Build Your Running Body: A Total-Body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners—Run Farther, Faster, and Injury-Free

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The Experiment, Jul 29, 2014 - Sports & Recreation - 448 pages

“The best running book ever.” —Bob Anderson, founder of Runner’s World

Whether you're a miler or an ultramarathoner, if you want a fit, fast, and injury-resistant running body, there's a better way to train than relentlessly pursuing mileage. This easy-to-use workout manual draws on the latest research in running physiology to target all the components that go into every stride—including muscles, connective tissue, cardiovascular fitness, energy production, the nervous system, hormones, and the brain. With the breakthrough whole-body training program in Build Your Running Body, runners will improve their times, run longer and more comfortably, and reduce injury.

With more than 150 workouts—from weightlifting and cross-training to resistance exercises and plyometrics—fine-tuned to individual skill levels and performance goals, PLUS:

393 photos that make it easy to follow every step of every workout
10 training programs to help runners of all levels integrate the total-body plan into their daily routines
Interviews with leading runners, exercise scientists, and coaches—learn how elite runners train today
Race strategy for the crucial weeks leading up to the competition and through to the finish line
Exercises to prevent injury and rehabilitate common running ailments
Seasoned insight on barefoot running, the pros and cons of stretching, and other hot-button topics
Nutrition guidance on carbs, proteins, fats, and weight loss
More than 30 recipes to speed recovery and cement fitness gains
Beginners' guidelines every step of the way
Valuable tips on proper apparel, tracking your progress, and more!


 

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Contents

Build Your Running Knowledge
1
Build Your Running BodyComponents and Workouts
31
Build Your Running ProgramPrinciples and Schedules
253
Build Your Running DietProtein Carbs Calories and Nutrition
293
Build Your Race Strategy
359
Injury Prevention
377
Glossary
387
Further Reading
409
Acknowledgments
415
Index
417
About the Authors
435
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About the author (2014)

Pete Magill has coached his running clubs to 19 masters national championships. He’s a five-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year and the fastest-ever American distance runner over age 50 in the 5K and 10K. He is also the lead author of Build Your Running Body. He lives in South Pasadena, California.

Thomas Schwartz runs the popular website The Run Zone, and is an exercise physiologist and coach.

Melissa Breyer is the coauthor of True Food and is a Green Living columnist for Discovery Channel’s Treehugger.com.

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