Get Ready to Run!
A complete guide to training for a half or full marathon in sixteen weeks, this book follows the format of Tom's previous book The 12-Week Triathlete with simply the best advice on how to run your fastest race while staying injury-free. Whether you are a first-time marathoner, trying to set a new "PR" or looking to qualify for Boston, this book is for you.
"TRAIN LESS AND RUN YOUR BEST"
Some worry that running a marathon will involve hours upon hours of training each week. Others fear that they will become injured. Some veteran marathoners have followed other training plans and experienced both, but Tom's approach is much different. His philosophy of "train less, run your best" will amaze you whether you are running your first marathon or fiftieth. Exercise physiologist and sports performance coach Tom Holland -- an elite endurance athlete himself and sub-3 hour marathoner who has run in more than fifty marathons, three ultramarathons, and a dozen Ironman triathlons around the world will teach you how to properly gear up and train in the sixteen weeks prior to your half or full marathon. So when that starting gun sounds, you'll be equipped with invaluable tips and techniques that will put you in position to run the best race of your life.
The Marathon Method provides you with everything you need to know including: Easy-to-understand advice on nutrition, hydration, and gear Customized training plans for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners Advice on the mental side of running and how to make your mind go that extra mile Strategies to avoid hitting the infamous 'wall' Tips on pacing, injury prevention, strength training, flexibility, and much more!
This book is great for anyone who is looking for valuable tips on running a marathon or half marathon. Very helpful for beginners and novice runners from training physically and mentally as we'll as proper nutrition. This book helped me prepare for my first half marathon and for a full marathon.
I followed this plan with a smile.
If you are planning your first marathon buy this book a year before you select a race date. I'm male 45 and followed this book and selected the Intermediate Marathon Plan and ran my first Marathon (Houston) on 1/13/13 in cold, rainy & windy 25mph conditions. I attribute my average pace of 9:07 to the core and strength training in the schedule plus all the little tips to get as much out of the race for the conditions of the day. Even tho i didn't get my ultimate goal of a sub 4 marathon I did run mile 26 in 8:25 and finished with my arms high with a smile. Anything is possible if you have commitment, a plan and time. Go for it!