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Excerpts — Advanced Marathoning-3rd Edition

Elite marathoner profile: Yuki Kawauchi

There are elite marathoners who hole up most of the year for one big race. And then there’s Yuki Kawauchi.

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Monitoring your body's recovery during marathon training

Monitoring your body provides valuable information on your adaptation to training, your risk of injury or illness, and your readiness for the next hard training session.

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One runner's approach to healthy masters training

Every December I write down my main running goals for the coming year. A quarter-century ago, the goals usually had to do with setting personal bests.

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What shoes should you wear for a marathon?

Marathoners vary widely in the types of shoes in which they prefer to race. On the theory that even an extra ounce adds up over the course of 26.2 miles (42.2 km), some like to wear as light a shoe as possible.

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