PRLog - Nov. 7, 2012 - SAN DIEGO -- SAN DIEGO, CA – To paraphrase the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, “A journey of 26.2 miles begins with a single step.” From the time the ancient Greek runner Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 B.C. to announce the Greeks’ victory in the Battle of Marathon, humans have had a compelling interest in taking that single step, and many more after that. Marathons in the U.S. have seen record increases in participation during the past few years.
Running a Marathon For Dummies by Dr. Jason Karp
In Running a Marathon For Dummies, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Dr. Jason Karp shows you how to take 26.2 miles’ worth of steps to run a marathon, whether it’s your first one or fastest one. But don’t be fooled by the title. The comprehensive and smartly written 360-page book, part of the highly successful For Dummies brand, covers everything all runners need to know about the marathon, including shoe selection, ten things you must do on marathon race day, secrets of the long run, and how to avoid injuries. It even offers 20-week training programs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners and provides information on top destination marathons around the world.
“The marathon changes people’s lives,” said Dr. Jason Karp, who is represented by literary agent Grace Freedson of Grace Freedson’s Publishing Network, LLC in New York. “Given the popularity of the marathon and the continued misinformation that runners are given, people now have the definitive resource as they prepare for their life-changing event.”
Running a Marathon For Dummies is Dr. Karp’s fifth book. It is available in bookstores nationwide and online at Wiley.com (http://www.wiley.com/
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