The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women

Get Off Your Butt and On with Your Training


By Dawn Dais

Read by Dawn Dais

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Anyone can run a marathon. Dawn Dais makes it a little more bearable–and a lot more fun

Dawn Dais hated running. And it didn’t like her much, either. Her fitness routine consisted of avoiding the stairs in her own house, because who really has the energy to climb stairs? It was with this exercise philosophy firmly in place that she set off to complete a marathon.

The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women is the ideal training manual for women who don’t believe that running is their biological destiny but who dream of crossing the finish line nonetheless. Nonrunners offers a realistic training schedule and is chock-full of how-to’s and funny observations, which she felt were lacking in the guides she had consulted. She also integrates entries from her journal, sharing everything would-be marathoners need to know about the gear, the blisters, the early morning workouts, the late-night carb binges, and most important of all, the amazing rewards.

Running may not seem like a friendly endeavor, but with Dawn Dais, you can tame the beast and hit the marathon trail.


  • "Dawn Dais is your average nonrunner who experienced firsthand what it's like to shake up the routine and train for a marathon--and finish it! This is a funny guide that provides needed motivation for a journey that can change your life for the better."
    U.S. Olympian Jeff Galloway, author of the bestselling book Marathon
  • "This is the funniest book ever written about marathon training-an essentially absurd process that is taken too seriously by far too many runners. This is a must-read for couch potatoes who accidentally sign up for this ambitious athletic event and then think, Oh my god, what have I done?"
    Jayne Williams, author of Slow Fat Triathlete: Live Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You Have Now

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Aug 1, 2017
Hachette Audio

Dawn Dais

About the Author

Dawn Dais is the author of The Sh!t No One Tells You… series, The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women, and more. She has been featured by countless TV and print media sources. She lives in Roseville, California, with her two kids, one dog, four chickens, two cats, and the occasional mouse brought into the home by said cats. She is tired. 

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