Marathon Running: Physiology, Psychology, Nutrition and Training Aspects

  • Christoph Zinner
  • Billy Sperlich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Billy Sperlich
    Pages 1-12
  3. Thomas Stöggl, Tobias Wunsch
    Pages 13-45
  4. Karsten Koehler
    Pages 47-67
  5. Oliver Faude, Lars Donath
    Pages 69-81
  6. Christian Zepp
    Pages 83-105
  7. Chris Hammer, Leslie Podlog
    Pages 107-124
  8. Jennifer L. Reed, Jenna C. Gibbs
    Pages 125-152
  9. Christoph Zinner
    Pages 153-171

About this book


The book contains recent research about physiology, psychology, nutrition and training aspects of Marathon Running of different age, gender and performance level. The basic knowledge of marathon running with explanations of the physiological and psychological mechanisms induced by marathon training with the associated adaptations and subsequent improved physiological capacities are presented in a reader friendly format for researchers and practitioners. The book includes a full range of useful practical knowledge, as well as trainings principles to guide the reader to run marathon faster. After reading the book the reader is able to develop training plans and owns the knowledge about up-to-date scientific results in the fields of physiology, psychology, nutrition in marathon running.


Marathoner Exercise Endurance Long Distance Running Metabolism Periodization Training Method Training Principles

Editors and affiliations

  • Christoph Zinner
    • 1
  • Billy Sperlich
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sport ScienceJulius Maximilians Univ WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Sport ScienceJulius Maximilians Univ WürzburgWürzburgGermany

Bibliographic information