Brain Training For Runners: A Revolutionary New Training System to Improve Endurance, Speed, Health, and Results (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 4, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 576 pages
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Based on new research in exercise physiology, author and running expert Matt Fitzgerald introduces a first-of-its-kind training strategy that he's named "Brain Training." Runners of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels can learn to maximize their performance by supplying the brain with the right feedback. Based on Fitzgerald's eight-point brain training system, this book will help runners:

- Resist running fatigue
- Use cross-training as brain training
- Master the art of pacing
- Learn to run "in the zone"
- Outsmart injuries
- Fuel the brain for maximum performance
- And more

Packed with cutting-edge research, real-world examples, and the wisdom of the world's top distance runners, Brain Training for Runners offers easily applied advice and delivers practical results for a better overall running experience.
  

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The introduction was absolutely atrocious. - Goodreads
Really dry at parts, but seems like solid advice. - Goodreads
It's one of my pet peeves, please cite the research. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Amber Campbell - Goodreads

Really dry at parts, but seems like solid advice. Read full review

Review: Brain Training For Runners: A Revolutionary New Training System to Improve Endurance, Speed, Health, and Results

User Review  - JDK1962 - Goodreads

Excellent (though I say that about all of Fitzgerald's books). Unfortunately, the main impact of reading this book will be that I (at least temporarily) stop running: I've been trying to ignore ... Read full review

Contents

THE COLLECTIVE FEEDBACK LOOP
THE OBJECTIVE FEEDBACK LOOP
viii
THE SUBJECTIVE FEEDBACK LOOP
x
A Quick Tour of the Human Brain
xiv
Your Brain on the Run
xviii
Your Brain and Fitness
xxvi
CATASTROPHE AVERTED
xxxi
ITS ALL IN YOUR HEAD
xxxiii
MASTERING THE EXPERIENCE OF FATIGUE
cxxxiii
INCREASE YOUR TOLERANCE
cxxxiv
HOW TO SUFFER LESS
cxxxvi
GO WITH THE FLOW
cxxxviii
STRATEGIES TO FACILITAT E FLOW
cxxxix
WHY RUNNING INJURIES AREN T NATURAL
cxlvii
HOW SITTING CAUSES RUNNING INJURIES
cxlviii
ANTI SITTING
cli

RETHINKING THE WALL
xxxv
PUSHING BACK THE THRESHOLD
xxxix
A NOTE ON PACING
xliv
FROM INTENSITY TO PERFORMANCE
xlviii
TARGET PACE LEVELS
l
MONITORING YOUR PACE
lii
THE BRAIN TRAINING APPROACH TO STRIDE DEVELOPMENT
lxvi
THE FIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD RUNNING TECHNIQUE
lxviii
PROPRIOCEPTIVE CUES
lxxiii
TECHNIQUE DRILLS
lxxviii
A HARD SELL FOR CROSSTRAINING
lxxxi
RESISTANCE TRAINING
lxxxii
CORE CONDITIONING WORKOUTS
lxxxiii
FINDING YOUR STABILIZERS
lxxxiv
STABILIZATION AND COORDINATION
lxxxix
FUNCTIONAL STABILITY
xciv
MAINTENANCE
xcix
DYNAMIC FLEXIBILITY EXERCISES
cv
NONIMPACT CARDIOVASCULAR EXERCISE
cxvi
STRESSED OUT AND INFLAMED
cxix
TRAIN TO RECOVER RECOVER TO TRAIN
cxxii
HOW SHOES CAUSE INJURIES
clvi
RETRAINING YOUR GAIT
clix
THE OVERHEATING MYTH
clxiv
A PAIN IN THE GUT
clxv
WATERLOGGED
clxvi
FOLLOW THE LEADERS
clxvii
A SIMPLE EXPLANATION
clxviii
A SUMMARY OF BRAIN TRAINING FUELING GUIDELINES
i
LEVEL 1
vi
LEVEL 2
17
LEVEL 3
39
LEVEL 1
67
LEVEL 2
18
LEVEL 3
42
LEVEL 1
75
LEVEL 2
20
LEVEL 3
46
LEVEL 1
78
LEVEL 2
107
LEVEL 3
24
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Matt Fitzgerald, runner, triathlete, and coach, is a former editor and current contributor for Triathlete magazine. He writes articles for such national publications as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Outside, Fitness Runner, and the Runner's World Web site, and serves as managing editor of the sports nutrition Web site, Pioneering Muscles. He is a prolific journalist and an authority on sports nutrition and endurance sports. Since 2005, he has authored 10 books, including Brain Training for Runners and The Runner's Body.

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