52 Marathons in 52 Weeks: How to Run a Marathon Every Week for a Year by Karl Gruber is the definitive guide on how to go about preparing yourself to run one 26.2 mile race - a marathon - for 52 straight weeks. Gruber stands on a platform of integrity of his expertise in writing about this topic in that he himself successfully accomplished running 52 marathons in 52 weeks in 1996-1997. While it may seem that this topic represents a small niche of runners, the running of multiple marathons on a regular basis has seen massive growth and popularity in the past 20 years.
In this guide, you will learn:
- How to train your body properly to prepare for the physical rigors of running 52 marathons in 52 weeks
- How to handle, organize, and deal with the logistics of such a gargantuan effort
- What training program works best to get you into peak shape to run 52 marathons
- Proper nutrition and tips on staying fueled, hydrated, and rested
- How to deal with your critics and naysayers
- How to maintain a positive and self-confident attitude during the long year of running marathons
About the expert: Karl Gruber is the ninth man in the world to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks. He was inspired to run a marathon every week for a period of a year to raise awareness for leukemia. Now, Karl shares his incredible lessons through this 52 Marathons in 52 Weeks guide. Gruber is also a published author, speaker, and life coach.
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Awful - waste of time
Having just finished the book - I felt I needed to warn others. Although there is now a review which sums it up perfectly. No depth no insights no help really - just a total waste of listening time.
- Gary Edwards
This was just a complete waste of my time.....
What disappointed you about 52 Marathons in 52 Weeks?
If you didn't know the name of this book then my the end you surely would having heard it what seemed like 50 times. This book was a total let down. I was hoping for a week by week story of each marathon but nope, just reminders of the charity he was running for and the name of the book. I did listen to the end but it just wasn't worth it in the lease...
Would you ever listen to anything by Karl Gruber and HowExpert Press again?
Not after this book.
How could the performance have been better?
Bring out the book again and give us stories of each and every one. The highs, the lows and how its going.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 52 Marathons in 52 Weeks?
The first 52 weeks worth. There is no need to keep saying.....52 marathons in 52 weeks.....we know. We bought the book.
Any additional comments?
This boo was just not worth the read. I do like listening to books on running and this was by far the worst I have ever heard....