• Marathon Training & Distance Running Tips

  • The Runner's Guide for Endurance Training and Racing, Beginner Running Programs and Advice
  • By: James Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 21-12-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: www.JimsHealthAndMuscle.com
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Summary

Long distance running is much like any other fitness training. If you want to improve, you need a good plan that has a progressive nature. If you are new to this game, you need a solid foundation to build on. Having a running program is not the only thing that you need. Sound advice and running tips should be taken from someone who has "walked the walk", or in this case, "ran the run".

Hi, my name is James Atkinson from jimshealthandmuscle.com. I'm a qualified fitness coach and personal trainer and I have a fair bit of running advice that I would like to share with you. When I was around 18 years old, I was a terrible runner! In fact, I failed the basic fitness test for army entrance on running alone, and I failed big time! Several years later, I was clearing 1.5 mile running circuits in eight minutes and 22 seconds and could easily run a marathon any day of the week! I would like to share my knowledge and training experiences with you.

If you are a beginner when it comes to running, this information will no doubt give you advice that will probably not have even crossed your mind before. If you are already a runner and are looking to make more progression, you are also in the right place. I know that it is easy to get stuck on a training plateau, so I have also added some information and training methods to this book that will help you leave the plateau behind.

©2014 James Atkinson (P)2016 James Atkinson

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Great Tips

Loved this audiobook, as I'm approaching a couple of marathons I thought I'd see if there was anything missing from my training. I certainly have helped myself with a lot of things in this book!

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Really useful and inspiring

I listened to this as a personal trainer wanting to provide more support to running clients. The advice and tips were very clear and inspiring - in fact it’s made me want to start running more myself!

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Great!!!! It's a must buy

Really helpful and motivational. Highly recommended for anyone into running or fitness. It helped me with some questions I had in my head

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  • mike
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  • 19-02-18

A good motivational and funny read.

I’m a lorry driver by trade and as everybody knows we are not the fittest of people as a rule.
I looked for a book on running tips and training ideas to help motivate me and give me direction and I do feel that I don’t that from this book. I’m in week three of the training plan and actually feel good and injury free and would recommend this book. I have a long road ahead of me and I do feel like this book has helped.
The only thing I would say lets this book down is that there is nothing about warm ups or cooling down from runs. And it just makes for a good read if nothing else.

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great listen

as a novice runner it was great to get some insight and tips. highly recommended.

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well written and easy to follow!

well recommended, great narration, clear and really useful book, ideal for marathon training for beginners

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Fantastic book for knowledge and motivation

I listened to this book in the mornings as I was getting ready for work.
It’s inspirational and great overall for motivation and knowledge especially if you’re new to running.
Fantastic narrator!

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An inspirational listen for newbie marathon runner

Enjoyed this easily digestible audio book in a couple of drives to work and back. From getting the basics right to more advanced techniques this has breadth and depth. Made all the more visceral as Jim speaks from the heart and peppers his advice with his military anecdotes.

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Good for first time marathon runners

Good tips and advice. Wasn’t to lengthy and was easy to listen to.
Good job

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Made me ready to take on the marathon challenge

This audio book was well read and the content of the book was exactly what I needed. Since beginning the book I have signed up to do the Edinburgh Marathon and will be doing some other distance and terrain challenges along the way. James has a great story and is humbly inspiring and Matt does a great job with reading and explaining everything.

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  • James Balder
  • 29-08-17

awesome!!

I listen to a lot of audio books and I can say this is without a doubt the best Fitness book I've listened too. lots of good nuggets to take my running to the next level!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-18

Helpful

Very helpful for me as a beginner . This book has challenged me to aim higher but also brought out possible mistakes a beginner can make

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  • Amy
  • 26-01-18

Quick listen with straightforward advice

This book keeps it simple and provides actionable advice on running. Great book for anyone interested in running.

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  • Christpher Hare
  • 15-02-18

The running buddy I’ve always wanted

As a beginner, I was looking for a foundations book that was both technical and frank; Jim didn’t let me down! I truly with the book had been longer and I could have continued my “relationship” with Jim as my fitness progressed. On the whole, Jim managed to get to the point, give me all the important bits that I need to know and now I feel like I can do it!

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  • Andrew
  • 02-01-18

Great listen

Would you listen to Marathon Training & Distance Running Tips again? Why?

Yes, lots of good practical information to help you get started and more importantly to keep going.

What other book might you compare Marathon Training & Distance Running Tips to and why?

Race Everything

What about Matt Addis’s performance did you like?

Excellent

Any additional comments?

Thanks for the insights

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  • Robert D.
  • 05-12-17

training for 1st marathon

From a 59 year old mother of 8 and gramma of 5, Awesome training book.

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  • Nick
  • 18-11-17

Bear Grylls meets Baden-Powell

I really enjoyed the straight forward tips and information described in this book.
The stories were entertaining and short and to the point.
The training plan is simple to follow and the suggestions are fantastic.
As I prepare for my second marathon, I am modifying my training with many of these suggestions.
The main take away is to plan your trainings to achieve the desired results.
Thank you Jim.

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  • Ben Shatto
  • 22-01-17

Tips from the British Special Forces!

Would you listen to Marathon Training & Distance Running Tips again? Why?

This book is a good introduction for any beginner runner. James’ stories are fascinating as he shares tips and tricks on long distance running many of which were learned during his time in the British Special Forces. This book is a quick and interesting listen and as an intermediate to advanced runner I came away with a few tricks I may try to help improve my speed this year. Definitely worth a listen and from an American prospective it is always fun to hear an English accent.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Marathon Training & Distance Running Tips?

Loved the stories of his time in the airborne unit.

What does Matt Addis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Matt's oration is fantastic. His voice is easy and fun to listen to.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Learning to run the hard way....So we don't have to.

Any additional comments?

Worth the listen.

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  • Robin Leenders
  • 30-03-18

Not cohesive & some advice problematic

What did you like best about Marathon Training & Distance Running Tips? What did you like least?

While the author covers a good number of topics, I didn't feel there was a cohesive approach to the material, as in several instances it felt like he started to share something detailed/meaningful and then switched topics. His commentary on not needing to add salt to your diet is not only incorrect but also dangerous for some people...I know personally that Hyponatraemia is a very real threat and there are many factors such as weather, sweat rate, current level of salt in the body that should be factored in.

Would you be willing to try another book from James Atkinson? Why or why not?

No, because I didn't find this material to be cohesive enough to warrant another purchase.

What about Matt Addis’s performance did you like?

I felt he put energy into the reading in an attempt to make the material more interesting.

Could you see Marathon Training & Distance Running Tips being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Nope

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