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

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Penguin, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 562 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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User Review  - nebreader - LibraryThing

I kind of have a love hate relationship with this book. It's both intriguing, annoying and perplexing at the same time. What's intriguing about it is his brain centered focus on training. How many ... Read full review

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User Review  - hooeezit - LibraryThing

The book looks very promising from the first 1.5 chapters I've read. Most marathon running books I've read are just a lot of motivational material followed by a workout plan. This book seems to go ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
BRAIN TRAINING AN OVERVIEW
11
THE RUNNING BRAIN
29
BREAKING THROUGH THE WALL
46
TARGET PACE TRAINING
64
PURSUING THE PERFECT STRIDE
80
CROSSTRAINING AS BRAIN TRAINING
98
STRESS AND RECOVERY
138
FUELING THE RUNNING BRAIN
189
PART II
203
INTRODUCTION
205
BRAIN TRAINING PLANS 5K
209
BRAIN TRAINING PLANS 10K
282
BRAIN TRAINING PLANS HALF MARATHON
364
BRAIN TRAINING PLANS MARATHON
451
INDEX
555

MASTERING THE EXPERIENCE
154
HOW TO OUTSMART INJURIES
169

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About the author (2007)

Matt Fitzgerald coaches online through TrainingPeaks.com and serves as a communications consultant to sports nutrition companies. A former editor at several top fitness magazines, he is the author of numerous articles and books. He lives in Northern California.

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