Ben Kaplan "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" Book Launch

Ben Kaplan "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" Book Launch

The Samuel J. Moore

1087 Queen Street West

Wed January 15, 2014 @ 7pm

Ben Kaplan has transformed himself from an average guy—and degenerate barfly—into a dedicated, Boston-Marathon-competing runner (he even finished it!). Now the National Post running columnist shares his strategy on preparing for a marathon in one year, even if you've never run before. Practical, honest and funny, Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now is a unique guidebook that steps confidently between memoir, humour book and inspirational self-help screed.

Complete with week-by-week training program, along with critical information about nutrition, hydration, running shoes, race strategy, pacing and proper form, Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now contains advice from experts from all over the world. And musical advice, too. As a music journalist Kaplan has solicited favourite running songs recommended by everyone from Justin Bieber to Ghostface Killah, the Black Keys and Dolly Parton. It’s like a training guide and music playlist all in one book.

So, join Ben as he goes the distance from non-runner to runner, non-father to father, and meet an unlikely cast of characters along the way, from Olympians to Woody Harrelsons, Joan Rivers to the world's top track coach, Deena Kastor, Ryan Hall, Mary Keitany, Reid Coolsaet and Kaplan’s old running buddy, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. For everyone from the veteran marathoner to the leisure-time walker, Feet, Don't Fail Me Now presents a fun and informative how-to guide for increasing stamina, patience and, most importantly heart.

Ben Kaplan "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" Book Launch

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