Lore of Running

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Human Kinetics, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 931 pages
22 Reviews

Lore of Runninggives you incomparable detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world-class athletes, and races.

Author Tim Noakes blends the expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion of a dedicated runner to answer the most pressing questions for those who are serious about the sport:


-How your body systems respond to training, the effects of different training methods, how to detect and avoid overtraining, and genetic versus trainable potential

-How to train for the 10K up through ultramarathon with detailed programs from Noakes and several leading running experts

-How to prevent and treat injuries, increase your strength and flexibility, and use proper nutrition for weight control and maximum performance

You'll also find a candid analysis of supplements and ergogenic effects and training aids. The book includes new interviews with 10 world-class runners who share their secrets to success and longevity in the sport. Features on legendary figures and events in running history provide fascinating insights.

And that's just scratching the surface. Lore of Runningis not only the biggest and best running publication on the planet. It's the one book every runner should own.

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Review: Lore of Running

User Review  - Francine - Goodreads

This is my running bible. This books made so much sense from a personal point of view. Anatomy of a long distance runner vs a sprinter's anatomy. Also, how genes play a major role in our performance ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma Black - Goodreads

What I thought about this book is that this is the end all be all for runners in my opinion. It covers everything you ever wanted to know about running. I recommend it for any runner or coach with a passion for running. Like a bible for runner's :) Read full review

About the author (2003)

Dr. Timothy Noakes is Discovery health professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town and director of the medical research council/UCT research unit for exercise science and sports medicine at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands. Noakes received his MD from the University of Cape Town. He is a veteran of more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons. He is an editorial board member for many international sport science journals and a former president of the South African Sports Medicine Association. In 1999, he was elected as one of 22 founding members of the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Science Academy. Noakes is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He and his wife, Marilyn Anne, reside in Cape Town, South Africa.

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