CULTURE IMPACTS TRAINING
Diversity among runners in the world is unlimited, yet the 26point2 mile distance each marathon participant takes on is standard and universal. Training and preparation for this event can vary in infinite ways. What is your fellow marathoner from Croatia going to eat for breakfast the day of his race? How did the German participant incorporate a unique approach to coffee consumption into her preparations? Which runners are consuming blueberry soup after races and which ones eat mochi? In what way did the cultural context involved with marathon training in Ecuador contribute to the outstanding results achieved?
This book is a guide for all runners to explore the many different training ideas from diverse points across the globe. The international marathon participants featured provide a glimpse into their training lifestyles and share how their running habits have been shaped.
Sift through the stories from around the globe, pick and choose some ideas that appeal to you and give them a go! By incorporating marathon preparation secrets from different cultures from different countries, you can find the perfect combination to positively impact your personal training plan and race day.