Advanced Marathoning

Advanced Marathoning

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By (author) Pete Pfitzinger, By (author) Scott Douglas

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 252mm x 16mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736074600
  • ISBN 13: 9780736074605
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 7 black & white illustrations, 82 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 10,894

Product description

"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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Author information

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 contributed to 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.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Guidelines for Advanced Marathoning; Chapter 2. Elements of Training; Chapter 3. Nutrition and Hydration; Chapter 4. Balancing Training and Recovery; Chapter 5. Supplemental Training; Chapter 6. Tapering for Peak Performance; Chapter 7. Race-Day Strategy; Chapter 8. Following the Training Schedules; Chapter 9. One Marathon on up to 55 Miles per Week; Chapter 10. One Marathon on 55 to 70 Miles per Week; Chapter 11. One Marathon on 70 to 85 Miles per Week; Chapter 12. One Marathon on More Than 85 Miles per Week; Chapter 13. Multiple Marathoning.