The Complete Guide to Marathon Walking
Published July 2000
The Complete Guide to Marathon Walking

Everything you need to successfully walk a marathon: History, technique, physiology and training, plus information on dozens of the world's most walker-friendly marathons. 210 pages in 26.2 (of course!) chapters.

“The Complete Guide to Marathon Walking is invaluable for the novice or advanced marathon walker. Its comprehensive contents prepare any walker to successfully compete at the marathon distance.”
Tom Dooley, 1968 and 1972 Olympian, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America National Coach.

“If you've ever considered participating in a marathon but worried that you weren't quite up to the task, it's time to put your fears to rest. With endurance expert Dave McGovern's supportive and insightful coaching you'll be on your way to completing a marathon in no time!

Dave has been a racewalking guru for the better part of 35 years. With over 14 US championships under his belt and years of experience as a private coach to several Olympic athletes, he has the know-how and expertise to help you achieve your fitness goals.

This book is focused on the training and conditioning required to walk a marathon. Studded with colorful anecdotes and witty insights, it covers everything from training regimens to stretching, nutrition, hydration, gear selection, and proper walking form. Coach McGovern's program is highly adaptable and is well suited for people across a wide spectrum of physical fitness-from couch-potato to daily jogger. Whether you're an experienced runner recovering from an injury or a weekend warrior trying to improve your fitness, walking a marathon is a satisfying and healthy way to exercise.”

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The Complete Guide to Racewalking
Published 1998
The Complete Guide to Racewalking

41 chapters—over 220 pages in six sections: Technique; physiology and training; psychology; "other stuff you need to do" (stretching, drills, weights, etc.); competition; and "loose ends" (miscellaneous stuff like tips for youth and masters walkers, advice on shoes and nutrition, etc.), plus special sections written by 15 U.S. National Racewalk Team members giving you their insights and opinions on racewalk technique and training.

“Dave has written the ultimate competitive racewalking book. The Complete Guide to Racewalking Technique and Training is a book of answers—a one stop resource for those thinking about entering competition and for those who have been competing and want to get better. It is well written, punctuated with humor and uniquely informative—an encyclopedia for serious racewalkers.”
Elaine Ward, Managing Director North American Racewalking Foundation

“Easily the most complete and accurate source of racewalking technical information I have ever read. Dave has left no stone unturned in providing practical information on all aspects of racewalking for novice and veteran walkers alike—this type of Guide has been needed for years.”
—Robert L. Bowman, Chairman IAAF Racewalk Committee

“A comprehensive training manual for those involved in competitive racewalking. It services both the novice athlete and the veteran, providing tips gleaned from many years of intense training and contact with some of the best coaches, physiologists and psychologists in the event today. If you are serious about racewalking, this book belongs on your shelf.”
Rich Torrellas, Chairman USATF Racewalking Committee

“Dave McGovern has produced a rarity in practical sports guides: not only is The Complete Guide to Racewalking Technique and Training full of useful information, but it presents that information with style, freshness, and—rarest of all—perspective.”
—Seth D. Bauer, Editor in Chief Walking Magazine, Olympic bronze medalist

“Honey, when are you going to get a real job and make us proud?”
Judith McGovern, Dave's Mom