Smart Marathon Training: Run Your Best without Running Yourself Ragged

Smart Marathon Training: Run Your Best without Running Yourself Ragged

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By (author) Jeff Horowitz

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  • Publisher: VELOPRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 18mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Boulder
  • ISBN 10: 1934030740
  • ISBN 13: 9781934030745
  • Illustrations note: illustrations & tables throughout
  • Sales rank: 90,797

Product description

Through a sensible, minimalist approach, "Smart Marathon Training" puts runners at the start line of a marathon or half-marathon feeling strong, healthy and prepared for their best race. Other marathon training plans ask runners to crank out 70-100 miles a week. It's no wonder they're running ragged by race day. With "Smart Marathon Training", you'll train smarter, running half the mileage of old-school training plans so you reach the start line feeling fresh and prepared for your best marathon. You'll train for marathon in a lot less time and avoid the injuries that come from running too much. "Smart Marathon Training" maps out a healthier, more economical approach to training, emphasising quality over quantity. Rather than wasting time and energy on junk miles, this dynamic programme pares down training to three essential runs per week, mixing in core work, strength training, and cycling. Smarter running combined with a solid strength and cross-training programme limit the risks of over training and burnout, all while building strength, power, and resistance to injury. With more than 80 detailed exercises, plus six easy-to-follow sample training plans for half and full marathons, "Smart Marathon Training" will get you to the start line feeling refreshed and ready to run your best race yet.

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Jeff Horowitz is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach and personal trainer and has run over 150 marathons across the U.S., Africa, Asia, Europe, and Antarctica. Formerly an attorney, he quit law in 2008 to pursue his passion for endurance sport and now works with the DC Tri, The Nations Triathlon, and the non-profit summer camp ACHIEVEKids Tri as well as Strides for Hope, a charity fund-raising training group that benefits The Wellness Community.

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"A less-is-more, quality-over-quantity philosophy." -- "Triathlete" magazine "Maybe this year's the year you focus your energies on the marathon. And if you do, "Smart Marathon Training" is the book for you." -- "LAVA" magazine "I recommend "Smart Marathon Training" for those who also like to bike and want to have a more focused training program for developing speed, not just distance." -- "Run Oregon" "["Smart Marathon Training" is] one of the most comprehensive perspectives on training smarter, not harder, for marathons and half-marathons." -- "Personal Fitness Professional" ""Smart Marathon Training" is a great primer for anyone looking to move beyond the 10K...A great reference for any runner's library." -- MidWest Multisport Life "Jeff Horowitz shows that the marathon is a journey of the body and soul, and he's got 100 marathons' worth of great stories to prove it." -- Grete Waitz, on Horowitz's first book "My First 100 Marathons"

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Train better, run smarter. Old-school marathon training plans ask runners to crank out 70 to 100 miles a week. Upside: Plenty of miles. Downside: You're running ragged by race day. With "Smart Marathon Training," you can train for your best performance in a marathon or half marathon with fewer miles, in much less time. And you will avoid the injuries that come from running too much."Smart Marathon Training" maps out a healthy, economical approach to training, emphasizing quality over quantity. By eliminating junk miles, this innovative program pares down training to three essential runs per week and then adds a dynamic strength and cross-training program to build overall fitness. You'll sidestep burnout and overtraining while increasing strength, power, and resistance to injury.With more than 75 detailed exercises, plus six easy-to-follow training plans for half- and full marathons, "Smart Marathon Training" will get you to the start line feeling fresh and ready for your best race. Features 6 marathon and half-marathon training plans