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"For anyone serious about running, Advanced Marathoning offers the latest information for optimizing performance. If you are preparing for a marathon, I highly recommend this book."
2014 Boston Marathon Champion
2009 ING New York City Marathon Champion
2004 Olympic Marathon Silver Medalist
"After retiring from competition as an elite middle-distance runner, I decided to try marathons. All of my training has been based on what I learned in Advanced Marathoning, and I haven't been disappointed. Read this book, stick to the program, follow their advice, and I guarantee that you will be ready to run a great marathon."
1992 U.S. Olympic track and field team member (1,500 meters)
Ranked fourth in the world in 1995 and fifth in 1994
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.
This book is well worth its weight in gold. I was going to wait until I finished my marathon before posting a review but I am doing so well in training that I could not wait. Read morePublished 18 days ago by christopher white
Very thorough explanation of the various workouts and their specific improvement effects; a great resource for forming a training plan to compete at top levels in the marathon... Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Frazier
Tabular data is hard to see in Kindle. Great book on marathoning.Published 1 month ago by Mehere123
Concise enough to get you running toward your goals quickly. Deep enough to help you understand the reasons for each run and how it effects your physiology. Read morePublished 2 months ago by freeThought69
Perfect all inclusive book on how to seriously train for the marathon. If you're serious about distance running then this is for you. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Justin Brown
This is the book to get for the science of marathon training/racing based on real experience and the highest levels of accomplishment. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cory A. Steiner
This book was an amazing help and had a positive effect on the time that I got in the Boston marathon! It was my third marathon and I posted a time of three hours and 35 minutesPublished 2 months ago by Gabrielle D. Mckenna-Elliott
Fantastic book in every way! All the theory, complete running schedules, a must have for any marathon runner!!!Published 2 months ago by Rick B