CASE STUDY: MARATHON PR
Studying the breakthroughs made by other athletes can often help us reach our own PRs.
In this article, we explore the key factors that resulted in a 42-year-old amateur runner improving his marathon time by 30 minutes in 13 months.
Under the guidance of coach Andrew Simmons, this athlete employed plenty of disciplined Zone 2 trainingto optimize the efficiency of his fat burning energy system. He also tested his fitness with strategically scheduled half marathon races.
Perhaps most significant of all was that, throughout these 13 months, this runner missed only 7 workouts. Once again this reinforces that consistency is key.
Review this case study to see how you might modify your own program for better results.