PRLog - Dec. 17, 2012 - SAN DIEGO, CA – To paraphrase the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, “A journey of 26.2 miles begins with a single step.” From the time the ancient Greek runner Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 B.C. 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 that. Marathons in the U.S. have seen record increases in participation during the past few years.
Learn how to run a marathon!
And now there’s a new online course to teach you how to run a marathon! In Marathon Training 101, 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, exercise physiologist, and author of Running a Marathon For Dummies (http://www.runcoachjason.com/
* the fundamentals of marathon training
* the knowledge you need to select the right resources for your training
* how to structure your very first 20-week marathon training plan
* shoe selection
* ten things you must do on marathon race day
* secrets of long runs
* how to avoid injuries
“The marathon changes people’s lives,” said course instructor Dr. Jason Karp. “Given the popularity of the marathon and the continued misinformation that runners are given, this course is a great opportunity for people to learn what to do as they prepare for their life-changing event. And the best part is it’s totally free!”
To enroll in the course, go to https://www.canvas.net/
About Dr. Jason Karp
Dr. Jason Karp is a nationally-recognized running coach, 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, and owner of RunCoachJason.com, providing private coaching and training programs to runners of all levels. He holds a Ph.D. in exercise physiology and is founder and coach of REVO2LT Running Teamä and Dr. Karp’s Hot-Bod Boot Camp (http://www.runcoachjason.com/