Advanced Marathoning 2nd Edition

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Human Kinetics, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 247 pages

Shave minutes off your time using the latest in science-based training for serious runners. Advanced Marathoning has all the information you need to train smarter, remain injury free, and arrive on the start line ready to run the marathon of your life.

Including marathon-pace runs and tempo runs, Advanced Marathoning provides only the most effective methods of training. You'll learn how to complement your running workouts with strength, core, flexibility, and form training; implement cutting-edge nutrition and hydration strategies and recovery techniques; and taper properly to reach peak performance.

With easy-to-understand day-by-day training schedules for 18- and 12-week preparation for weekly distances of 55, 55 to 70, 70 to 85, and 85-plus miles, Advanced Marathoning is simply the most comprehensive and efficient approach to marathoning. If you're ready to achieve your personal best, this book is for you.

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Excellent book for beginners and advanced runners

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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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I ran my first marathon at London in 2013 after dropping out two weeks before 2012 with an overtraining injury. In 2013 I was more careful, but I still didn't quite know what I was doing. I hit the wall hard somewhere between 18 and 20 miles. I can't be more precise than that. Finished just outside 3:30 feeling like I'd been tortured. I was 40 years old. It took me 5 years to get it together for my second marathon and in the meantime I read and digested this book. I decided to follow its 18 week plan for lower mileage runners after setting a very ambitious goal of 3:15 for the Brighton Marathon in the UK. I read the book again and paid close attention to the chapters on following the training plans and on race day strategy. I managed to handle the training load well so about halfway through I decided to sign up for another marathon 6 weeks after! I completed the training, avoided injury, did the carb loading and arrived at the start line as prepared as I could have been. This was three days ago. After executed a nearly perfect race plan I achieved my goal with 8 seconds to spare. I'm five years older now and a cut above. Compared to the first marathon, this one was almost easy despite being 16 minutes faster. I never hit the wall and I felt good nearly the whole way around. I'm now following the 6 week plan for multiple marathons and hoping to shave off a few more minutes in Edinburgh. I know that I did the hard work, but these guys really cleared the way for me. I'm going to see how far I can go with this. All credit to the authors. I can't thank them enough. 

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About the author (2009)

Pete Pfitzinger ran in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic marathons, both times finishing as the top American. With a personal best of 2:11:43, Pfitzinger is a two-time winner of the San Francisco Marathon and placed third in the 1987 New York City Marathon. He was ranked the top American marathoner in 1984 by Track & Field News, and he is a member of the Road Runners Club of America's Hall of Fame. Currently the chief executive of the New Zealand Academy of Sport in Auckland, he has written all or parts of two other books on running and was a senior writer for Running Times from 1997 to 2007, in which his popular column, "The Pfitzinger Lab Report," appeared.

Scott Douglas is a freelance writer and editor with more than 15 years of professional journalism experience related to running. A former editor of Running Times, he is a regular contributor to Runner's World and Running Times and has coauthored four books on running, including two with running legend Bill Rodgers.

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