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Smart Marathon Training Run Your Best without Running Yourself Ragged by Jeff Horowitz

Smart Marathon Training Run Your Best without Running Yourself Ragged


Smart Marathon Training Run Your Best without Running Yourself Ragged by Jeff Horowitz

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.


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

About the Author

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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Publication date

1st October 2011


Jeff Horowitz

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224 pages


Marathon & cross-country running



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