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.
AudienceSerious to elite runners, and coaches who train marathoners.
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
“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
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 :)