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Clock Your Boston Qualifier: By Running Less, and Running Faster
by Enrico Varella


(3 reviews, 3 customer ratings) ★★★★

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Clock Your Boston Qualifier: By Running Less, and Running Faster by Enrico Varella
"I have finished reading your book and I am EXTREMELY impressed, Enrico! Your advice and observations are meticulous. Your book is fantastic! LOVE THIS BOOK ENRICO!" - Paul Lelekis, Author.
The prestigious Boston Marathon is respected as a race, and as a metaphor in this ebook. It represents any big goal or dream that you have. You can certainly apply the life-hacks and strategies in this ebook to help you achieve your Boston Marathon goal.

One may not want to necessarily become an 'Ironman Triathlete' or Boston Marathon finisher, but an 'Everyday Athlete'.

The information within this ebook can be used to extrapolate personal conditioning goals for any type of athlete or even just a healthy guide for the 'Weekend Warrior'. Whether one aims to complete a triathlon, marathon, parkrun, 10km race, or an after-work de-stressing jog, one would benefit tremendously from the information within this ebook.

Perhaps the working person only has personal goals for him or herself. This book is a guide that can also be used for the busy professional, working mom, the elderly, for those are physical-challenged and are unable to compete in more rigorous activities, and for those who are obese and have 'given up' hope of ever becoming a healthy individual.

The ideas above probably encompass most people and not just the 'elite-level athletes'. There are interviews with amateur athletes from 40-85 years to inspire you. An entire chapter has been dedicated to those (the majority!) who never aspire to become exceptional athletes. Be the best YOU that you CAN BE.

The intent of this ebook is not only to provide information for those wishing to become elite-athletes, but also for those who want to maximize their personal health and quality of living. You can still become the 'Weekend Warrior' that you choose and design to be.

By following the advice prescribed, you may live a richer life. Why live to a 99 years, if you live it in pain and are unable to perform normal activities? May you run away with some of the wisdom in this book!

The chapters in this ebook include:

  • Disclaimer
  • At The Eleventh Hour
  • Introduction
  • 1 O' Clock: Setting Smart Goals
  • 2 O' Clock: A Time For Training
  • 3 O' Clock: New-Wave Nutrition
  • 4 O' Clock: Racing Your Best
  • 5 O' Clock: Pacing Smartly
  • 6 O' Clock: Recovery & Rest
  • 7 O' Clock: Motivation
  • 8 O' Clock: Fully Equipped
  • 9 O' Clock: Cross-Training
  • 10 O' Clock: Managing Sponsors
  • 11 O' Clock: Race Day
  • 12 O' Clock: New Goals
  • Epilogue
  • Interviews
  • Resources
About The Author
Enrico's multi-sport endurance journey began in 2003. Since then, he completed Boston Marathon (in 2014 & 2016), finished 20 Ironman triathlons (including the prestigious Ironman World Championships 2013 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii), two half-Ironman world championships, earned four Boston Qualifying times, and completed dozens of marathons and triathlons.

He improved on his second Boston Marathon by 16 minutes, and expects to earn a third slot in the 2018 edition of this prestigious marathon. A leadership consultant by profession, Enrico has worked in 20 countries in the last 22 years. His background is in journalism, fitness & recreation management, and corporate training & education.

Although marathons and triathlons are his passions and lifestyle, Enrico has only coached runners and triathletes selectively. He shares his training and coaching wisdom with athletes directly (during or after a training session), and through his active regular online posts on his blogs and social media. A lifelong Student, he, too, is also coached in running and triathlons, and is a sponsored athlete and brand advocate.

A published playwright, this is his second eBook.
word count: 17310 which is equivalent to 69 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Andre Varella
★★★★★   Date Added: Saturday 18 February, 2017

Enrico’s book applies to anyone wishing to take their running to the next level. It draws from his experience as a runner. Enrico's journey -- which starts off with his first marathon in Hong Kong and finally qualifying for Boston -- is impressive, and a strong motivator. It certainly helped me return to running after suffering a massive ankle fracture.

The book changed the way I thought about training. It doesn’t go into technical details nor does it require adhering to rigid rules. Instead, it sets the stage for you to draw up your own training plan, and to train smarter.

This is a great all-round book, whether you aim to finish your first 5K or qualify for Boston.

Reviewed by Jamal Ismail
★★★★★   Date Added: Sunday 12 February, 2017

Excellent and essential read for anyone who runs! As an overweight runner and beginner triathlete in my mid-40s I have always struggled with recovery and weight. This book provides some useful tips to train, recover and proper nutrition for my upcoming races. I'm not planning on a Boston Marathon anytime soon, but like the writer said, "First to complete, then to compete!" Also includes several frank interviews with other highly accomplished marathoners on how they train and recover - priceless!

Reviewed by Khairil Anuar
★★★★   Date Added: Tuesday 07 February, 2017

An excellent read by an excellent coach and trainer. How to get to Boston, the holy grail of marathons, dissected and served up in an easy to read piece. This ebook will give you insights to what it takes to earn that ticket, how to do it and the pitfalls to avoid. Whether you want to earn your ticket to Boston or clinch a PB in your home race, who better to learn from than someone who has been there, done that and keeps coming back. Multiple Boston finisher, Ironman EV is the man to go to.