5K and 10K Training

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Human Kinetics, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 175 pages
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Make your workouts count with the breakthrough system that synchronizes your energy levels with training effort. Instead of fighting your body to finish a workout just because it's written on the calendar, choose the most effective workouts from 5K and 10K Training based on your body's capacity to perform at any given time.

Effort-based training maximizes training adaptation by matching the goal of each workout with its optimal training level: hard when energy and recovery are high and easy when stress or recovery is low. Effort-based training also gives you the most control over the training process, allowing you to stay injury free while actually increasing the energy you have available for workouts. Sample programs contain a variety of schedules and detailed workouts for developing five race-specific abilities.

Run stronger and faster with more energy by using the proven system in 5K and 10K Training. With customized programs to choose from and accompanying training logs to record and evaluate your progress, this unique system is the fastest way to reach your training goals.


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User Review  - 06nwingert - LibraryThing

While it's chock full of information about running, 5k and 10k Training can be a bit much. For example, there are graphs and charts about energy expenditure and body mood that don't necessarily have to be in the book, but are. Otherwise, it's a useful book for 5k and 10k training. Read full review


Understanding Effort and Energy
Structuring Racing Effort
Practicing the Five Racing Abilities
Scheduling Workout Effort
Balancing Effort and Fatigue
Programming Your Training
Designing Workouts to Build Ability
Tailoring 5K and 10K Programs
Tracking Your Progress
Glossary 167 Index 171 About the Author

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About the author (2006)

Brian Clarkehas conducted training programs for Hawaii's runners, joggers, and walkers since 1979. Along with the Brian Clarke School of Running, he is also the director of Island Triathlon Training, which has prepared recreational athletes for Hawaii's major triathlons since the early 1980s.

Clarke has advised some of Hawaii's top runners, but his specialty is training recreational athletes at the beginner and intermediate levels. He has also served as a fitness consultant to various organizations, including the U.S. military in the Pacific and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in Hawaii. Clarke ran a 4:06 mile in 1965 under the legendary University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman. In his early 60s, Clarke continues to train and race competitively. He may be reached through his Web site, www.bcendurancetrainings.com, or by E-mailing brian@bcendurancetrainings.com. He and his wife, Nancy Heck, reside in Honolulu.

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