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Making the Marathon Your Event Paperback – October 6, 1992

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  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (October 6, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679739300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679739302
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,643,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In easy-to-understand language, Benyo covers preliminaries, preparation, pacing and strategy, and much more. He helps runners tailor a general program to their own particular needs, and backs his recommendations with up-to-the minute resea

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Rich Benyo is a longtime runner who over the past 30-some years has competed in distance races from 400 meters to ultramarathons and has completed 37 marathons. Named Journalist of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America, he is the former executive editor of Runner's World Magazine and Anderson World Books, Inc., and is currently the editor of Marathon & Beyond magazine. He has written 22 books on running, health, and fitness, including Running Past 50 and Running Encyclopedia.

Benyo was inducted into Running USA's Hall of Champions in 2005, and he currently resides in Forestville, California, where he enjoys sailing when he is not running or writing.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Smith on October 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
I was never a runner but I wanted to run a marathon so a friend recommended this book. It is an excellent "how-to" manual and I followed it word-for-word. Benyo gives advice from day one through the actual races (mile by mile) and post race recovery. I hope this book makes it back into print because it is an excellent guide to running a first marathon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tony Ukena on January 27, 2006
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Richard Benyo is an experienced marathon runner and ultra marathon runner. His writing style is easy to follow and very helpful. He talks of the pitfalls of bad exercise habits and talks about nearly every imaginable aspect related to running a marathon. I say "nearly" only because I have yet to have a question that his book hasn't answered.

I've twice went against his advice only to have his excerpts staring back at me as if to say, "See? I told you so. Next time follow what is here or you'll see, as I've written, what will happen."

The book is broken down, for easy reference, into various sections from "Twenty Questions 2 Months Prior to your Marathon" to "Lessons from Great Marathon Runners" excerpts on the day before, day of, and day after, and many other chapters that deal with subject matter ranging from injuries, diet, training plan and running beyond the marathon distances.

I refer to his book daily and in my training for my upcoming marathon, I feel much more confident with the ideas he has presented here which have become a sort of mantras in my focus to accomplishing my goal of completing a marathon successfully without injury.
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