Author: Don Fink
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781599219455
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 229
View: 4085
. In "Mastering the Marathon, " champion forty-plus endurance athlete and trainer Don Fink sets forth programs for anyone over forty--presenting exciting new training methods and step-by-step action plans that result in faster times, fewer injuries, and more enjoyment.

    • Health & Fitness

Run Your First Marathon

Everything You Need to Know to Reach the Finish Line
Author: Grete Waitz,Gloria Averbuch
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634500318
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 180
View: 9432
Do you consider yourself too old or out of shape to run a marathon? Do you fear that you lack the conditioning, motivation, or emotional strength to finish? If so, Grete Waitz, nine-time winner of the New York City Marathon, has a program for you that has proven to help would-be racers do what they thought was impossible: complete their first marathon. In this updated and revised third edition of Run Your First Marathon, Waitz offers: • A sixteen-week training program that has been proven successful time and time again • Methods for physically and mentally preparing to start and finish a marathon • Helpful tips regarding equipment, nutrition, and hydration • Guidance to help overcome motivational and physical roadblocks • And much more! With advice on 10Ks and other shorter races, Run Your First Marathon will empower runners with the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to reach the finish line. Complete with sixty color photographs and information on the most current, cutting-edge trends in long-distance running, this essential reference will make your marathoning dreams come true.

    • Health & Fitness

4 Months to a 4-hour Marathon

Author: Dave Kuehls
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399532597
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 118
View: 735
An updated handbook for distance runners describes how to select a marathon in which to compete, offers a training timetable and schedule for getting ready for the race, and provides practical advice on diet, training, pace, fluids, and mental attitude. Original. 25,000 first printing.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Run Walk Run® Method

Author: Jeff Galloway
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1782550828
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 4595
Jeff‘s quest for the injury-free marathon training program led him to develop group training programs in 1978, and to author Runner‘s World articles which have been used by hundreds of thousands of runners of all abilities. His training schedules have inspired the second wave of marathoners who follow the Galloway RUN-WALK-RUN™, low mileage, three-day suggestions to an over 98% success rate. Jeff has worked with over 200,000 average people in training for specific goals. Jeff is an inspirational speaker to over 200 running and fitness sessions each year. His innovative ideas have opened up the possibility of running and completing a marathon to almost everyone. Philosophically, Jeff believes that we were all designed to run and walk, and he keeps finding ways to bring more people into the positive world of exercise.