You’re taking on the ultimate challenge, the marathon, and that takes a strong level of ambition and desire to compete against others… and yourself.
You train for weeks and weeks — many times by yourself — just to get ready for race day.
Your goal may be as simple as wanting to run faster than a friend. Or perhaps it’s to set a new personal best for the marathon.
That’s why you worry about picking the "right program". The problem is, there’s so many programs that seem incomplete. Or they aren’t a good fit for your skills or abilities.
Imagine being able to open up the brains of a top marathon training coach… or a 2 time Olympic runner…
Imagine you could pull out every single proven tip, tactic, and technique for slashing your training and race times to the bone. We’re talking about turning ordinary runners into very good marathoners in a relatively short time.
The type of edge that can slash minutes off your best race times. The type of edge that can transform an ordinary runner into a very good marathoner. Best of all, it’s the type of edge that 99.9% of all runners will never discover or even have access to.
Hi, my name is Marius Bakken. I am a two-time Olympic runner who has competed in races throughout the world. Recently, I decided to take a break from competing on an international level and pursue my life-long dream of becoming a physician so I enrolled in medical school which I completed in 2010. (I’ll explain why my decision to become a physician is important to you in just a moment.)
I’m just as proud to say that for two consecutive years I was the second fastest non-African 5k runner in the world with a 13.06.39 personal best.
Now you may not realize it, but getting to the level of international competition wasn’t easy for me. I don’t consider myself to be a naturally gifted runner. I didn’t wake up one day ready to compete on an international — or even national — level either.
And because I loved to run, it was only a matter of time before I wanted to compete against other runners. In order to become a faster runner, I’ve spent many years training hard to become a faster runner.
Fast forward to the summer of 2005. A friend of mine named Martin Samdal asked me for some advice. He had already reserved his spot to compete in the upcoming New York City Marathon.
The problem is, he had done little or no training over the summer. Now he was about 12 weeks from having to run in the actual event and was starting to feel a little overwhelmed.
Like many new marathoners, he wasn’t sure how to go about training properly. He was confused about what he needed to do so that he was in peak condition on race day.
I took some of the best Kenyan and Italian training techniques I knew and quickly wrote up a training schedule for Martin. As I handed the schedule to Martin I thought to myself, “This is better than nothing. At least it gives him a good plan he can follow without hurting himself.”
Honestly, I had some serious doubts about how well Martin would do. After all, he was closer to being a coach potato than a world class Kenyan runner.
In fact, during the last 6 miles of the race — when most marathoners are running out of gas — he passed 252 other runners and grabbed a top 600 finish.
It turns out my Kenyan-Italian hybrid training system works for any type of runner… even an out-of-shape guy who needs help to have his best running experience ever. It works for even brand-new marathoners who want to finish their first ever race in style instead of shame.
In fact here are a few of the early “test subjects” on this program (Some of the names have been partially withheld at the runners request for privacy):
Margaretha Baumann – 2:42.16 Hamburg marathon 2008. She did this after following the training guidelines determined by her 10 minute personal record (P.R.)
Jens Kristian Berg – 2:34.59 Frankfurt marathon 2008. For a P.R., dipping under 2:35 despite being an over-40 runner… so much for the myth about slowing down with age!
Jon G. – 3:58.09 Fredrikstad Maraton 2007. Lifetime goal of going under 4 hours. Shattered his former P.R. of 4:37.
Mette H. – NYC marathon 2008 4.32.10 5946 of over 15.000 female finishers, first time marathoner, ran 3 times weekly, never ran a race before or more than 30 minutes continuous before starting the training program!
Second, not everyone can travel to Norway to train… especially if they live somewhere else in the world.
That’s why after years of testing, refining, and proving it works, I’ve therefore decided to make my ”coaching clients only’ training program available to the general public.
I decided to call it the “100 Day Marathon Plan” because the average length of time many experienced marathoners use to train for their next marathon is 100 days. That’s because they want to arrive on race day in peak condition without spending too many weeks doing high-intensity workouts.
In fact there is added a whole section in the program which explains how you can adjust the program to as little as 60 days or up to 150 days from race day and still use the powerful training.
If you want to succeed at the marathon you need two critical pieces. It takes both a well planned training schedule and taking care…