But at the same time I was intrigued and had a lot of questions.
Because we all have seen running friends giving up because of injuries, and/or hormonal- and mental problems
So this way of training made me thinking. Was this really something we could use when training and preparing for marathon?
The main question was: can it be done? Can you prepare and run a marathon with only a few 9-mile max training runs?
I could'nt let go of that question.
I just had to figure out if this method could work for me, and more important if this would work for my students as well.
So with the many many years of running and racing experience I went to work with the goal of translating this philosophy into a workable, teachable and understandable SYSTEM.
It wasn’t perfect in the beginning, I have to admit.
But after many try outs, I found it.
At this point I can honestly say there is an alternative system now to train for your marathon. It is a system that is proven to work for me, my students, a system that has proven to work for many hundreds of other runners and I have every reason to believe it will also work for you.
The name of the system is:
“The 9-Mile Marathon Training System”.
The reason why it’s called “9-Mile Marathon Training System” is because it is a system of 90-days, with no more than 3-4 runs each week with the longest run being a 9-miler.
When I first heard about this - I thought it was crazy indeed… I was convinced you had to put in the hefty hours and miles when training for a marathon.
But “boy oh boy” -- I couldn’t have been more wrong holding on to this old way of thinking.
Is this making sense?