Author(s): Marielle Renssen
"The Complete Running Manual" is a hard-working, in-depth guide that includes detailed coverage of the specific requirements for training for running for different age groups, including children and seniors. There is a discussion on coping with injuries, and women's issues are properly treated. In addition to specific training tables on training for 5km (3 miles), 10km (6 miles), half and full marathons, there is a chapter on the power of the mind and the role of mental strength in racing.
Marielle Renssen has successfully run two marathons and countless half marathon and 30km (18 miles) races, and has completed the tough The Foot of Africa marathon. Marielle co-wrote Marathon Runner's Handbook (New Holland) with Bruce Fordyce. She lives in South Africa.