IronFit's Marathons after 40

Smarter Training for the Ageless Athlete


Book Description

The only marathon training guide athletes forty and older will ever need

Updated with full-color exercise photography; cutting-edge training, strength, core, and flexibility programs; and specific instruction for the most popular version of the marathon, the Half-Marathon, this book starts with s simple premise: training methods for younger athletes no longer work for athletes over forty. Melanie and Don Fink present step-by-step action plans for faster times, fewer injuries, and more enjoyment for the Master’s marathoner. Including profiles of successful older athletes, this book also provides ways to avoid common training and racing mistakes, recovery methods unique to forty-plus athletes, secrets to staying injury-free, and much more.

About Fink, Don

Melanie and Don Fink of IronFit® ( have trained athletes on five continents to breakthrough performances. They are the authors of Be IronFit: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness and four other IronFit® endurance sports books (all from Lyons Press). They live in Carroll County, New Hampshire.