A. After reading “Men’s Health” by Bill Phillips, many of the articles only focus on workouts for certain things topics of how to get abs’, how to get the best arms or legs, the best way to tone certain areas, yet none for training for a marathon. This is intriguing because marathon running has become more popular throughout the past few years. There are multiple factors to the positive way to train for a marathon. Some say it has to do with your past, your age, your diet, the way you live your life and exercises you do on a regular basis. This helped me to form the question of what is the most effective way to train for a marathon.
B. Extensive research done on the subject of marathon training and what is the most effective way to train for…show more content… Physicians have determined a few of the best techniques when starting to train for a marathon. Experts agree that it is not simply one factor, but multiple combined and act together as if they were one. “The unique attributes of marathoners have long been recognized, but until the pioneering research of Morgan and Pollock (1977) little was known about their characteristics” (Jung par. 1). Many people knew and wanted to study marathon competitors, but until Morgan and Pollock came in 1977 experts were not sure how to go about recognizing their distinct characteristics. Jung proclaims that “Basically to achieve the required and suggested amount of oxygen to become equipped for marathon running is through endurance training” (par. 1). In 2003 a study showed that anaerobic plays an important role in distance running performance. Showing that possibly resistance training may be the best solution for benefit…show more content… Finally, physicians have found that many marathon runners have several motivational differences which help them push to achieve their effective ways of training. Karin Jeffery claims that “Participants in cause-based endurance-training programs raise funds for a charitable cause and are coached to complete a marathon” (par1). By this motivation they’ll train harder, and try to find an effective way to excel. Ashley Samson found “evidence that an individual with a higher level of self-efficacy will persist longer” (par 1). This helps the racer to push themselves. “This experiment helped to explore the evolution of efficacy beliefs” (Havenar par 3). This belief relates to emotional states throughout the duration of the experience such as drill. Stated that “motivations vary based on individual difference in cross sectional designs” (Angus par