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.
AUDIENCE: Serious to elite runners, and coaches who train marathoners.
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
“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
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. Pete Pfitzinger has lived in NZ since the mid-1990s.
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.