(PRWEB) March 23, 2014
Author, runner, physical therapist, and coach Nick San Martino loves to run marathons. Conquering the Beast: Thirty Years with the Boston Marathon, his new memoir, offers a proven approach to running a marathon that can help any runner finish their race—a big achievement for a run of 26.2 miles. He has trained hundreds of runners of all ages to finish their marathons. Nick has himself run and completed thirty Boston Marathons, twenty-six of those consecutively, and he now volunteers at the race. His volunteer station was near the site of the explosions at last year’s Boston Marathon, and the new book provides an epilogue of his experiences on that fateful day.
As Dave McGillvray, runner, race director, and CEO of DMSE Sports says, "As a physical therapist, (Nick) offers strategies that are based on best practices for health, as a runner, he'll make you fall in love with our world class race."
This is the insider’s view to running the Boston Marathon. San Martino has been involved with the race since the early 1970s and he’s included colorful history of the marathon, as well as his guidance on what it really takes to train, persevere, and complete the oldest and most popular of all marathons. He shares the average runners’ perspective, with anecdotes that highlight his own strategies. He gives valuable tips, such as his list of must-do activities called the “Ten Commandments of Boston.” He tells you how to make your own energy drink, how to know if you are fully hydrated, what to wear (think layers) and what to eat the night before and day of the race.
Along with concrete training details, Conquering the Beast also takes the reader to the heart of the Boston Marathon experience and defines what it means to both runners and the running community. This book is a fast-paced read for those interested in the training and endurance required to run the Boston Marathon. The author also lists eight other New England races and gives some insider details to help runners prepare for those as well. Readers and runners will enjoy the author’s first-hand accounts and descriptions of the special moments experienced by the average or “back-of-the-pack” marathon runner.
Nicholas San Martino has run and completed thirty Boston Marathons, twenty-six of those consecutively. He also competed in the Ironman Triathlon in 1983. Nick is a physical therapist in Springfield, VT, a former track coach in Milford, NH, and a graduate of UVM. He is a father of five, has one grandchild, and continues to run at age 58. To learn more about "Conquering the Beast" and Nicholas San Martino, visit http://www.perpublisher.com/per174.html.