Thursday, July 13, 2006

Jonathan Roche: Marathon Training Expert

Jonathan Roche is one of the nation's foremost authorities on heart rate-based interval training. Through his company, Breakthrough Health & Fitness, and its Momentum Fitness & Weight Loss System, Jonathan promotes the use of heart-rate based interval workouts to achieve maximum fitness and weight loss results in the shortest period of time. Says Jonathan, 'It's not how hard you train. It's how smart you train." Jonathan has run the last nine Boston Marathons as a member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute team. His company donates five percent of its profits to this cancer research organization. For more information on Jonathan Roche's interval training systems and weight loss programs, please visit

Tip of the day...

Speed walk through the water stops. Dehydration is a major problem for many marathon runners so it is essential to take in two full cups of liquid at each aid station. But, if you are running through the stations half of each cup ends up on your shirt! There is no recovery if you get dehydrated on race day, which means you'll be forced to merely survive and finish. And that is not the way to experience your first marathon. Jonathan Roche at