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About Jeffrey Horowitz
Since then, he's run over 160 marathons and ultramarathons, doing at least one in every state in the U.S. and also around the world, from Antarctica (yes, Antactica!) to Africa and Asia.
Formerly a practicing attorney, he now works as a program director for Achieve Kids Tri, Inc. a D.C.-based 501c3 non-profit that introduces at-risk, disadvantaged kids ages 9-14 to a healthy lifestyle through the sport of triathlon.
Jeff is also a certifed personal trainer and running, cycling, and triathlon coach (AFAA, USAT, USATF, USA Cycling, and RRCA certified). He has been the Mid-Atlantic editor of Competitor magazine, and a frequent contributer to Marathon & Beyond as well as other publications.
Jeff is married to the artist Stephanie Kay, with whom he has a son, Alex Michael.
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Strength training is crucial to better running and injury prevention. But it's difficult to know which exercises work best for runners or to get motivated to hit the gym.
In Quick Strength for Runners, running coach and personal trainer Jeff Horowitz simplifies strength training into just two 20-minute workouts per week, with no gym or pricey equipment required. Designed specifically for runners, the Quick Strength program pinpoints the exercises that really work. Inside you'll find:
• A guide to how strength training leads to better running form and fitness
• 40 targeted exercises, with step-by-step photos and clear instructions
• Progressive workouts and advanced form options to increase strength as fitness improves
• A focused and efficient 8-week strength training program
• Tips on designing your own long-term workout program for a lifetime of fitness
Quick Strength for Runners makes it easy for runners to build a better runner's body. This highly effective, easy-to-implement program will make you a stronger, faster runner in under an hour a week so you can stay on the road or trail.
Old-school marathon training plans ask runners to crank out 70 to 100 miles a week. It's no wonder those who make it to the start line are running ragged. Smart Marathon Training maps out a healthier, more economical approach to training that emphasizes quality over quantity. This innovative program eliminates junk miles, paring down training to three essential runs per week and adding a dynamic strength and cross-training program to build overall fitness. Runners will train for their best performance in less time and avoid the injuries, overtraining, and burnout that come from running too much.
Smart Marathon Training builds up a runner's body to resist injury. Runners gain the strength they need to run long using functional exercises that target the hips, glutes, and quads. Running is a full-body sport, so this training program also builds a strong core and upper body to avoid injuries that begin above the waist.
No one fakes a marathon or half-marathon--everyone has to do the work. But Smart Marathon Training replaces long, grinding miles with low-impact cross-training. Horowitz outlines a cycling plan to complement run workouts, boosting base fitness while saving runners' bodies for their best runs.
With more than 75 detailed exercises plus six easy-to-follow training plans for half- and full marathons, Smart Marathon Training will get you to the start line feeling refreshed and ready to run your best race yet.
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