• 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 (53 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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Beginner level

This book is exactly what it says on the cover, a great beginners guide. I am more advanced and still found some aspects very useful and reassuring. Look forward to listening to more of his books

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  • Mark
  • SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom
  • 02-06-18

enjoyed it

now i have lustened I am hoping it will take me past the 5km parkrun that I am currently stuck at....

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Awesome book

I am training for a half marathon and I am bricking myself. This audiobook has helped calm me down and has given me some great advice. Thanks guys.

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Great Advice

I really enjoyed this book. Great advice and stories to motivate me in my running.

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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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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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  • Ethan C Soliday
  • 20-08-18

great information

I've ran a marathon about 5 years ago, and looking at doing another one. I wish this book was around when I ran my first. can't wait to try out some of the techniques to see if they can help me succeed!!! Very well written!!!

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  • Neal Lynch
  • 12-07-18

Excellent book for running advice!

Well written with a good mix of personal stories and sound advice for beginner and veteran runners.

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  • 18-06-18

Great Book!

I am training to prepare for the police academy and have found it tough to find books or articles that I can relate to, but with his Military training stories I found it very relatable. I also love the tips to avoid injury, I wish I would've listened to this audible book sooner !

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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