Runner s World Run Less Run Faster

Author: William James Pierce
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1605294535
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Introducing the innovative FIRST training program, a helpful handbook explains how to use the unique combination of philosophy, techniques, goal setting, nutrition, and more to make running easier and more accessible, while limiting overtraining, burnout, and injury and promoting faster race times. Original.

Runner s World Run Less Run Faster

Author: Bill Pierce
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609618033
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (known as FIRST) is dedicated to make running more accessible and limit overtraining and burnout while producing faster race times. FIRST is one of the foremost experts in the world on the science of running; its authority is unmatched and the promise of training less and accomplishing more has made the first two editions of Run Less, Run Faster a solid and steady seller. With 50 percent updated content, this new edition of Run Less, Run Faster continues to promise the same tantalizing results: Readers can get stronger, faster, and better by training less. It will also include more sections for novice runners, broadening the audience appeal, as well as training plans tailored to the new qualifying times for the Boston Marathon. The quality-over-quantity approach optimizes training time and yields better performance--results runners will love no matter what distance they are racing.

Runner s World Train Smart Run Forever

Author: Bill Pierce
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623367476
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the experts at the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST), Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever goes beyond traditional training programs and addresses the issues that prevent runners from reaching their full potential. This book will teach you how to become a fit, fast, and healthy lifelong runner by following the authors' innovative 7-hour workout week. In this new approach, Bill Pierce and Scott Murr show how overall fitness and total body health are the secret to longevity as a runner. Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever is appropriate for all runners, but is especially helpful if you're frustrated by injuries or looking to maintain your healthy lifestyle as you age. This book addresses the controversies surrounding the dangers of over training and the stress associated with the constant craving for faster race times. Complete with a comprehensive program to enhance overall fitness, improve race times, and support healthy aging, this book will show you how to achieve your fitness goals at any stage.

The Runner s World Big Book of Marathon and Half Marathon Training

Author: Jennifer Van Allen
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609617088
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first dedicated book on marathon and half marathon training from the renowned experts at Runner's World. The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training gives readers the core essentials of marathon training, nutrition, injury prevention, and more. The editors of Runner's World know marathon training better than anyone on the planet. They have spent the last few years inviting readers to share the long, sweaty journey to the starting line, putting themselves on call to personally answer readers' questions 24/7. This book will include testimonials from real runners, more than 25 training plans for every level and ability, workouts, a runner's dictionary, and sample meal plans. The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training is a powerful and winning resource--the ultimate tool kit for anyone who wants to get from the starting line to the finish line.

Smart Marathon Training

Author: Jeff Horowitz
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716406
Format: PDF
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Old-school marathon training plans ask runners to crank out 70 to 100 miles a week. It's no wonder those who make it to the start line are running ragged. Smart Marathon Training maps out a healthier, more economical approach to training that emphasizes quality over quantity. This innovative program eliminates junk miles, paring down training to three essential runs per week and adding a dynamic strength and cross-training program to build overall fitness. Runners will train for their best performance in less time and avoid the injuries, overtraining, and burnout that come from running too much. Smart Marathon Training builds up a runner's body to resist injury. Runners gain the strength they need to run long using functional exercises that target the hips, glutes, and quads. Running is a full-body sport, so this training program also builds a strong core and upper body to avoid injuries that begin above the waist. No one fakes a marathon or half-marathon--everyone has to do the work. But Smart Marathon Training replaces long, grinding miles with low-impact cross-training. Horowitz outlines a cycling plan to complement run workouts, boosting base fitness while saving runners' bodies for their best runs. With more than 75 detailed exercises plus six easy-to-follow training plans for half- and full marathons, Smart Marathon Training will get you to the start line feeling refreshed and ready to run your best race yet.

Runner s World Complete Book of Running

Author: Amby Burfoot
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605292311
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The sport of running is ever changing, be it the shoes we wear or the goals we set, the training methods we use or the role models we emulate. But there is one constant: For 40 years, Runner's World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the leading authority on running. Now the collective wisdom of the most savvy running writers, coaches, and editors can be found in the Runner's World Complete Book of Running. Whether you are a beginner or veteran runner, here is advice--both timeless and cutting-edge--guaranteed to maximize your performance and enjoyment. Inside you'll find in-depth coverage of training and racing including: • A surefire plan to get beginners hooked on running • 15 surprising foods to boost your running performance • A proven plan to increase speed by training less • Tips from triathletes to maximize your training efficiency • A woman's encyclopedia of running • The big five running injuries and how to prevent them • An innovative running plan for weight-loss • Cross-training exercises that strengthen your core • How to train for your first half-marathon • Mental training tips for running a smart marathon Packed with valuable advice from running's top experts on everything from building strength, speed, and endurance to nutrition and injury prevention, the Runner's World Complete Book of Running is the book you'll turn to again and again to answer all of your running questions.

Runner s World Guide to Cross Training

Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609616146
Format: PDF, ePub
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How to cross-train to improve running times and prevent overuse injuries--whether you are participating in your first 10-K or competing to win a marathon or triathlon If you want to enjoy a long, successful life of running, it's essential to incorporate non-running activities into your training program. Strength exercises will keep your muscles in balance. Flexibility exercises will keep them supple. And alternative endurance activities will help heal existing injuries while preventing future ones. In Runner's World Guide to Cross-Training, Matt Fitzgerald--seasoned runner, triathlete, sports and fitness journalist, and online coach to runners and triathletes--tells you everything you need to know about the very best cross-training exercises for runners, from the equipment you'll have to buy to the techniques you'll have to master. In addition to strength training and flexibility exercises, he recommends the six best non-impact cardiovascular activities for runners: pool running, elliptical training, bicycling, inline skating, swimming, and cross-country skiing. The book shows how to integrate running and cross-training, and features five complete sample programs that will train you to compete in a basic 10-K, advanced 10-K/half marathon, basic marathon, advanced marathon, and triathlon. Until now, there hasn't been a credible cross-training book designed especially for runners. With the imprimatur of Runner's World magazine-recognized everywhere as the most authoritative source of information on the sport-this excellent guide will be welcomed by runners at every level as the book to consult for advice on this vital topic.

Runner s World Run to Lose

Author: Jennifer Van Allen
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623366003
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Drop unwanted pounds and keep them off for good with Runner’s World Run to Lose, your comprehensive guide to weight loss from the experts at Runner’s World. Running is proven to be one of the most effective, cost-efficient, and accessible weight-loss strategies. Weight loss and running are not one-size-fits-all, and Run to Lose provides everything you need to customize a unique diet and running program that works for you. Certified running coach Jennifer Van Allen and sports nutritionist Pamela Nisevich Bede show you how to incorporate running into an individualized nutrition and fitness program that will maximize your weight-loss results while improving your athletic performance. Whether you are a seasoned marathoner looking to shave minutes by shedding a few pounds or a beginning runner lacing up for the very first time, Run to Lose provides you with the tools and information you need to get started and stay on track. This book is full of guidance on tricky topics such as how to balance your weight-loss goals while consuming enough nutrients to power your workouts; how to maximize your calorie burn; the best high-quality/low-calorie carbs to fuel your run; and advice on how to avoid common diet pitfalls. Complete with easy-to-follow training guides and detailed meal plans, Run to Lose will help you shape up, get stronger, and achieve your fitness goals.

Runner s World Your Best Stride

Author: Jonathan Beverly
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623368979
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Run the Way You Were Born to Run Every runner wants a smooth, light, powerful, and resilient stride. But there isn't one ideal form all runners should try to emulate. Instead, research and experience show that people can run effectively in a wide variety of patterns with some universal elements. In lively, accessible prose, author Jonathan Beverly details his search for common ground among physical therapists, podiatrists, biomechanics researchers, and coaches, and reveals how individual runners can apply those principles and improve their performance, avoid injury, and enhance their enjoyment on the run. With specific, illustrated exercises that show how to counteract tight muscles from excessive sitting, improve limited arm mobility from hunching over electronic devices, strengthen your feet for better balance, and improve speed by lengthening your stride, Runner's World Your Best Stride is an approachable guide to human movement and a practical tool for improved running performance.

Runner s World The Runner s Body

Author: Ross Tucker
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605294926
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Every day scientists learn more about how the body adapts to the stress of running--and how various body systems contribute to running performance. Leading the charge is a fresh generation of brilliant young exercise physiologists including Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas, whose work has demolished many long-standing beliefs about running. Now Tucker and Dugas, whose blog, Science of Sport, has already created a devoted readership, join with esteemed fitness author Matt Fitzgerald to provide a captivating tour of the human body from the runner's perspective. Focusing on how runners at all levels can improve their health and performance, The Runner's Body offers in a friendly, accessible tone, the newest, most surprising, and most helpful scientific discoveries about every aspect of the sport--from how best to nourish the runner's body to safe and legal ways to increase oxygen delivery to the muscles. Full of surprising facts, practical sidebars, and graphical elements, The Runner's Body is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to become a better--and healthier--runner.