Are you looking to run a
☆ Sub 4-Hr Marathon? ☆
The first way is to train a lot, then come race day go out and do your best.
Results may vary if you train the first way – anywhere between ‘crash-and-burn‘ to ‘limp over the finish line and swear to never run again‘.
(perhaps I’ve being a bit over-the top, but you get my point – it’s painful).
The second way to run a sub 4-hr marathon is to train smart.
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What does training smart mean?
It means every single workout has a purpose which leads towards your goal of a sub 4-hr marathon.
Stephen Wiseman bagged a 3hr 48min marathon at Loch Ness, Scotland! (quite a hilly route!)
Rebecca Gilmore killed the Melbourne Marathon in 3hrs 43 mins!
|“When starting out I thought completing the marathon in under 4 hours would be impossible!
As the weeks went on and I followed Thomas’s plan, I realised that maybe 4 hours wasn’t such an unreachable goal after all.
The plan was do-able and I felt myself getting stronger and fitter every week.
After following the 4-Hr Marathon book, I managed to finish my first marathon in 3 hrs 43 minutes.
I loved the training plan and the supportive tips!
Thanks Thomas – looking forward to smashing some more goals with your help ? “
– Rebecca Gilmore
Melbourne Marathon finisher (3hrs 43min)
☆ Who Am I ? ☆
My name’s Thomas Watson, I’m a UESCA-certified running coach . . . and basically I’ve run a lot.
I’ve run dozens marathons and ultra-marathons, and now spend my time helping others to achieve their running goals through Marathon Handbook.
But a few years ago, I was where you probably are now – sitting online researching how to run my first marathon.
In the end, I ran 26.2 miles and crossed the finish line in 3hrs 58mins – I just squeezed in under 4 hours.
My first sub 4-hr marathon (it was agony)
But I made a lot of mistakes.
I had gone out too fast.
My training didn’t prepare me properly, so I hit the wall.
I got my nutrition completely wrong, and I screwed up with my gear choices.
(the photo above isn’t too clear, but those are board shorts – which started chafing after about 6 miles . . . ).
I went back to the drawing board, and started to research the right way to train and prepare for a marathon.
I became a certified coach, and went on to run marathon after marathon – each time refining my knowledge and strategies.
And now, having worked with hundreds of other runners, these are what I want to pass on to you, in this new book – the 4-Hour Marathon.
Here’s another success story – Natasha Floyer finished the Sydney Marathon in 3hrs and 47 mins!
“On signing up to my first marathon I was extremely fortunate to come across Thomas’ 4-hour Marathon!
It was packed full of useful tips which prevented me from making any rookie errors along the way.
Using the strategy in the book , I ended up finishing the marathon in 3:47!
I would certainly recommend Marathon Handbook to anyone!”
– Natasha Floyer
Sydney Marathon Finisher (3hr 47min)
You too can join the sub 4-hr club – simply grab a copy of the book below and you’ll instantly get access to book and the downloadable, customisable 4-hr marathon training plan!