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1:59: The Sub Two-Hour Marathon.

1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach—Here’s How It Will Go Down, and What It Can Teach All Runners about Training and Racing

Today is the release date for Dr. Phil Maffetone’s new book and I had the opportunity to review it beforehand. This is a must read for any runner as it is a great review of what it takes to unleash your body’s top potential when it comes to running. The principals that Dr. Maffetone discusses do not just apply to someone attempting to break a two hour marathon, they apply to anyone running.

I have read his other books on running and agree with a lot of his philosophies. He takes his previous thoughts and applies them to marathon training and how they can assist the most elite marathon runners into reaching the sub two-hour mark. It is definitely within reach and after reading you will understand how and more importantly why it has probably not happened yet.

Maffetone discusses running at aerobic pace, nutrition, training schedules, altitude training (in particular how many elite athletes are doing this incorrectly) and many other popular aspects of running and training.  My favorite section of course was on footwear.  He mentions how shoes will not play a role in reaching a sub 2 hour marathon.  I know this sounds crazy, but many of the elite runners of Kenya and Ethiopia grew up running barefoot, and probably could improve their running economy by removing shoe gear.  He explains that it may involve running on a rubberized track for 26.2 miles where it would be possible to run without shoe gear making the sub two-hour marathon a possibility.  Read it before you draw any conclusions!

It’s a quick read and very interesting!

Dr. Nick

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