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Fdip220: Four Hour Marathon Part 2 - Endurance

This is my first podcast episode of 2010, and my second episode regarding my intentions for running a sub Four Hour Marathon in the Autumn of this year.

Endurance training and Aerobic development are critical elements in good marathon training program.  You have to put in the time without worried about the mileage, and you have to develop a base from which to launch yourself at your goal.

This is the year I’m going to break 4 hours in a marathon NOT because I’ll be physically fit to do so, but because I’ll have trained carefully, with patience and dedication: when my friend John Ellis tells me to go out and run for an hour up and down the hills of Oxford: I’ll do it…I may not enjoy it at first but once I’ve got a good and healthy base, once my endurance is up to the point where running 26.2 miles non-stop isn’t such a big deal anymore: I can work on my stamina and then go into a taper period in preparation for the day that I’ll run a marathon in 3 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds; or less.

Show Links:
http://burning2010.com
http://science2health.org
http://www.teampointtwo.com
http://10in10challenge.blogspot.com

Run Away” by Natalie Brown http://www.natalie-brown.com

Direct download: Fdip220.mp3
Category:4 Hour Marathon -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Fdip212: Four Hour Marathon Part 1: Why?

This is the first part in a series I’ll produce over the next year, regarding my efforts to run a sub four hour marathon.

For me, the goal of running a Marathon in less than 4 hours is important to accomplish for many reasons including self confidence, a feeling that I’ve reached a new level in my running, reclamation of my inner youth, setting an example for my son, earning the respect of those who understand what a sub four means, and being able to look back at my trials and tribulations on the road over the past ten years with a new sense of appreciation for the hard work I’ve put in. 

A sub four hour marathon finish will mean that I have stepped it up a notch, even if it’s the only sub four I may ever run; and it will be a personal record that I’ll savor and find pride in with the knowledge that even as a middle aged, middle of the pack slightly asthmatic goofy little podcaster runner: I can do anything.

Show Links:
http://heartlinerunners.blogspot.com
http://runnersroundtable.com
http://seecoreyrun.blogspot.com
http://www.takethesurvey.com/wizzard

Four Months to a Four-hour Marathon,Updated
Dare to Dream by Adam Ilami   http://www.myspace.com/adamilami

Direct download: Fdip212.mp3
Category:4 Hour Marathon -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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