FROM THE MAILBAG – “SMART MARATHON TRAINING” IN PRACTICE

From a recent email:
      “I’m working the intermediate plan for my 1st half later this fall.  I love the plan and I’ve used a scaled back version to get back into shape after a stress fracture.  After using the template for 2 months I was able to come back stronger than ever and just ran a 2 minute PR in my 1st 5K back last week.   I can’t tell you enough how awesome it feels to be back running so strongly.  I hope the book is a big success. I know it already has been for me and my running.”
sincerely,
Blake Johnson
4/22/12
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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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