80/20 Running

Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698165845
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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TRAIN EASIER TO RUN FASTER This revolutionary training method has been embraced by elite runners—with extraordinary results—and now you can do it, too. Respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald explains how the 80/20 running program—in which you do 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensity—is the best change runners of all abilities can make to improve their performance. With a thorough examination of the science and research behind this training method, 80/20 Running is a hands-on guide for runners of all levels with training programs for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances. In 80/20 Running, you’ll discover how to transform your workouts to avoid burnout. Runs will become more pleasant and less draining You’ll carry less fatigue from one run to the next Your performance will improve in the few high-intensity runs Your fitness levels will reach new heights 80/20 Running promotes a message that all runners—as well as cyclists, triathletes, and even weight-loss seekers—can embrace: Get better results by making the majority of your workouts easier.

80/20 Running

Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451470885
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS
Page: 256
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"Respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald explains how the 80/20 running program--in which you do 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensity--is the best change runners of all abilities can make to improve their performance. With a thorough examination of the science and research behind this training method, 80/20 Running is a hands-on guide for runners of all levels with training programs for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances"--

80/20 Triathlon

Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels
Author: Matt Fitzgerald,David Warden
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738234699
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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A breakthrough program for triathletes--beginner, intermediate, and advanced--showing how to balance training intensity to maximize performance--from a fitness expert and elite coach Cutting-edge research has proven that triathletes and other endurance athletes experience their greatest performance when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the remaining 20 percent at moderate to high intensity. But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called "moderate-intensity rut," spending almost half of their time training too hard--harder than the pros. Training harder isn't smarter; it actually results in low-grade chronic fatigue that prevents recreational athletes from getting the best results. In 80/20 Triathlon, Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden lay out the real-world and scientific evidence, offering concrete tips and strategies, along with complete training plans for every distance--Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, and Ironman--to help athletes implement the 80/20 rule of intensity balance. Benefits include reduced fatigue and injury risk, improved fitness, increased motivation, and better race results.

Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon

How to Be Your Own Best Coach
Author: Brad Hudson,Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0767930207
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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Do you want to run faster? Are you trying to peak for a particular race? Would you like to find your true running potential? Brad Hudson, former Olympic Trials marathoner and current coach to Olympians like Dathan Ritzenhein, will show you the way in this practical, reader-friendly guide. Hudson is the most innovative running coach to come along in a generation. Until now, only a handful of elite athletes have been able to benefit from his methods. Now Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon shows all runners how to coach themselves as confidently and effectively as Brad coaches his world-class athletes. Becoming your own best coach is the ticket to running faster at any distance. First you will learn to assess your abilities. Then you’ll learn how to devise a training program specifically geared to you. Filled with easy-to-follow sample training programs for distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon and abilities ranging from novice to advanced, Run Faster is the cutting-edge guide for optimal performance. With Hudson’s guidance, you can train smarter and more effectively—and avoid injury. And you’ll soon be running faster than you ever thought possible!

Brain Training For Runners

A Revolutionary New Training System to Improve Endurance, Speed, Health, and Res ults
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440619175
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 576
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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.

The New Rules of Marathon and Half-marathon Nutrition

A Cutting-edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond "the Wall"
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738216453
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 291
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Offers training and nutrition guidelines for runners looking to overcome the metabolic and nutritional barriers, known as "the wall," and succeed at distance running.

Racing Weight

How to Get Lean for Peak Performance
Author: Fitzgerald Matt
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716260
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 296
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Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes. Revealing new research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training. This comprehensive and science-based program shows athletes the best ways to lose weight and avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep new PRs out of reach. The updated Racing Weight program helps athletes: Improve diet quality Manage appetite Balance energy sources Easily monitor weight and performance Time nutrition throughout the day Train to get—and stay—lean Racing Weight offers practical tools to make weight management easy. Fitzgerald’s no-nonsense Diet Quality Score improves diet without counting calories. Racing Weight superfoods are diet foods high in the nutrients athletes need for training. Supplemental strength training workouts can accelerate changes in body composition. Daily food diaries from 18 pro athletes reveal how the elites maintain an athletic diet while managing appetite. Athletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance. With Racing Weight, cyclists, triathletes, and runners have a simple program and practical tools to hit their target numbers on both the race course and the scale.

RUN

The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716112
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 264
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Most serious runners don't realize their potential. They simply stop getting faster and don't understand why. The reason is simple: most runners are unable to run by feel. The best elite runners have learned that the key to faster running is to hear what their bodies are telling them. Drawing on new research on endurance sports, best-selling author Matt Fitzgerald explores the practices of elite runners to explain why their techniques can be effective for all runners. RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel will help runners reach their full potential by teaching them how to train in the most personalized and adaptable way. Fitzgerald's mind-body method will revolutionize how runners think about training, their personal limits, and their potential. RUN explains how to interpret emotional and physical messages like confidence, enjoyment, fatigue, suffering, and aches and pains. RUN guides readers toward the optimal balance of intensity and enjoyment, volume and recovery, repetition and variation. As the miles add up, runners will become increasingly confident that they are doing the right training on the right day, from one season to the next. RUN marks the start of a better way to train. The culmination of science and personal experience, the mind-body method of running by feel will lead runners to faster, more enjoyable training and racing.

The Endurance Diet

Discover the 5 Core Habits of the WorldÕs Greatest Athletes to Look, Feel, and Perform Better
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738218979
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 272
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TheÊRacing WeightÊandÊNew Rules of Marathon and Half Marathon NutritionÊauthorÕs first diet book: advice on everything from how (and how much) to eat, sample food plans from elite endurance athletes, delicious recipes, and science-based research. With a foreword by Dr. Asker Jeukendrup, the worldÕs pre-eminent sports nutrition scientist.

Daniels' Running Formula-3rd Edition


Author: Jack Daniels
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450431836
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 306
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Explains how to determine an ideal training pace, provides pacing tables for individual races, suggests race strategies, and offers guidelines to protect against injury.

Racing Weight Quick Start Guide

A 4-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Endurance Athletes
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716740
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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If you’re like most endurance athletes, you’re concerned about your weight. You know that every extra pound slows you down. Matt Fitzgerald’s Racing Weight Quick Start Guide applies all the principles of his best-selling book Racing Weight in a detailed set of weight-loss training plans. You will devote 4 to 8 weeks to starting a weight loss of 5, 10, or 20+ pounds. Lose weight quickly by following a schedule of high-intensity workouts and strength training as well as a menu of calorie-restricted, high-protein meals and snacks. Low-volume and high-volume plans make it possible for cyclists, runners, and triathletes with a wide range of experience to maintain their training levels. Replace fat with muscle while keeping your appetite in check. Once you’ve hit your quick start weight-loss goals, you will continue dropping unwanted pounds using the proven strategies of the Racing Weight program. Zero in on your racing weight through improved diet quality, balanced macronutrient levels, proper timing of meals and snacks, appetite management, and training for lean body composition. The Racing Weight Quick Start Guide will accelerate your season goals so you’ll be racing leaner and faster than ever before.

The Running Revolution

How to Run Faster, Farther, and Injury-Free--for Life
Author: Nicholas Romanov,Kurt Brungardt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110160560X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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From a two-time Olympic coach and creator of the Pose Method who has trained the running elite, an essential guide for all runners seeking to go faster and farther without injury Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run—and the wildly popular natural running trend it sparked—changed the way we think about running, but it has also prompted many questions: Have we been running the wrong way? And, have we been running in the wrong kind of shoe? What is the safest type of foot strike? How many types are there? And what is a foot strike anyway? No existing guide has clearly addressed these concerns—until now. The Running Revolution provides both beginning and experienced runners with everything they need to know in order to safely and efficiently transition to and master a safer and more biomechanically efficient way of running that is guaranteed to improve performance and minimize wear and tear on the body. More than a one-size-fits-all guide, The Running Revolution provides readers with clear instructions, complete with helpful illustrations, that they can easily integrate into their unique running histories in order to run safely, intelligently, and efficiently for many years to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Runner's World Guide to Cross-Training


Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609616146
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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How to cross-train to improve running times and prevent overuse injuries--whether you are participating in your first 10-K or competing to win a marathon or triathlon If you want to enjoy a long, successful life of running, it's essential to incorporate non-running activities into your training program. Strength exercises will keep your muscles in balance. Flexibility exercises will keep them supple. And alternative endurance activities will help heal existing injuries while preventing future ones. In Runner's World Guide to Cross-Training, Matt Fitzgerald--seasoned runner, triathlete, sports and fitness journalist, and online coach to runners and triathletes--tells you everything you need to know about the very best cross-training exercises for runners, from the equipment you'll have to buy to the techniques you'll have to master. In addition to strength training and flexibility exercises, he recommends the six best non-impact cardiovascular activities for runners: pool running, elliptical training, bicycling, inline skating, swimming, and cross-country skiing. The book shows how to integrate running and cross-training, and features five complete sample programs that will train you to compete in a basic 10-K, advanced 10-K/half marathon, basic marathon, advanced marathon, and triathlon. Until now, there hasn't been a credible cross-training book designed especially for runners. With the imprimatur of Runner's World magazine-recognized everywhere as the most authoritative source of information on the sport-this excellent guide will be welcomed by runners at every level as the book to consult for advice on this vital topic.

Slow Jogging

Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Have Fun with Science-Based, Natural Running
Author: Hiroaki Tanaka,Magdalena Jackowska
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510708324
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 176
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Running is America’s most popular participatory sport, yet more than half of those who identify as runners get injured every year. Falling prey to injuries from overtraining, faulty form, poor eating, and improper footwear, many runners eventually, and reluctantly, abandon the sport for a less strenuous pastime. But for the first time in the United States, Hiroaki Tanaka’s Slow Jogging demonstrates that there is an efficient, healthier, and pain-free approach to running for all ages and lifestyles. Tanaka’s method of easy running, or “slow jogging,” is an injury-free approach to running that helps participants burn calories, lose weight, and even reverse the effects of Type-2 diabetes. With easy-to-follow steps and colorful charts, Slow Jogging teaches runners to enjoy injury-free activity by: • Maintaining a smiling, or niko niko in Japanese, pace that is both easy and enjoyable • Landing on mid-foot, instead of on the heel • Choosing shoes with thin, flexible soles and no oversized heel • Aiming for a pace of 180 steps per minute • And trying to find time for activity every day Accessible to runners of all fitness levels and ages, Slow Jogging will inspire thousands more Americans to take up running and will change the way that avid runners hit the pavement.

Runner's World Run Less, Run Faster

Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary 3-Run-a-Week Training Program
Author: Bill Pierce,Scott Muhr,Ray Moss
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609618033
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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The Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (known as FIRST) is dedicated to make running more accessible and limit overtraining and burnout while producing faster race times. FIRST is one of the foremost experts in the world on the science of running; its authority is unmatched and the promise of training less and accomplishing more has made the first two editions of Run Less, Run Faster a solid and steady seller. With 50 percent updated content, this new edition of Run Less, Run Faster continues to promise the same tantalizing results: Readers can get stronger, faster, and better by training less. It will also include more sections for novice runners, broadening the audience appeal, as well as training plans tailored to the new qualifying times for the Boston Marathon. The quality-over-quantity approach optimizes training time and yields better performance--results runners will love no matter what distance they are racing.

You Can Run Pain Free!

A Physio’s 5 Step Guide to Enjoying Injury-free and Faster Running
Author: Brad Beer
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0992529514
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 375
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Have you ever wondered if it is truly possible to run pain and injury free? Do you yearn for the day that you will be able to enjoy the many benefits that running brings by running pain and injury free? Sadly, among many runners is an inherent yet often unspoken belief that it isn’t possible to run pain and injury free. Many runners believe that if you run far enough and for long enough, injury will be the inevitable result. In You CAN Run Pain Free! A physio’s 5 step guide to enjoying injury-free and faster running readers will discover how to both prevent and overcome running injuries, and go on to enjoy new levels of exercise pain and injury free, and ultimately faster running. Written by a highly successful physiotherapist and an accomplished triathlete and runner, this book offers runners of all levels hope – hope that it is indeed possible to run pain and injury free. This book is written for any runner who: – is seeking to proactively prevent injuries – is currently injured and looking to return to running – has been previously injured and never made a return to running – is not concerned about injury prevention or rehabilitation but just wants to get faster. Brad Beer is a Gold Coast based physiotherapist. In 2006 Brad founded his first practice now known as POGO Physio. Brad himself has delivered in excess of 25,000 physiotherapy consultations. Recognised as a leading authority on running injury prevention and rehabilitation, Brad – himself an avid runner – is passionate about seeing people unlock their true physical potential and discover the many joys and benefits of running.

The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training

Winning Strategies, Inpiring Stories, and the Ultimate Training Tools
Author: Jennifer Van Allen,Bart Yasso,Amby Burfoot
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609617088
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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The first dedicated book on marathon and half marathon training from the renowned experts at Runner's World. The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training gives readers the core essentials of marathon training, nutrition, injury prevention, and more. The editors of Runner's World know marathon training better than anyone on the planet. They have spent the last few years inviting readers to share the long, sweaty journey to the starting line, putting themselves on call to personally answer readers' questions 24/7. This book will include testimonials from real runners, more than 25 training plans for every level and ability, workouts, a runner's dictionary, and sample meal plans. The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training is a powerful and winning resource--the ultimate tool kit for anyone who wants to get from the starting line to the finish line.

Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide

Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN: 0446568783
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 480
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From Triathlete magazine - the most popular and extensivesource for triathlon information - comes this guidebook of weeklytraining plans for triathletes of all skill levels.