Written by Britain's most successful marathon runner of the 1990s, this invaluable guide will help you get the most from your distance training. From the complete beginner enchanted by the challenge of the London Marathon, to the experienced runner wishing to improve on racing strategy, its authoritative pages reveal a wealth of information on: structuring an effective build-up and taper training harder without doing too much improving your endurance and pace judgement producing your best on race-day. The new edition is in full colour, making for easier navigation and bringing the action photography to life. The text has been fully updated to take account of the latest developments in running science and programme design, plus more insights from Richard and other leading runners. This new edition has been fully updated with the latest training
Richard Nerurkar consistently finished among the top ten runners in the London Marathon, Olympics, World and European Championships in the 1990s. He commentates for the BBC at various events, and regularly advises runners about marathon training. Currently based in Ethiopia, he is involved with the organisation of the Great Ethiopian Run.