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How to Lose a Marathon: A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters

How to Lose a Marathon: A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters

Joel Cohen

£11.99  £4.88

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Book Details:
Publisher:Abrams Books ISBN:9781419724916 Published Date:4th April 2017 Dimensions:152 X 203 X 8 mm Weight:0.3176 kilograms Pages:176 Binding:Paperback Illustrations:75 Illustrations, color Condition:New

Short Description

An uproariously funny illustrated guide for any and every wannabe marathoner

Full Description

In How to Lose a Marathon, Joel Cohen takes readers on a step-by-step journey from being a couch potato to being a couch potato who can finish a marathon. Through a hilarious combination of running tips, narrative, illustrations, and infographics, Cohen breaks down the misery that is forcing yourself to run. From chafing to the best times to run, explaining the phenomenon known as the "Oprah Line," and exposing the torture that is a premarathon expo, Cohen acts as your satirical guide to every aspect of the runner's experience. Offering both real advice and genuine commiseration with runners of all skill levels, How to Lose a Marathon lets you know that even if you believe that the "runner's high" is a complete myth, you can still survive all 26.2 miles of a marathon.

Review

" If you've taken on a running challenge, see How to Lose a Marathon: A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters - the amusing new book from The Simpsons writer and producer, Joel Cohen. Through tips, advice, illustrations and diagrams, it breaks down the challenges of running in a satirical fashion." * The Scotsman Magazine *
"An antidote to the many worthy running manuals out there, this is an ultimate guide for anyone who isn't looking to run a marathon in a particular time, but just make it through those 26.2 miles." -- Press Association