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.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Part I: Training ComponentsChapter 1. Elements of TrainingChapter 2. Nutrition and HydrationChapter 3. Balancing Training and RecoveryChapter 4. Supplementary TrainingChapter 5. Tapering for Peak Marathon PerformanceChapter 6. Race-Day Strategy
Part II: Training ProgramsChapter 7. Following the SchedulesChapter 8. Marathon Training on Up to 55 Miles (90 km) per WeekChapter 9. Marathon Training on 55 to 70 Miles (85 to 110 km) per WeekChapter 10. Marathon Training on 70-85 Miles (110-135 km) per WeekChapter 11. Marathon Training on More than 85 Miles per WeekChapter 12. Multiple Marathoning
What People are Saying About This
"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)
"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."--(Meb Keflezighi, 2004 Olympic Marathon Silver Medalist)
"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."
1992 U.S. Olympic track and field team member (1,500 meters)
Ranked fourth in the world in 1995 and fifth in 1994
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In the fall of 2003, my marathon PR was just below the Boston qualifying standard for my age: 3:08. I wanted to run better, but needed help. One day in a bookstore, I came across Scott and Pete's book. I thumbed through it and decided it was worth a shot.
I read it cover to cover that night and tore out the schedules. I posted them to my wall next to my treadmill. I followed them religiously. In 2004. I took my marathon PR down to 2:42. I then ran multiple marathons using the multiple marathoning schedule. In 2005, I dipped under 2:40 and in 2006, I cracked the top 300 U.S. list that year with a 2:32 PR. Admittedly, a book won't do the running for you; it won't get you out in the rain or get you to run that final 1200-meter repeat, but it does tell you what you need to do.
Scott Douglas' cogent writing paired with Pete's brilliant coaching expertise make this a readable, practical book. The second edition is even better. I enjoyed the addition of the easy-to-grasp flexibility/strength training diagrams as well as the inclusion of drills.
If you want to improve your marathon time, this book is for you. Buy it, put it on your bookshelf and consult it. Trust me, you won't regret spending the money.
Research-based advice will bring you up to speed!
Hands down one of the greatest (running) books I own! It gives details on how you can improve and why, as well as concrete training plans for your next/first marathon. I recommend this for any runner, new or old!
This is a must read for any runner looking to take the marathon to the next step. Very well researched
When I initially received this book I was a little skeptical I would learn new information since I own the first edition of Advanced Marathoning. After thoroughly reading the book from cover to cover, I was amazed the great deal of novel exercise theory I gained. Nearly every sentence contains a valuable training nugget. Readers learn all there is to know about how to run their best marathon through science, experience and training theory. Pete Pfitzinger and Scott Douglas do a dazzling job of explaining the science and application to runners of all abilities. Photos of running- specific exercises, drills, core and flexibility training are extremely useful.
In my opinion, Advanced Marathoning is an obligatory book for every runner who wants to become the fastest runner they can be and ultimately find out their true potential.