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Mastering the Marathon: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for the 40-plus Athlete

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The ideal resource forathletes age forty and older who seek faster times and fewer injuries
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Lyons Press
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Heidi J.
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: health
Easy to read, encouraging, and a focus on actual training instead of the theory behind everything. It was exactly what I was looking for, and I am excited to implement one of his training plans later this month. I will add to this review after I have had some experience with his training suggestions also.

*Later* OK, so I was able to use one of his E training plans to train for my first marathon. For my starting place-- I had been running, usually as part of triathlon training, for about five and
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Jennifer Mcclain
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: running
I should probably wait until I have actually completed the training plan - and my first marathon - before weighing in on the efficacy of the training plan. The Fink model (there are actually several training plans included) is based on training by time (rather than distance) and heart rate (rather than pace). I am on week 3 of the plan and am finally getting the hang of training by heart rate. My pace is maddeningly SLOW currently, but I am trusting the science behind the method.
The book is easy
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Jean
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: running
Such a great book.
Covers training for those who are able to run 6 times per week or as little as 1 1/2 times per week. How do you run 1 1/2 times? Read to find out. It is all dependent on one's proneness to injury. Cross training ideas are included.

I have read several books on running and found this one filled with excellent guidance and good training plans.

Felinus Chidus
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Good book, specific and focussed on 40+ age group and emphasizes recovery as well as three silver bullet per week: Longer run to long run, interval training and race pace x 110% run to achieve goals, all other days are 30 minutes runs or free miles sessions with cross-training.
Sheila Valenti
Dec 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
i may be crazy, as but i'm debating running a 1/2 marathon and need all the ideas/encouragement i can get.
Hemanth
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Followed this book for my marathon training. Excellent book.
Sharon Watkins
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is really geared to the high performance runner, but it does have good advice for older runners in general.
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