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Advanced Marathoning-3rd Edition

Advanced Marathoning-3rd Edition

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    If you’ve set your sights on shaving minutes off your time, it’s time to ramp up your training with Advanced Marathoning, Third Edition.

    Find the plan that works best for you from the detailed day-by-day training schedules by choosing between 18- and 12-week preparation and selecting weekly distances of 55, 55 to 70, 70 to 85, or 85-plus miles. If you run marathons close together, you’ll find 6- to 12-week training plans to maximize your training time and recovery. For older marathoners, there is a full chapter dedicated to their unique training, nutrition, and recovery needs.

    Complement your running workouts with strength, core, and flexibility exercises to help keep injury at bay. Learn how current technologies such as GPS and online logs can help you analyze your training and performance and set goals for future races. Draw inspiration and insights from elite marathoners such as Galen Rupp, Eliud Kipchoge, and Molly Huddle. Implement cutting-edge nutrition and hydration strategies and recovery techniques to feel and run your best.

    Advanced Marathoning gives ambitious marathoners the information needed to train smarter, remain injury-free, and cross the next finish line stronger and faster than ever.

    CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Advanced Marathoning Online CE Exam, Third Edition, may be purchased separately or as part of the Advanced Marathoning With CE Exam, Third Edition, package that includes both the book and the exam.


    Serious to elite runners, and coaches who train marathoners.

    Table of Contents

    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. The Older (and Wiser) Marathoner
    Chapter 6. Tapering for Peak Marathon Performance
    Chapter 7. Race-Day Strategy

    Part II. Training Programs
    Chapter 8. Following the Schedules
    Chapter 9. Marathon Training on up to 55 Miles (89 km) per Week
    Chapter 10. Marathon Training on 55 to 70 Miles (89 to 113 km)per Week
    Chapter 11. Marathon Training on 70 to 85 Miles (113 to 137 km) per Week
    Chapter 12. Marathon Training on More Than 85 Miles (137 km) per Week
    Chapter 13. Multiple Marathoning

    Appendix A. Marathon Race-Pace Chart
    Appendix B. Equivalent Race Times: 10K Through Marathon

    About the Author

    Pete Pfitzinger was the top American finisher in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic marathons. With a personal best of 2:11:43, he 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. Pfitzinger has over 30 years of experience coaching marathon runners to achieve their goals. He is also the coauthor of Faster Road Racing.

    Scott Douglas is a contributing writer for Runner’s World and the author or coauthor of several other books, including Meb for Mortals and Running Is My Therapy. Douglas lives in South Portland, Maine.


    “One of the most comprehensive and trusted resources for marathoners.”
    Runner’s World

    “The third edition of Advanced Marathoning offers the latest information for optimizing performance. If you are preparing for a marathon, this is the book for you!”
    —Meb Keflezighi, Olympic Silver Medalist and Boston and New York City Marathon Champion

    Advanced Marathoning provides a focused purpose every day so that you get to race day fit enough, rested enough, and healthy enough to have a great experience.”
    —Molly Huddle, Two-Time Olympian, 2:26 Marathoner, and U.S. Record Holder in the 10K and Half Marathon

    “This is the book that taught me the science and training necessary to run faster marathons. It’s clear, smart, precise, and full of terrific advice. My first edition is full of scribbles, underlines, and notes, marking a progression from 3:18 to 3:06 to 2:43—and, more important, to a true love of the sport. This edition is even better. Read it and run.”
    —Nicholas Thompson, Editor in Chief of Wired

    “I’ve been referencing Advanced Marathoning since I first entered the marathon scene in 2013. Several buildups and top 10 finishes later, it’s still the book I turn to for research- and experience-backed information about pacing, tapering, fueling, stretching, and more. Advanced Marathoning is a comprehensive and essential resource for anyone wishing to find their potential over 26.2 miles.”
    —Becky Wade, 2:30 Marathoner and Author of Run the World

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    great book. unfortunately not (quite) metric friendly

    You guys wrote a great book, and I don't want to bash it, so I don't mind if you delete this comment from your site. I just want you to read it.
    I love the book, and it has helped me to improve a lot as a runner.
    I live in a metric country, though, and despite you having converted all the distances to km, the real problem for me is that very few of the paces have been converted.
    I have no trouble quickly converting a distance in miles to km. What is not so obviously is when you say something like, "40 seconds slower per mile." What is that in seconds per km?? I have to get out my pace calculator every time that sort of expression comes up. It would be greatly useful to us metric people if you took this kind of thing into account in the next edition.

    Please consider the fact that in most metric countries there are NO miles, anywhere. All reps, tempo runs, race distances, paces, "mile" markers etc. are only in km. We think, breath and run only in km.

    Thank you for reading this :)