Your running style is determined by your biomechanics, including the length of your bones, your muscle and tendon flexibility, the strength and endurance of various muscles, and the coordinated contraction pattern of your muscles and the resulting movement of your limbs.
With the latest in science-based training, Advanced Marathoning shows you how to race faster, train for multiple marathons, and surpass your goals. Find the latest information on training methods, schedules, and programs for a variety of distances. Guaranteed to take you to the next level, you will run your best marathon with this definitive book.
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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.
Part I: Training Components
Chapter 1. Elements of Training
Chapter 2. Nutrition and Hydration
Chapter 3. Balancing Training and Recovery
Chapter 4. Supplementary Training
Chapter 5. Tapering for Peak Marathon Performance
Chapter 6. Race-Day Strategy
Part II: Training Programs
Chapter 7. Following the Schedules
Chapter 8. Marathon Training on Up to 55 Miles (90 km) per Week
Chapter 9. Marathon Training on 55 to 70 Miles (85 to 110 km) per Week
Chapter 10. Marathon Training on 70-85 Miles (110-135 km) per Week
Chapter 11. Marathon Training on More than 85 Miles per Week
Chapter 12. Multiple Marathoning
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.
"For anyone serious about running, Advanced Marathoning offers the latest information for optimizing performance. If you are preparing for a marathon, I highly recommend this book."
2014 Boston Marathon Champion
2009 ING New York City Marathon Champion 2004 Olympic Marathon Silver Medalist
"After retiring from competition as an elite middle-distance runner, I decided to try marathons. All of my training has been based on what I learned in Advanced Marathoning, and I haven't been disappointed. Read this book, stick to the program, follow their advice, and I guarantee that you will be ready to run a great marathon." Steve Holman 1992 U.S. Olympic track and field team member (1,500 meters) Ranked fourth in the world in 1995 and fifth in 1994