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

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

User Review  - Rhonda Coale - Goodreads

I thought this book was ok. I think it's geared more towards better or more experienced runners, rather than the novice or casual runner (like I consider myself to be). That said, I did pick up a few ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Dc96 - Goodreads

Covers some interesting ground although there's a wider focus than just training the brain and the second half is just training plans that look similar to other plans for the same distances. 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, 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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