Preparing Yourself for that "Personal Best" Half Marathon

A Listmania! list by Cynthia Danute Cekauskas, LCSW "Lithuanian American Princess" (Savannah, Georgia)
The list author says: "My passion for brisk walking began on April 22, 1995 when at the age of 41 I participated in my first road race, a 10K in New Orleans known as the Crescent City Classic. I had gone to the race with my Jazzercise class and found that I was faster than anyone in the class. This excited me and after receiving some information on future races, I began participating in earnest. Since that time I have completed sixty(60) 5 Ks, four (4) additional 10 Ks and twelve (12) half-marathons in the Hilton Head, Miami, New Orleans, Saint Simmons, Savannah, Seaside, Sunny Hills, and Virginia Beach areas.I also finished eighth (8th) female runner in a November 1995 eighteen (18) mile race in Sunny Hills, Florida. In 1996 I was awarded Racewalker of the Year Women 40-49 (First Runner Up) by the New Orleans Track Club. In March 1997 I left for Germany to work as a Department of Army civilian. There I participated often in non-competitive events known as volksmarches walking my first marathn in April of that year. Returning to the United States in January 2002 with my soldier husband, I resumed racing first in Miami and then September 2005 in the Savannah area after my husband's transfer to Fort Stewart. These are some of the books I have used in my efforts to increase speed and improve fitness."
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 8K, 10K or Half-Marathon Race
1.  Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 8K, 10K or Half-Marathon Race by Heather Hedrick
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  "In addition to Chapter 6 Proper Walking and Running Form, particularly useful information was contained in Chapter 7 Warm-Up/Cool-Down and Flexibility Exercises, Chapter 8 Strength Training, Chapter 10 Training and Competition Nutrition for Runners and Walkers and Chapter 12, Racing Strategies."
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Best Half Marathons: Jog, Run, Train or Walk & Race The Half-marathon
2.  Best Half Marathons: Jog, Run, Train or Walk & Race The Half-marathon by David Holt
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  "May be excellent for preparing runners but leaves something to be desired for the fast walker. Would not, therefore, necessarily recommend this book for the slow runner or walker whose primarily goal is to set a new PR rather than to win a race."
$14.82   Used & New from: $0.18
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Marathon and Half-Marathon: The Beginner's Guide
3.  Marathon and Half-Marathon: The Beginner's Guide by Marnie Caron
$11.84   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Marathon and Half Marathon: A Training Guide
4.  The Marathon and Half Marathon: A Training Guide by Graeme Hilditch
$29.59   Used & New from: $3.94
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The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and On with Your Training
5.  The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and On with Your Training by Dawn Dais
$13.48   Used & New from: $0.01
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Basic Marathon Training: All the Technique and Gear You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)
6.  Basic Marathon Training: All the Technique and Gear You Need to Get Started (How To Basics) by Leigh Ann Chow
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Beginner's Half-Marathon Trainer: The 14-Week Program to Completing a Half-Marathon in Your Best Time
7.  Beginner's Half-Marathon Trainer: The 14-Week Program to Completing a Half-Marathon in Your Best Time by Jon Ackland
$12.92   Used & New from: $1.99
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ChiRunning Pain-Free Beginner Half Marathon Training Program (Marathon Programs)
8.  ChiRunning Pain-Free Beginner Half Marathon Training Program (Marathon Programs) by Danny Dreyer
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Essential Guide To Training For Your First Half-Marathon
9.  Essential Guide To Training For Your First Half-Marathon by Joe Donovan
$17.96   Used & New from: $11.99

Essential Guide To Training For Your First Marathon
10.  Essential Guide To Training For Your First Marathon by Joe Donovan
$15.04   Used & New from: $3.85
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Half-Marathon: You Can Do It
11.  Half-Marathon: You Can Do It by Jeff Galloway
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Learning To Walk: From the Sofa to a Marathon in Nine Months
12.  Learning To Walk: From the Sofa to a Marathon in Nine Months by Sheilagh Conklin
$10.76   Used & New from: $0.62
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Marathon and Half Marathon: From Start to Finish
13.  Marathon and Half Marathon: From Start to Finish by Sam Murphy
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Marathoning for Mortals: A Regular Person's Guide to the Joy of Running or Walking a Half-Marathon or Marathon
14.  Marathoning for Mortals: A Regular Person's Guide to the Joy of Running or Walking a Half-Marathon or Marathon by John Bingham
$10.34   Used & New from: $0.01
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Marathon Running for Mortals: An Ordinary Mortal's Guide to the Joy of Running or Walking a Marathon or Half-marathon
15.  Marathon Running for Mortals: An Ordinary Mortal's Guide to the Joy of Running or Walking a Marathon or Half-marathon by John Bingham
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Marathon Training For Dummies
16.  Marathon Training For Dummies by Tere Stouffer Drenth
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Runner's World Guide to Road Racing: Run Your First (or Fastest) 5-K, 10-K, Half-Marathon, or Marathon
17.  Runner's World Guide to Road Racing: Run Your First (or Fastest) 5-K, 10-K, Half-Marathon, or Marathon by Katie McDonald Nietz
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The Complete Guide to Marathon Walking
18.  The Complete Guide to Marathon Walking by Dave McGovern
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The Marathon Method: The 16-Week Training Program that Prepares You to Finish a Full or Half Marathon in Your Best Time
19.  The Marathon Method: The 16-Week Training Program that Prepares You to Finish a Full or Half Marathon in Your Best Time by Tom Holland
$13.22   Used & New from: $0.01
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13 Lessons in 13.1 Miles: How Running a Half-Marathon Can Help You Succeed in Business and in Life
20.  13 Lessons in 13.1 Miles: How Running a Half-Marathon Can Help You Succeed in Business and in Life by Cheri Alguire
$16.26   Used & New from: $4.95
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Germany's Romantic Road: A Guide for Walkers and Cyclists (Cicerone Guides)
21.  Germany's Romantic Road: A Guide for Walkers and Cyclists (Cicerone Guides) by Gordon McLachlan
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King Ludwig Way: One-hundred and Twenty Kilometre Long Distance Walk Through Bavaria from Lake Starnberge to Castle Neuschwanstein
22.  King Ludwig Way: One-hundred and Twenty Kilometre Long Distance Walk Through Bavaria from Lake Starnberge to Castle Neuschwanstein by Fleur Speakman
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Leslie Sansone's Walk Slim: 4 Fast Miles
23.  Leslie Sansone's Walk Slim: 4 Fast Miles DVD ~ Leslie Sansone
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  "This is a GREAT (home walking) exercise DVD to "pump" you up in preparing for a long race. When you just can't make it outside (or even if you can) it will motivate you to walk faster, jog even run with greater efficiiency in competitive races."
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Long-Distance Hiking: Lessons from the Appalachian Trail
24.  Long-Distance Hiking: Lessons from the Appalachian Trail by Roland Mueser
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Race Walk Like A Champion: Second Edition
25.  Race Walk Like A Champion: Second Edition by Jeff Salvage
$17.76   Used & New from: $8.48
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Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon: How to Be Your Own Best Coach
26.  Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon: How to Be Your Own Best Coach by Matt Fitzgerald
$12.48   Used & New from: $3.07
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Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running: The Best Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, Be Safe, and Train for Any Distance (Runner's World Complete Books)
27.  Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running: The Best Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, Be Safe, and Train for Any Distance (Runner's World Complete Books) by Dagny Scott Barrios
$11.87   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Advanced Backpacker: A Handbook of Year Round, Long-Distance Hiking
28.  The Advanced Backpacker: A Handbook of Year Round, Long-Distance Hiking by Chris Townsend
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The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness
29.  The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness by Mark Fenton
The list author says:
  "Chapter 16 The Thrill of Victory:Walking an Event even has a section on volksmarching (noncompetitive walks up to 50K on trails and through communities, often in scenic and historic areas), something my husband and I loved (and now miss) while we were stationed in Germany.""
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The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer
30.  The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer by David A. Whitsett
$10.62   Used & New from: $0.01
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Walking in the Bavarian Alps (Walking Overseas)
31.  Walking in the Bavarian Alps (Walking Overseas) by Grant Bourne
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Walking in the Black Forest
32.  Walking in the Black Forest by Fleur Speakman
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Walking in the Harz Mountains: Including Walks from the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway
33.  Walking in the Harz Mountains: Including Walks from the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway by Fleur Speakman
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Walking the River Rhine Trail
34.  Walking the River Rhine Trail by Castle
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