My name is Marlies Kort. Ironman 70.3 World Champion 2015 in the Female 40-44 class. In 2013 I won the New York Marathon non-pro female overall in 2h52. As much as I love training and competing, I also love coaching —it’s my passion! I’m Dutch born and bred, and now live on the beautiful sunlit island of Curacao, where I train and coach runners and triathletes from all over the world.
In 2016, while on a trip back home to The Netherlands, I discovered a radical new training system. The essence is to RUN LESS TRAINING MILES. And to run most of your long runs at marathon pace. Which is faster than the classic slow 18+ mile long-runs. At a very specific heart rate. Quite different from what traditional coaches tell you to do today.
TO RUN A SOLID MARATHON YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRAIN MORE THAN 9-MILE RUNS It’s true. You’re free to run the long runs if you want to, but you don’t HAVE to.
Thousands of Dutch runners already tried the new system. At local races and at big events like the Rotterdam Marathon. Successfully. Unanticipated for many. A running society upset.
So your ‘long’ training runs are just 9 miles. At max! On a very specific heart rate. Your personal marathon heart rate MHR. You will run all of your ‘long’ training runs AND the marathon at this very specific individual MHR. It is the cornerstone of The 9-Miles Marathon method.
Second lap of the tropical KLM Marathon 2016. Night run… Read more…