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Advanced Marathoning [Kindle Edition]

Pete Pfitzinger , Scott Douglas
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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"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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About the Author

Pete Pfitzinger ran in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic marathons, both times finishing as the top American. With a personal best of 2:11:43, Pfitzinger 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. Currently the chief executive of the New Zealand Academy of Sport in Auckland, he has written all or parts of two other books on running and was a senior writer for Running Times from 1997 to 2007, in which his popular column, The Pfitzinger Lab Report, appeared. Scott Douglas is a freelance writer and editor with more than 15 years of professional journalism experience related to running. A former editor of Running Times, he is a regular contributor to Runner s World and Running Times and has coauthored four books on running, including two with running legend Bill Rodgers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5668 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers; 2 edition (26 Dec. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026IUOX2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,340 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars A chance to enjoy 1 May 2009
After completing my first marathon after a 15 year lay off I bought "Advanced marathoning" to glean more in depth info in the why's and wherefore's of marathon running to (hopefully) improve my performance. This book is ideal. It is easy to read, the schedules are explained well and all the information from stretches to nutrition to interesting info on elite runners is at your fingertips. I highly recommend this book to those who want to improve , not just their times, but the enjoyment of marathon running.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Devil is in the detail 3 Feb. 2012
This book is an excellent book for training for a sub 3 marathon. Perhaps it is too technical for the beginner but even so, there is some good science in here that is readable to all and anyone should pick it up if their ambition is to improve their time. Daniels running formula has been cited a few times in other reviews. I have both and I can see how Daniels has greatly influenced this book -in fact Daniels Daniels' Running Formula: Proven programs: 800 m to the marathon is acknowledged as being influential. I prefer though the training schedules in Advanced Marathoning as they are immediately readable, unlike Daniels where you have to know about E and T paces for example. In an ideal world you will buy both books as they are compatible and both will lead you on the road to improvement.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 1 Oct. 2014
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I have had this book for a couple of days and cannot put it down. The information at the start of the book is exactly what you would expect if you are a runner, going over some of the concepts of what it takes to run for longer and faster. It explains the value of correct nutrition, hydration, training and rest. It helps to put you on track for a race in a number of training plans over a number of schedules. It is not for the faint hearted, but if your buying this book you already know that. The book contains profiles of professional runners and gives you a feeling that you too, can achieve. The more i read this book, the more i am inspired to do better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You too can PB with Pfitz 30 Dec. 2014
By crowdie
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This has become my training bible and has got me from a 3:24 PB in Berlin (2010) to a 3:14 PB in New York this year (Nov '14) after having almost given up after hitting a brick wall in my marathon training since Berlin. The plans are tough but the gains are obvious to me now - the increased mileage and better specificity in speedwork sessions have improved me as a runner without doubt. The book is also full of useful ideas for other training and I incorporate much of the strength & flexibility work into my weekly routine. If you are an 'average' ~3:30 - 4:00 marathon runner then be prepared for a step up following a Pfitz plan, but it is worth it.
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By Sneekes
The book reminds me of some excellent academic textbooks which put in good, appropriate case studies while helping you build up knowledge from one chapter to the rest.

It goes into strong detail while remaining readable throughout. There are some very good and varied schedules.

Quite frankly, the best book on long distance running out there

I highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best marathon book out there. 9 Jun. 2011
By J. Lock
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I got this after my first marathon and used it train for my second. It contains everything you could possibly want to know about the marathon and how to train for it. It tells you how and when to do certain types of runs and the benefits of doing them. It also has drills and excellent core work for runners of all abilities.

The plans are tough, and maybe too tough for a first marathon, but they really work. I easily knocked off 17 mins in the space of 6 months.

There is so much information that even someone who is planning to run a marathon would benefit this book. Don't be put off by the grey-hound thin Elites on the front cover.

An essential buy if you really want to improve your marathon times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars must read/buy book 9 Oct. 2009
this book nails it and the plans are spot on for the next big step forward,
worth double the money,thank you for this book,one of very few books i would recommend without any worries,
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you run maras you need this book! 23 April 2009
By Biastai
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If you have run a marathon or two and want to improve your efforts then this is the book to help you.

P&D are held in the highest respect amongst runners. The reason for that is that the book is based on good quality science and research added to the immense experience of the authors.

This means the book will lead you on to that PB that you want. It contains some great schedules too so you don't have to think too hard. :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great training plans at the back too
Vital for understanding what I should be doing (and why!) ahead of my debut London Marathon. Great training plans at the back too.
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