Friday, July 27, 2018

Training Book Review: Advanced Marathoning

With the Twin Cities Marathon on deck, it was time to re-read Advanced Marathoning by Pete Pfitzinger. I've been following his half marathon plans for the last couple of years, and was excited to give his marathon training a go for TCM. I read this back in 2011 when I was in the peak of my PRs, and wanted to refresh my brain on the principles.

It was totally worth a re-read, and it helped reaffirm the training we've been doing leading up to this cycle. It gave me confidence in our plan, preparation, and goal for the fall. I'm really excited to put in the work and toe the line on October 7th to see what my legs and brain can do!

My rating: 5 stars

Summary from goodreads:

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.

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