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ISBN: 9781457501395
214 pages

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ISBN: 9781457504136
214 pages

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About the Book

Press Release

2011 – New Release Guides Runners Down a Winning Path to Qualify for Boston Marathon

Boston Bound: The Runner’s Guide for How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon or Run Your Best Marathon Ever!

is released by author David Venable

Learn the ropes on qualifying for one of the world’s most prestigious races from a six-time Boston Marathon finisher. The author, a dedicated runner who has completed nearly 50 marathon and half-marathons, has firsthand experience in what it takes to train and run in these grueling events. Bitten by the running bug after entering his first half marathon at age 40, Venable’s competitive spirit has taken him from international marathons to the extremes of running in Death Valley, which routinely has temperatures more than 120 Farenheit. Although he’s run in many races, it’s clear his favorite is the Boston Marathon, which draws runners from around the world while requiring qualification for entry.

Boston Bound offers serious runners proven training techniques and strategic approaches for running a fast marathon, based on five years of research by Venable, who feels compelled to coach other runners to achieve their personal best and to qualify for events like the Boston Marathon. Readers will find everything from proper clothing to nutrition, injury prevention, selecting a qualifying venue, the proper taper and a suggested marathon training schedule. The book includes qualifying standards for 2013, and the final chapters feature personal stories of others that have overcome challenges and inspired the author to pursue excellence in his own life.

Author David Venable moved from being a novice runner finishing in the mid-pack to a top 1 percent finisher while running everything from a 10K to a marathon. Venable has been inspired to give back in honor of his mother, who battled cancer. All proceeds from Boston Bound will benefit select organizations dedicated to fighting cancer, via donations to Goals That Give Inc.

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Boston Bound: The Runner’s Guide for How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon or Run Your Best Marathon Ever!
David Venable
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-145750-139-5
214 pages

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Boston Bound focuses on proven training techniques, tips, and watch-outs that will improve your chances to qualify for the Boston Marathon or perform to your best ability at similar distance races. In addition to the core focus of a marathon training schedule, this book provides valuable advice on proper clothing, nutrition, injury prevention, race preparation, strength conditioning, motivation, the selection of the qualifying venue itself and much more. Even if you are not planning to run Boston or may have already had the privilege, you may still find sections of this book that will complement elements of your existing training program.

Along my road to Boston, I researched many sources on how to improve my performance, and it became confusing due to differing published opinions regarding approaches to training and nutrition. Some texts were highly technical, and others—too general, and I struggled to find direction regarding my personal goal of qualifying for Boston. Boston Bound is a balanced mix of technical approach, statistic validation, and applicable personal experience for how to run your fastest marathon. Utilizing this balanced approach I trained my way to six successful Boston's and numerous other marathons. Boston Bound offers the perspective of an amateur runner who has struggled with the same challenges that you may be facing where a balance of work, family, and training is very demanding.

This book is intended for all runners who have the vision and the desire run their fastest marathon or qualify for Boston Marathon and are searching for guidance to improve their performance in hopes of running at the most prestigious marathon in the world… "Boston" !