Lore of Running

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Human Kinetics, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 931 pages
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Lore of Runninggives you incomparable detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world-class athletes, and races.

Author Tim Noakes blends the expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion of a dedicated runner to answer the most pressing questions for those who are serious about the sport:

-How your body systems respond to training, the effects of different training methods, how to detect and avoid overtraining, and genetic versus trainable potential

-How to train for the 10K up through ultramarathon with detailed programs from Noakes and several leading running experts

-How to prevent and treat injuries, increase your strength and flexibility, and use proper nutrition for weight control and maximum performance

You'll also find a candid analysis of supplements and ergogenic effects and training aids. The book includes new interviews with 10 world-class runners who share their secrets to success and longevity in the sport. Features on legendary figures and events in running history provide fascinating insights.

And that's just scratching the surface. Lore of Runningis not only the biggest and best running publication on the planet. It's the one book every runner should own.


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The book for the serious runner. No matter level or goals, this is the reference work for anyone. Incredibly comprehensive and detailed. Read full review

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User Review  - Patrick Gardner - Goodreads

excellent review on physiology and a lot of myths and misconceptions I've heard from amateur athletes all my life. recommend for anyone interested in physical care or starting a sincere running regimen. Read full review


Muscle Structure and Function
Oxygen Transport and Running Economy
Energy Systems and Running Performance
Temperature Regulation During Exercise
Training Basics
Developing a Training Foundation
Learning From the Experts
Avoiding Overtraining
Pushing the Limits of Performance
Running Health
Ergogenic Aids
Staying Injury Free
Running and Your Health

Training the Mind
Transferring Training to Racing
10K to HalfMarathon
About the Author

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About the author (2003)

Dr. Timothy Noakes is Discovery health professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town and director of the medical research council/UCT research unit for exercise science and sports medicine at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands. Noakes received his MD from the University of Cape Town. He is a veteran of more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons. He is an editorial board member for many international sport science journals and a former president of the South African Sports Medicine Association. In 1999, he was elected as one of 22 founding members of the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Science Academy. Noakes is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He and his wife, Marilyn Anne, reside in Cape Town, South Africa.

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