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Long distance running is much like any other fitness training. If you want to improve, you need a good plan that has a progressive nature. If you are new to this game, you need a solid foundation to build on. Having a running program is not the only thing that you need. Sound advice and running tips should be taken from someone who has "walked the walk", or in this case, "ran the run".

Hi, my name is James Atkinson from jimshealthandmuscle.com. I'm a qualified fitness coach and personal trainer and I have a fair bit of running advice that I would like to share with you. When I was around 18 years old, I was a terrible runner! In fact, I failed the basic fitness test for army entrance on running alone, and I failed big time! Several years later, I was clearing 1.5 mile running circuits in eight minutes and 22 seconds and could easily run a marathon any day of the week! I would like to share my knowledge and training experiences with you.

If you are a beginner when it comes to running, this information will no doubt give you advice that will probably not have even crossed your mind before. If you are already a runner and are looking to make more progression, you are also in the right place. I know that it is easy to get stuck on a training plateau, so I have also added some information and training methods to this book that will help you leave the plateau behind.

©2014 James Atkinson (P)2016 James Atkinson

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awesome!!

I listen to a lot of audio books and I can say this is without a doubt the best Fitness book I've listened too. lots of good nuggets to take my running to the next level!

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Tips from the British Special Forces!

Would you listen to Marathon Training & Distance Running Tips again? Why?

This book is a good introduction for any beginner runner. James’ stories are fascinating as he shares tips and tricks on long distance running many of which were learned during his time in the British Special Forces. This book is a quick and interesting listen and as an intermediate to advanced runner I came away with a few tricks I may try to help improve my speed this year. Definitely worth a listen and from an American prospective it is always fun to hear an English accent.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Marathon Training & Distance Running Tips?

Loved the stories of his time in the airborne unit.

What does Matt Addis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Matt's oration is fantastic. His voice is easy and fun to listen to.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Learning to run the hard way....So we don't have to.

Any additional comments?

Worth the listen.

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  • Christopher
  • 01-22-17

Great Tips

Loved this audiobook, as I'm approaching a couple of marathons I thought I'd see if there was anything missing from my training. I certainly have helped myself with a lot of things in this book!

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  • Dennis
  • 08-26-17

Made me ready to take on the marathon challenge

This audio book was well read and the content of the book was exactly what I needed. Since beginning the book I have signed up to do the Edinburgh Marathon and will be doing some other distance and terrain challenges along the way. James has a great story and is humbly inspiring and Matt does a great job with reading and explaining everything.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-18-17

Very informative

Having already trained for and ran 3 marathons already I still picked up a few interesting tips from this book and therefore feel it was well worth a listen.

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  • Gary Edwards
  • 08-16-17

Great for those starting out

Enjoyed the stories and the tips. Being an injured ex soldier myself, I took up running to lose weight just over 4 years ago after ballooning to over 25st. Lost over 170lbs all thanks to the challenges that running can give you. Knowing how to avoid some of the pitfalls and getting good training tips stops those unnecessary injuries can only be a good thing. Soak up the knowledge this book gives you and you will succeed in your running dreams.

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  • kyle foster
  • 07-31-17

Good listen

I enjoyed listening too the book, as I'm looking to start training for a marathon and don't do any running yet, I've entered a 10k in four weeks and are going to uses these tips to prepare for it.
I need to keep motivated and the book give me some good ideas.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-03-17

Worth a listen

interesting and full of useful advise and information and well worth a listen. Read well.

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