The JSET system can change the way you train for a marathon. Each week you have a target training 'ring'. Which is simply the training load you need to run in order to achieve your race goal. Each mile you run moves you towards this target, and running faster counts as more of your training load.
It’s up to you to decide how you train. Some people run big distances every day, at a consistent, slow place. But if you’d rather run a coached session with a club that’s fine too – just make sure you run enough each week to meet the training load target. It is this highly individual training that has helped runners of all abilities improve.
If you stick to the JSET training program you can be confident you’ll be fit enough to achieve your marathon goal. You've got the experience of me, an elite marathon runner, but it's the science behind the unique training program that's the really special thing about JSET.
It was training correctly, in a way that I enjoy, that enabled me to really improve. The JSET training uses the structure of science, combined with the intelligence of a skilled human to generate a training program that allows athletes to achieve more than they thought possible. JSET is different because the science underpinning the program understands exactly what training load your body has experienced, and what race performance that will produce.
And finally, some background about me; I am a graduate of the University of Leeds, with a BSc in Sports Science & Physiology. For my final year project (dissertation) I investigated predicting marathon performance from training variables and previous race performance. I ran my first marathon at the age of 17, and I've run at least one every year since. My current PB is 2h28min, which I ran in the Yorkshire Marathon 2018.