Extensive, day-to-day training schedules are targeted to your weekly mileage and length of training program (12, 18, or 24 weeks). These training schedules will have you racing at peak speed, whether you're targeting one race or several during the season.
The more you know about why and how the plan works, the more motivated you'll be to stick with the workouts. You'll also be better able to assess your progress as you get closer to the big race. You'll learn the scientific principles behind what makes you a faster marathoner and which workouts you need to improve.
Many factors can affect your marathon success. Advanced Marathoninggives you information on everything critical to your success, including
Author Pete Pfitzinger was the top American finisher in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Marathons. He won the 1984 Olympic Trials by outkicking former world record holder Alberto Salazar. Pfitzinger, now an exercise physiologist, won the San Francisco Marathon twice and finished third in the 1987 New York City Marathon. Co-author Scott Douglas is a well-known writer on running, a former editor of Running Times, and a competitive runner. The duo, co-authors of Road Racing for Serious Runners(Human Kinetics, 1999), have experience, credibility, and an ability to present scientific information in a readable manner.
Successful marathon running requires thorough, intelligent preparation. Advanced Marathoningis the only book you'll need to move beyond the basics and meet your goals—training smarter to run faster.
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Excellent book for beginners and advanced runnersUser Review - lydia2000 - Overstock.com
I am training for my first marathon and this book is an excellent resource. It really explains the science behind the different types of training and how they affect your physiology so you can create ... Read full review
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Two years ago I limped across the finish line of my first marathon. While I boast that I ran a sub-four hour marathon, I can't boast by much. My time was 3:59:56. After a year off, I've decided to ... Read full review