Your Coach, Jeff Galloway
Here is Jeff’s own description of what the Athens Marathon means to him, and why it’s a running experienceyou’ll never forget:
Welcome to the very best running tour of Athens!
After working with Paul Samaras and his great staff since 1994 and comparing notes with those who’ve enrolled in other tours, I don’t believe there is a better way to experience Greece as a fitness experience. The helpful and friendly guides, smooth logistics, wonderful meals, running on the paths of ancient athletes–it’s priceless. Last year, on a hilltop near our hotel area just off a wonderful running trail, Barbara and I found an inscription in the bedrock that appears to be of ancient origin. We will explain how running was a significant thread in the original fabric of western civilization. You have a lot to look forward to.
Let me know if I can help,
Read Jeff’s monthly column on training in Runner’s World,and check out his web site at jeffgalloway.com.
Jeff Galloway: Almost any runner can finish strong in Athens.Having worked with dozens of beginning runners who have “conquered” the Athens Marathon course, I can say that with the right pacing and strategy, the Athens Marathon will not seem difficult at all. Since 1994, I have helped runners train for and actually run this historic course. Since there are many “once in a lifetime” experiences on this trip, I don’t recommend going for a personal record–but several of our past participants have done this. You’ll share thoughts with fellow runners from all over the world, as you cover the same ground trod by Phidippides in 490 BC–the route used in the very first marathon race, in the very first modern Olympic Games. This is truly a heritage experience for runners–one that you will remember for the rest of your life.