The popularity of the marathon and half marathon continues unabated. Up and down the country people are signing up in their thousands, many to raise money for their favourite charity, others simply as a means of getting fit. Whatever the motive, these are testing endurance events requiring serious preparation. Now in its second edition, Marathon and Half Marathon – A Training Guide is essential reading for anyone intending to enter a half or full marathon. Written by a highly experienced personal trainer who has helped hundreds of runners achieve their own personal goal, this acclaimed and best-selling book has everything you need, from advice on what to wear to staying fit during those long training sessions. This fully updated and revised edition features: New 'pre-hab' and core stability exercises to help prevent injury; the latest science on how, when and why to stretch; expert advice on how to use your time to train most effectively; a series of programmes aimed at beginner, intermediate and advanced runners and finally, inspirational real-life stories from runners. A fully updated second edition of this best-selling and highly acclaimed book, aimed at novices entering a full or half marathon for the first time in aid of their favourite charity and also aimed at the more experienced runners looking to improve their times. Fully illustrated with 126 colour images and diagrams.