Friday, March 1, 2013

"Running a Marathon for Dummies" Book Giveaway


When Dr. Jason Karp, the author of "Running a Marathon for Dummies," contacted me about his book, I knew it would be a perfect fit for my blog. While my blog name is 100% tongue-in-cheek, his book is an actual guide on running a marathon with the practical simplicity you come to expect from the "For Dummies" book series.

Do you get lost in the confusing running jargon? Need someone to break it down for you simply in one book?  Do you want to learn more about training, nutrition, gear, and motivation? This book may be your answer. And it is not just for beginners, it is geared towards anyone wanting to successfully complete their first or fastest marathon.

Since I am always thinking about what I can do for you, I asked Dr. Jason if he would provide a free copy of his book so I could give one away to a lucky reader.

I think I'll crack mine open and start reading (and training). Maybe with the help of this book, 2013 will be the year that I finally complete a full marathon. I'll let you know how it goes.

It is so easy to enter to win.  All you have to do is leave a blog comment telling me why you want to win this book and fill out the Rafflecopter form telling me that you did.

There are plenty of ways to get extra entries into the contest, so please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest Rules:
No purchase necessary.
Contest runs from 3/2/13 - 3/9/13.
1 winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter.
Winner will notified via email (if email address is available) and blog post.
Winner will have 48 business hours to claim their prize.
If original winner does not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner will be selected.
Prize will be shipped directly from Texas. Running for Dummies Blog will pay shipping.
Contestants must enter on the Rafflecopter form to win.
Must have a shipping address in the US to win.


*Disclosure:  These thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was provided the Running a Marathon for Dummies book free of charge for the purpose of a blog post and giveaway but I’m under no obligation to give it a positive review.  If I hated it, I’d tell you.

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71 comments :

  1. I want to win because I am training for my first marathon this year!!

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  2. it's on my bucket list and i love the 'for dummies' line! thanks for the giveaway :)

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  3. I'm interested in reading this book because there is never too much of inspiration and information when it comes to my running journey. There will come a day when a Marathon will be my goal (first I need to cross some other things off the list, and work up the milage of course).. :)

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  4. There are a million reasons this guide would be great for me. In high school I used to run cross country about 4 years ago I was in an accident where I broke my femur in two nd my elbow. It took a year of physical therapy to be able to run. Since ive been struggling but one of my goals is tonrun a marathon. Even though I still have a titanium rod in my leg I know I can do it. Km new to training on my own and with all the info out there it would be great to have everything in one place....here's to luck
    -pagec

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  5. I'm running a marathon this year!! I'd love some guidance!!

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    1. Good luck! I think this book will be great!

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  6. I would like to learn more about running and racing!

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    1. this sound like the perfect book for you then! Good luck!

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  7. I would love to run a marathon. I did my first half last year and another in a month. I would love to see about training for a marathon.

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  8. Trying...trying to get motivation to run second 1/2 marathon...not going so well...would love to get some tips!;)

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  9. I am a fan on FB, have you in my Google circle, following in Pinterest.... I really want this book, first Marathon in October!

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  10. I love to read anything about running, so this sounds interesting.

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  11. This is definitely on my bucket list and I am a dummy about running.

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  12. I would love this book because I LOVE to read and I am still a newby runner and would be able to learn a lot from this book! I have so many questions.

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  13. I want to win because I'm training for my first half marathon and it's all so overwhelming!

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  14. Love reading about running! You won my giveaway so now I want to win yours, lol!!! you will love your headband!

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    1. YAY! thanks! I can't wait to receive the headband I won!

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  15. I'd love to read this book, I've done 10 half marathons but I'd like to try for a full soon!

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    1. I am in the same boat. I've done a dozen half's but never a full!

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  16. OMG. I. Need. This. Book.

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  17. I just realized I am not eligible because I live in Canada. Oops. Oh well.

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  18. Hey! I want to run a marathon AND I'm kind of a dummy, so this would be great for me :) I'm training for my 4th half-marathon and have only recently wondered if I could do a full.

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    1. sounds like you and me are in the same boat! Good luck!

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  19. I am a total n00b when it comes to running, and my goal is to complete TWO Disney half marathons in 2014! I can't even RUN yet! I need this book! :)

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  20. Completing a marathon is on my 2013 Fall bucket list- best start reading soon.

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  21. Heather ShouldersMarch 3, 2013 at 6:28 AM

    I would LOVE to read this! Running my first marathon on St. Patricks Day and the doubts are starting to creep in and I am full of questions!

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  22. I want to run a marathon, but I don't know where to start. I would love to win this book to boost my confidence and knowledge base!

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  23. I have read several plans but they all seem to be out of my league...and I've read other "dummie" books and I always enjoy them!

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  24. I have read several plans but they all seem to be out of my league...and I've read other "dummie" books and I always enjoy them!

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    1. I agree! this one is so simple and easy to follow.

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  25. I'm running my first full marathon this year and would appreciate ALL the help I can get! (grandma's in Duluth in June)

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  26. Struggling with the idea of a full marathon. I am successful at 1/2 marathons and the jump to a full is making me nervous.

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    1. I know exactly how you feel! I feel the same! :)

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  27. I'm about to run my first half next Saturday and I would love to look into training for a full (if I survive ;) lol).

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  28. I would love to win this book in order to train for my first marathon (someday)!

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  29. Great timing! I have my first half in April and I'm hoping to tackle the Marine Corp in October!

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  30. I'm new to running, so I need all the help I can get. :)

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  31. You can never have enough material about marathon training. Would love to have this book!

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  32. Jessica Suttle - i want to win because i need tips on how to train for a full marathon, i've only done half marathons so far and my goal is to finally do a full!

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  33. I want to win because I HATE running! I want to run a 5k this year-baby goal :)

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  34. I plan to run my first full this year and I need all the help I can get!!

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  35. I'd love to win because I plan on running my first half marathon this year, and a full one is for sure in my future! This book sounds like it would be a big help!

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  36. Would LOVE to win this book!!! I want to do more half marathons but toying with idea of a full someday

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  37. I'd like to win this book to give me something to read and strive for after foot surgery in a few weeks.

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  38. I would like to win because I'm a new distance runner.

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  39. I would actually like to win it for my wife, she will be running her first marathon this May in Pittsburgh. She has done well in her training thus far but I can tell its beginning to weigh on her. Reading about training and strategies was always a great motivator for me, helped keep me on track.

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    1. I am from Pittsburgh! Good luck to your wife! (and you with this contest)!

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  40. Getting ready to run my first 1/2. This might help considering that I am a dummy.

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    1. we have so much in common! I'm a dummy too! hah!

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  41. First marathon will be MCM this year
    , I need all the help I can get!

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  42. I'm still fairly new to running, so I can use all the help I can get!

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  43. I would love this book as I am so excited to be training for my FULL marathon this year after having baby #2. It would be a great reference to help me cross the finish line :)

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  44. I love dummies books and this one would help me as I train.

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  45. training for my first marathon this year!

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  46. I have been running for a while now but I still feel like I have to learn. Knowledge is power! :)

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  47. Would so love to win this!
    Brenda Auen

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  48. I will be 44 next month. Running was something I enjoyed years ago however I let that and other interests get away from me.The health benefits, clarity and sense of accomplishment are right on the soles of my feet! I am ready to run again!

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  49. I am going to be running the Portland Marathon in October and have no idea what I am doing. This book would be very helpful. I would love to win it.

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  50. Heather ShouldersMarch 10, 2013 at 5:34 AM

    I'm running my first full this year and have a million questions. This would be the perfect partner!

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