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The Marathon Method: The 16-Week Training Program that Prepares You to Finish a Full or Half Marathon in Your Best Time Paperback – April 1, 2007
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I like the way the book presents material in a simple way. It covers everything that you need to know and includes alot of real life stories as examples - of what to do and what not to do. I bought the Jeff Galloway book as well and read that (just could not get comfortable not running a steady pace throughout the marathon), but found myself coming back to the Tom Holland book and I relied on it entirely for my training. The training charts are the key and what I would say helped me the most in my preparation.
There is alot to learn about strength training, nutrition, hydration, tapering, clothing,mental strategies and more. This book helped me with all of that. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to prepare for the marathon. In fact, I am already looking for my next event and am going to use the Advanced training chart in the book to prepare for this race as well.
Its a great book presented in an easy to understand way. It helps you build your confidence and to look forward to the excitement of race day. It worked for me!
i still use his recommendations on hydration/recovery/carb loading now on my triathlon and weight training. he cuts through the bull and give you good concise info.
The author outlines EVERYTHING you need to know, from dressing corectly, using anti chafing lubricant,(which I know now is VERY important), what to eat, drink, how to THINK, running posture...pretty much everything you didn't know was important until you really start running for long periods of time, and then you are so thankful he told you to bring toilet paper and buy a fuel belt for your long runs!
I think Tom Hollands positive, learn from his mistakes approach will appeal to runners of all levels. I recommend it highly to any new/first time marathoners. He recommends running 4 days a week, which is not what I usually do. 5 days is usual, sometimes 6, but 4 days a week is the method he recommends to getting your best results and your best time.
I am now training for a second marathon, and I have gone back to his approach for many things. I have also used Matt Fitzgeralds book Run Faster ....which is very detailed and a bit overwhelming. My next marathon is in 5 days, and I think I will read Tom Hollands final chapter the night before this marathon, just so that he can remind me to smile and really really enjoy the experience. Because in the long run, who cares what you time was if you didn't enjoy yourself?
His stories are great (I loved the Hawaii and Las Vegas experiences!!). This is a complete book with EVERYTHING you need to know on how to run a marathon or half INJURY free. I must have read various parts a hundred times to really drill in the mental techniques and to soak up words of encouragement.
I highly recommend this book!!
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I will re-read it during my marathon training.