â€œThe expectation has changed,â€ said Bill Pierce, the chairman of the health and exercise science department at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and the creator of a popular three-day-a-week program. â€œItâ€™s O.K. now to walk. Itâ€™s O.K. to finish over five hours. People have a completely different approach to the marathon.â€The second article discusses a specific marathon training program which requires less time running. It's called the First Program (First stands for Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training) and it's outlined in the book, Run Less, Run Faster.
Archive for May, 2007
The New York Times today has two articles about marathon training. The first article is about the trend of runners training less in preparation for a marathon as well as an increase in the number of finishers every year:
The NYC Marathon lottery registration, which is still currently available to applicants residing in the United States, will close this Friday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.
Today is the last day of discounted registration for the NYRR Mini 10K, a women only race taking place on June 9th in Central Park.
The Memorial Day Four Mile Run will be taking place in Staten Island on Monday at 9:00 a.m. The race starts on Father Capodanno Boulevard and finishes on the boardwalk.
For those of you who did not make it into the NYC Half-Marathon in the lottery, Nike will be holding a raffle for entries into to the race (and other prizes) after a training run on the evening of Thursday, May 31st. This is according to an e-mail sent out by Nike last night. The training run will convene at Pier I Cafe at West 70th Street and the Hudson River at 6:30 p.m.
NYRR has announced that the NYC Half-Marathon lottery results will be posted and e-mailed this evening at 5:00 p.m. Also tonight is the American Heart Association Start! Wall Street Run & Heart Walk at 6:30 p.m. in the Financial District.
Dathan Ritzenhein won the Healthy Kidney 10K yesterday morning, beating the Central Park 10K record with a time of 28:08 and taking home $27,000 in prize money. He was followed by 5,413 finishers, about 14% more than the amount of finishers at the 2006 Healthy Kidney 10K. Healthy Kidney 10K race report round-up:
- Full race coverage by NYRR
- Sempre Libera
- New York City Runner Thoughts and Conversations
- Live to Run - Run to Live
- Terrier tracks
- training hard, hardly training
- Runner NYC
- Pre- and post-race discussion on the Runners World Forums
- Race report by rundangerously on the Runners World Forums
- Pre- and post-race discussion on the Cool Running Forums
There is a handful of races going on this weekend in New York City: Saturday, May 19th:
- Melissa Fund Sun Run, a 5K in Riverside Park at 110th Street.
- Healthy Kidney 10K, a very popular NYRR race in Central Park.
Former marathon world record holder Khalid Khannouchi will be running in this Saturday's Healthy Kidney 10K in Central Park, facing Craig Mottram, Dathan Ritzenhein and a slew of other elite runners. Despite moving to Brooklyn in 1993, Khannouchi has never raced in Central Park, according to this New York Times article. Previously: Craig Mottram and Dathan Ritzenhein to Face Off at Healthy Kidney 10K