Marathon man's tips to get you running

Dean Karnazes' latest book is: "50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days -- and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!"

Tips on how to get started on running:

  1. Invest in a good pair of shoes
  2. Join a running group
  3. Sign up for an event
  4. Get a subscription to a running magazine like Runner's World
About Dean Karnazes: Dean Karnazes is the author of the 2005 New York Times bestseller, Ultramarathon Man, and a columnist for Men's Health magazine. Often called the "Lance Armstrong of the running world," he is the winner of the 2004 Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley (considered the world's toughest foot race). Dean Karnazes lives in San Francisco with his family.

Men's Fitness magazine has hailed Dean Karnazes as the fittest man on the planet. Time claimed he was no mere mortal. According to Karnazes himself, he is just "an average guy." That is, just an average guy who happened to accomplish one of the greatest feats in the history of sports: running 50 marathons in 50 states-in 50 days! Dean insists that, with the proper training, anyone can accomplish the impossible. In his new book 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days-and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance (Grand Central Publishing/Wellness Central Hardcover/August 18, 2008/$24.99) Dean Karnazes (with Matt Fitzgerald) shares the invaluable lessons he learned on his amazing journey, as well as practical tips that can help us achieve our own incredible feats of endurance.

Buy the book on Amazon: 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days

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