My publisher has seen a few reader comments about how Smart Marathon Training seems similar to a book called Run Less, Run Faster. Both books limit running to three runs a week, but the differences go quite a bit deeper than the similarities. Let’s take a look.
While Smart Marathon Training and Run Less, Run Faster both reduce the amount of running required, Run Less, Run Faster is focused almost entirely on attaining specific Boston Qualifying times. Smart Marathon Training strives to help runners attain balanced training and better race times in any marathon and half-marathon. Because Smart Marathon Training isn’t tethered to specific race times, the approach works for all marathon and half-marathons.
Smart Marathon Training also goes deep into strength training and core strength to correct weaknesses and imbalances that often lead to injury. Where Run Less, Run Faster offers 6 strength workouts, Smart Marathon Training offers more than 75. Many coaches agree that crosstraining and core strength are important, but Smart Marathon Training really walks the walk, offering runners precise ways to train rather than general guidelines.
Smart Marathon Training is the first book to offer a fully developed plan that completely integrates core, strength, and crosstraining. Runners will be better prepared for any marathon or half-marathon with my more comprehensive approach.
Please see for yourself. Click here to learn more about Smart Marathon Training.