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5/25/13 4:34 P

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SB, I just purchased The Run-Walk-Run Method and Your Personal Running Journal.
I hope to learn more from these books and a couple of Jeff's other books as well as from this SP site.
Lots of good information. Now if it just helps me run better.


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I own Jeff's marathon book and the Running-a Year Round Plan book.

Even though I have never participated in a marathon, I find a lot of "pointed" marathon advice in the marathon book. The Year Round Plan book is also good.

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5/24/13 7:36 P

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In 2012 between January and March I did 2 full and 5 half marathons. Then came the cancer treatments. No chemo, but looked bad enough I quite going to the gym, but kept running. That caught up to me in October when I tore a hamstring. That put me down until January when I started to walk/run again. In April the body seemed to be healed and now feel like I'm working my way back to the strength I had early in 2012, but not the stamina yet.
Good suggestion about the time goal. I don't really have one yet, so maybe I should look at the other plan.

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5/24/13 6:57 P

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How long ago were those marathons? If you are coming back from injury, I definitely recommend starting with the to finish plan. It gives you a great chance to really adapt to the distance without injury. And provides a solid base for future marathons. That's how I started and it enabled this old body to run 16 marathons and counting. Patience early on really will pay off.

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5/24/13 6:32 P

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Thanks for the replies. I just ordered a couple of Jeff's books. Presently reading Running Until You're 100. Need to go on his site and order the Training Programs book.
Just to mention I've completed 6 marathons and 15 half marathons.
Looking for some new ideas as I come back from an injury and seeing if I can get this aging body through a few more years of running and maybe another marathon or two.

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BTW, I'd strongly recommend purchasing one of Jeff's books. If you are going to put the time into training for a marathon I think it's worth getting a fuller understanding of his method. I'd suggest the Training programs book. It includes plans for 10 miles, half marathon and marathon. I personally don't own the dedicated marathon book. I would not get the Book on running, because it does not discuss the magic mile, which is currnetly really central to his method.

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h is hill training and p is race pace. Yes, CD is Cadence Drills and ACG is Acceleration gliders (or strides as they are called in other plans).

You must be looking at the time goal plan. If this is your first marathon, I strongly recommend that you start with the "to finish" plan.

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On Jeff's web site he lists a training schedule for marathon training. On Tuesdays he references (CD/acg/p). I think the CD is Cadence Drill and the acg is Acceleration Gliders. What does the p stand for?
The same question, on Thursdays he references (h). I'm not sure what this is in reference to.
Your help is appreciated.



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