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The Right Way to Train for a Marathon

by: Jason Karp, PhD

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Improving the body’s natural ability to adapt is the key to crossing the finish line after 26.2 miles.

To paraphrase an ancient Chinese philosopher, “A journey of 26.2 miles begins with a single step.” From the time the Greek runner Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 BC to announce the Greeks’ victory in the Battle of Marathon, humans have had a compelling interest in taking that single step--and many more after it.

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About the Author

Jason Karp, PhD

Jason Karp, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Dr. Jason Karp is a nationally-recognized running and fitness coach and owner of Run-Fit. As one of America’s foremost running experts and the 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, he has been pro...