“A less-is-more, quality-over-quantity philosophy.” — Triathlete magazine
“Maybe this year’s the year you focus your energies on the marathon. And if you do, Smart Marathon Training is the book for you.” — LAVA magazine
“I recommend Smart Marathon Training for those who also like to bike and want to have a more focused training program for developing speed, not just distance.” — Run Oregon
“[Smart Marathon Training is] one of the most comprehensive perspectives on training smarter, not harder, for marathons and half-marathons.” — Personal Fitness Professional
“Smart Marathon Training is a great primer for anyone looking to move beyond the 10K…A great reference for any runner’s library.” — MidWest Multisport Life
“Jeff Horowitz shows that the marathon is a journey of the body and soul, and he's got 100 marathons’ worth of great stories to prove it.” — Grete Waitz, on Horowitz’s first book My First 100 Marathons
From the Back Cover
Train better, run smarter.
Old-school marathon training plans ask runners to crank out 70 to 100 miles a week. Upside: Plenty of miles. Downside: You're running ragged by race day. WithSmart Marathon Training, you can train for your best performance in a marathon or half marathon with fewer miles, in much less time. And you will avoid the injuries that come from running too much.
Smart Marathon Trainingmaps out a healthy, economical approach to training, emphasizing quality over quantity. By eliminating junk miles, this innovative program pares down training to three essential runs per week and then adds a dynamic strength and cross-training program to build overall fitness. You'll sidestep burnout and overtraining while increasing strength, power, and resistance to injury.
With more than 75 detailed exercises, plus six easy-to-follow training plans for half- and full marathons,Smart Marathon Trainingwill get you to the start line feeling fresh and ready for your best race.
Features 6 marathon and half-marathon training plans