Running to the Top

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Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 184 pages
In this book Arthur Lydiard presents an overview of the techniques of middle and long distance running. His description of a systematic, detailed training programme for beginners and top-runners is based on a clear defined conception of fitness. Beneath detailed schedules for training, the book includes tips concerning equipment, kit, nutrition, prevention of injury, therapy and the relationship between the coach and the athlete.
 

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Contents

Contents Introduction
7
The Twentyone Factors
11
Why is Running Valuable?
13
The Basic of Youth
18
The Development of Fitness
24
How to Start Running
32
The Technique of Running
35
The Path to Full Potential
39
Setting out Your Schedule
78
Marathon
105
The Athlete and the Coach the Vital Relationship
114
Food Fats Vitamins and Minerals
130
Team Training
139
Evaluating YourTraining
143
Training Terms
146
Shoes and Feet
152

How to set out a Schedule
42
Injuries
46
Altitude
54
Myths and Misconceptions
56
Foods and Fats
155
The Value of a Good Preparation
158
Warming up and Cooling down Two Musts
160
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