Running to the Top
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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The Twentyone Factors
Why is Running Valuable?
The Basic of Youth
The Development of Fitness
How to Start Running
The Technique of Running
The Path to Full Potential
Setting out Your Schedule
The Athlete and the Coach the Vital Relationship
Food Fats Vitamins and Minerals
Shoes and Feet
How to set out a Schedule
Myths and Misconceptions
Foods and Fats
The Value of a Good Preparation
Warming up and Cooling down Two Musts
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