About the Author

David Venable, a six time Boston Marathon finisher, has completed over 50 marathon/half-marathon events.   David started his running career at the age of 39, and has since finished in the top 1% at distances from the 10K to the marathon at major venues.  With experience in running marathons coast to coast as well as running in the extremes of Death Valley, Venable has compiled excellent experience applicable for marathoners that are seeking improvement. With the running success that Venable attained combined with his studies of the sport, he has since been compelled to coach other runners to personal bests and Boston qualification(s). The next step in "coaching" a broader audience to achieve this goal resulted in the compilation of Boston Bound.

Boston Bound captures a balance of Venable's personal experience (qualifying for Boston), proven training techniques, strategic approaches, with an inspiring addition of motivational stories. Boston Bound is an excellent guide for any marathoner that is interested in running their best marathon or aspiring to a life goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

Applying his B.S. in Engineering and an data-based approach, Venable utilized statistics intermixed with base training principals of speed work,  distance running, and cross training to develop a successful approach to achieving a Boston qualification.  These principles (provided in Boston Bound) are also easily applied to those simply seeking a personal best marathon. Unlike the elite/authors that fill the book shelves today, Venable writes and provides guidance from a "non-elite runner's point of view" with the key focus to run your fastest marathon while being realistic with the balance of work and family commitments.

Having lost his mother to cancer in 2006, Venable has founded Goals That Give Inc. (Goalsthatgive.com) which serves as a non-profit corporation that enables authors to market and advertize their books where profits are directed towards charitable organizations. As such, Venable is utilizing Goals That Give Inc. to provide funding to organization(s) such as the American Cancer Society which focus specifically on cancer detection and prevention.