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Chasing Pheidippides: Marathon Training 101 - CEC Course

by Jason Karp, PhD

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Type: Online Course

Item: C910399CEC

Description

From the time the ancient Greek runner Pheidippides ran from Sparta to Marathon to announce the Greeks' victory in the Battle of Marathon, humans have had a compelling interest in endurance running. With over 300 marathons in the U.S. each year, and a few hundred thousand people running them, it is likely that one of your clients is interested in running a marathon. This presentation will walk you through the process of preparing your clients for a marathon, including tapering and delaying fatigue during the race.
By Jason Karp, PhD

Available Course Credits

AASFP
0.10
ACSM
1.00
CHEK
1.00
CI
1.00
IFPA
1.00
ISFTA
1.00
ISSA
1.00
NCCPT
0.10
NCEP
1.00
NCSF
0.50
NESTA
0.10
NETA
1.00
NFPT
0.25
NSPA
1.00
PTAG
1.00
PTIA
1.00
REPS NZ
0.75
REPs UAE
1.00
REPs UK
1.00
W.I.T.S.
1.00

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the physiological variables associated with running a marathon.
  2. Identify the components of marathon training and describe how clients adapt to training each component.
  3. Describe the different workouts clients can do to prepare for a marathon.
  4. Describe tapering strategies.
  5. Understand how to plan a marathon training program.
  6. Understand how to plan a marathon taper.

Course Content

Chasing Pheidippides: Marathon Training 101Video
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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 National Personal Trainer of the Year, he has been profiled and interviewed in a number of publications. A rare combination of education and experience, he holds three degrees in exercise science, including a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Indiana University and a master’s degree from the world-famous Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Calgary. No other running coach or personal trainer has the combination of credentials, education, and experience. A prolific writer who is more widely published than anyone in the fitness or coaching industries, he has more than 200 articles published in numerous international running, coaching, and fitness magazines and scientific journals, is the author of five books, including Running for Women and Running a Marathon For Dummies (of the internationally-known For Dummies brand), and is a frequent speaker at international fitness and coaching conferences. A former high school and college cross country and track coach, Jason is a nationally-certified running coach through USA Track & Field, has taught USA Track & Field’s highest level coaching certification, has led elite coaching camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and is sponsored by PowerBar and Brooks. He has been a runner since sixth grade and was a member of the silver-medal winning U.S. Masters Team at the 2013 World Maccabiah Games in Israel.

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