Advanced marathoning by Pete Pfitzinger

By Pete Pfitzinger

Shave mins off a while utilizing the newest in science-based education for severe runners. Advanced Marathoning has the entire details you must teach smarter, stay damage loose, and arrive at the place to begin able to run the marathon of your life.

Including marathon-pace runs and pace runs, Advanced Marathoning presents in basic terms the best equipment of educating. you will the best way to supplement your working exercises with power, middle, flexibility, and shape education; enforce state of the art foodstuff and hydration recommendations and restoration ideas; and taper correctly to arrive top performance.

With easy-to-understand daily education schedules for 18- and 12-week training for weekly distances of fifty five, fifty five to 70, 70 to eighty five, and 85-plus miles, Advanced Marathoning is just the main finished and effective method of marathoning. if you are able to in attaining your individual top, this booklet is for you.

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First, they provide feedback on your fitness, reducing an element of uncertainty about your marathon preparation. Second, they make you go through the nerves of racing, helping to reduce anxiety in the last few days and hours before the marathon. When you’re at your limit in the marathon, feeling tired, wondering whether you can hang on even though there are still 10 miles (16 km) to go, it helps to have been through the demands of racing at shorter distances. Even though the ultimate test (the marathon) is crueler, the preparation gained from shorter races is priceless.

This strategy makes for very difficult workouts (which can be good), but you risk shortening your workouts. Another school of thought is to allow your heart rate to decrease to 70 percent of your maximal heart rate or 60 percent of your heart rate reserve during your recovery between intervals. For the lower-tech crowd, a good rule of thumb is to allow 50 to 90 percent of the length of time it takes to do the interval for your recovery. For example, if you’re running 1,000-meter repeats in 3:20, you would run slowly for 1:40 to 3 minutes between intervals.

When you eat a high-carbohydrate diet during the last 3 days before the marathon, therefore, your body stores an extra supply of glycogen. 38 /// Advanced Marathoning This classic approach to glycogen loading has fallen out of favor as we’ve learned more about tapering for marathons. Carbohydrate depletion recently has been shown to suppress the immune system, so the classic glycogen depletion and loading regimen increases your risk of getting sick when you can least afford it.

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