1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach—Here’s How by Philip Maffetone

By Philip Maffetone

What will it take to run a marathon in lower than hours?

The world’s quickest occasions for the marathon were shedding because the distance of 26.2 miles was once made respectable approximately 100 years in the past. yet after a visible decline that happened for a part century, the days, whereas nonetheless edging reduce, have stalled numerous mins north of 2 hours for the earlier decade.

For the 1st time, 1:59 examines what it is going to take for an elite distance runner to head sub–two hours. it's going to require greater than uncooked expertise, optimum physique measurement, and nice athletic genes. in an effort to turn into marathon’s Roger Bannister and spoil this elusive list, this runner needs to stick with a nutritious diet and an individualized education routine that takes benefit of particular environmental elements (“live excessive, teach low”). simply because beneficial seconds count number over each one mile run, different severe issues contain stronger working shape and economic climate, sharpened psychological concentration, and donning the best kind of racing apartments (or even going barefoot).

The athlete who ultimately breaks distance running’s so much tantalizing barrier becomes a world superstar in a single day. Will the runner be a Kenyan, an Ethiopian, an American, or a marathoner from one other nation? and the way quickly will it happen?

By supplying a special window into the hugely aggressive international of elite marathon working, this e-book additionally permits working fans to have an intensive knowing of the real capability of patience athletes. And in flip, they could practice an identical education and racing ideas mentioned in 1:59 to their very own working, even if it’s a 10K, part marathon, marathon, or ultramarathon.

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