How to Run a Personal Record: Cover the Ground in Front of You Faster Than Ever Before

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Penguin, Jan 6, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 176 pages
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Training tips for record-breaking distance running from the author of 4 Months to a 4-Hour Marathon.

The only running book targeted specifically to help runners set a personal record, this indispensable guide offers specific training programs for each of the four most popular race distances: 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon. It also includes a common-sense discussion of the training process (a time-tested, three-pronged approach), information on everything runners need to know from day one to crossing the finish line, plus race-day strategies to squeeze out precious minutes and seconds from that finish line clock.

How to Run a Personal Record features a 32-page training log where the reader can log their progress through the 16-week training phase.

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The Commitment
The SeventoTenYear Window
Setting Your PR Time Goal
Road Work
Strength Work
Track Work
The RaceReady Workout
Some Other Training Philosophies
Injury Prevention
Training Partners
A Smallish Race
The Track
Staying Smooth
A Good Running Watch
The Weekend Naps

When to Train
The 24Hour Countdown
The Race

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Dave Kuehls is a contributing editor for Runner’s World, the world’s largest running magazine. He has also written for Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health, GQ, and ESPN magazine. His fastest marathon is 2:57.

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