- Paperback: 204 pages
- Publisher: The MAF Group; 2nd edition (May 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0964206277
- ISBN-13: 978-0964206274
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #967,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Training for Endurance Paperback – May, 2000
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The manual goes into detail on how the method works, and how it came to be determined. I find it lacking in any structured training plans, so if you are looking for a book that says "Here's your week plan of workouts:" this is NOT it. Think of it more as a 'Philosophy of Training properly' manual; lot's of concept, not much system.
The method that Maffetone offers is simple to the point of frustration. I think most endurance athletes, especially triathletes, believe that complicated formulaic training is the only way to achieve top results. If you read this book you will likely be saying: "That's it?! This guy has no idea what he's talking about!" But, once you learn of the absolutely world class stable of athletes (including many multiple Ironman world champions) who were and still are disciples of his teaching, you may find yourself a little more motivated to "Go slow to get fast"
If you want to be healthier while training - this is your book.
If you want to overcome some niggling past injury - this is your book.
It is a challenge to embrace the basic tenet of train moderately and improve performance, but once you get past that (and stop saying I can't go that slow) you find that you get faster and faster with less and less effort and without injury. And if like me you've ever been haunted by a recurring injury you know the value of training injury free.
Dr. Maffetone has proved himself as a trainer of wold class athletes (including many multiple Ironman world champions). He is on the cutting edge of training techniques and advanced nutrition. Combine this with his other book Eating For Endurance and you will surprise yourself and others with your improved performance.
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Great book. I recommend it highly. It gives the basic understanding of how the body reacts to endurance exercises. Read morePublished 7 months ago by GG
Great book. Easy read. Motivational. Struggling with injuries, set backs, overtraining? Doc Maffetone provides easy solutions, and time proven solutions to training questions.Published 14 months ago by David P Broer
This method of training works very well, easier effort better results, helped me to completing my first tri. Read morePublished on October 27, 2012 by Pen Name