First of all, thank you for taking the time to read my book!
I know that there are many marathon and half marathon training books available, and I’m honored that you’ve put your faith in me to help you prepare for your race.
Whether you’re gearing up for your first race at a certain distance or aiming for a new PR, there is no doubt in my mind that a plan designed specifically for YOU will always work better than a one-size-fits-all plan.
You have all of the tools and techniques needed to create your own training plan.
Now all that is left to do is to get to work on actually writing your plan!
While everything that you need to know is in the book, the following resources can help you put your training plan together:
- Self-Assessment of Current Fitness: Used to determine your level of fitness (objectively) when you begin your training cycle.
- Weekly Availability: How much time do you really have to dedicate to training for your race? Sometimes we have less time regularly available than we think. By writing down EVERYTHING you have to do in a given week, you’ll see just how much time you truly have for training, which will help you create a training plan that will actually fit into the demands of your life.
- 5 Most Overlooked Exercises for Runners: Not sure where to start with your strength training? Sick and tired of doing the same exercises every time? Here are 5 great exercises that will directly target the muscles that benefit you as a runner. (Includes a link to video demonstrations for each exercise.)
- Sample Training Plans: I’ve included 3 sample training plans that I’ve written for actual clients so you can see how the training progressed from the beginning of the training cycle to race day. Keep in mind, these plans were not created for you so don’t follow them to a T. Instead, use the plans as a guide for how to actually create your own plan. (And if one of these plans actually WAS your training plan for your race, you know who you are, you still should not use the plan as written. You’re not the same runner you were when we did this plan originally, are you? Didn’t think so.)