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Smart Marathon Training
Run Your Best Without Running Yourself Ragged
Jeff Horowitz

Train better, run smarter.

Other marathon training plans ask runners to crank out 70-100 miles a week. It’s no wonder they’re running ragged by race day. With Smart Marathon Training, you’ll train smarter, running half the mileage of old-school training plans so you reach the start line feeling fresh and prepared for your best marathon. You’ll train for marathon in a lot less time and avoid the injuries that come from running too much.

Smart Marathon Training maps out a healthier, more economical approach to training, emphasizing quality over quantity. Rather than wasting time and energy on junk miles, this dynamic program pares down training to three essential runs per week, mixing in core work, strength training, and cycling. Smarter running combined with a solid strength and cross-training program limit the risks of overtraining and burnout, all while building strength, power, and resistance to injury.

With more than 80 detailed exercises, plus six easy-to-follow sample training plans for half and full marathons, Smart Marathon Training will get you to the start line feeling refreshed and ready to run your best race yet.

Jeff Horowitz is a certified running and triathlon coach, a personal trainer, and has run more than 150 marathons across 6 continents. Formerly an attorney, he quit law to pursue his passion for endurance sport, and now works with DC Tri, The Nations Triathlon, and the non-profit summer camp ACHIEVE Kids Tri, as well as Strides for Hope, a charity fundraising training group that benefits The Wellness Community.

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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.
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