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About horowitzrun

Jeff is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach, and is the author of "My First 100 Marathons" (Skyhorse Press 2008) and "Smart Marathon Training" (Velo Press 2011). An obviously addicted runner, Jeff has run at least one marathon in every state and on 6 continents, including marathons in South Africa, China, Bangkok, and Antarctica. Jeff is available for group, one-on-one, and virtual coaching. Options include: 1. Basic Training Plan. This includes a customized training schedule geared towards a goal race, with a detailed running schedule that would include all distances and target times for each workout, including speedwork, tempo, and endurance sessions. 2. Complete Fitness and Race Plan. This includes the plan listed above, plus the non-running workouts and drills that runners need for better overall fitness and performance. You would get strength & core workouts, as well as run-specific training drills and stretches. 3. Virtual Coaching. This includes all of the above, implemented on a week-by-week basis. We review each week's progress at week's end so that adjustments can be made. The program is tailored to suit you right up to race day. It involves more contact, on a weekly or even daily basis. 4. Full Coaching for athletes in the Washington DC area. All of the above, plus a weekly workout together including speedwork, drills, and strength training. 5. Individual track sessions. One-on-one track-based workouts. Contact Jeff for pricing.

WSJ: Why Boston Marathon Runners Can Expect Quadriceps and Calf Muscle Pain

In the April 14 edition of the Wall Street Journal, Matthew Futterman wrote about the causes of leg soreness during marathons. In the article he recommends strength training to help minimize the damage from running – exactly what I recommend … Continue reading

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RRCA LAUNCHES RUN SMART: RUN SAFE ANIMATED MESSAGE

Running is one of the best forms of exercise on the planet, and according to the National Sporting Goods Association, there are now more than 10 million fitness runners in the U.S. That’s a lot of feet competing for space on … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: THOMAS JEFFERSON

Direct from our third president and Founding Father: “If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong.  Not less than two hours a day should be devoted to exercise, and the weather should be little regarded.”

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READER’S BOOK REVIEW: “100 MARATHONS”

From Facebook message posted in February by a reader of my first book,  100 Marathons (Skyhorse Press, 2008), recently re-released as a paperback edition: Just finished 100 Marathons, Memories and Lessons Learned from Races Run Around the World, by Jeffrey Horowitz. Highly … Continue reading

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RUN THE AMERICAN ODYSSEY RELAY WITH ME TO BENEFIT TEAM HOPE CONNECTIONS!

One of my favorite charities, Hope Connections for Cancer Support, helps people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer through free programs of emotional support, education, wellness and hope.  It is an … Continue reading

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