Build Your Running Body

A Total-Body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners—Run Farther, Faster, and Injury-Free
Author: Pete Magill,Thomas Schwartz,Melissa Breyer
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615191038
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 448
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“The best running book ever.” —Bob Anderson, founder of Runner’s World Whether you're a miler or an ultramarathoner, if you want a fit, fast, and injury-resistant running body, there's a better way to train than relentlessly pursuing mileage. This easy-to-use workout manual draws on the latest research in running physiology to target all the components that go into every stride—including muscles, connective tissue, cardiovascular fitness, energy production, the nervous system, hormones, and the brain. With the breakthrough whole-body training program in Build Your Running Body, runners will improve their times, run longer and more comfortably, and reduce injury. With more than 150 workouts—from weightlifting and cross-training to resistance exercises and plyometrics—fine-tuned to individual skill levels and performance goals, PLUS: • 393 photos that make it easy to follow every step of every workout • 10 training programs to help runners of all levels integrate the total-body plan into their daily routines • Interviews with leading runners, exercise scientists, and coaches—learn how elite runners train today • Race strategy for the crucial weeks leading up to the competition and through to the finish line • Exercises to prevent injury and rehabilitate common running ailments • Seasoned insight on barefoot running, the pros and cons of stretching, and other hot-button topics • Nutrition guidance on carbs, proteins, fats, and weight loss • More than 30 recipes to speed recovery and cement fitness gains • Beginners' guidelines every step of the way • Valuable tips on proper apparel, tracking your progress, and more!

Build Your Running Body

A Total-body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners' Run Farther, Faster, and Injury-free
Author: Pete Magill,Thomas Schwartz,Melissa Breyer
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 161519102X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 434
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Draws on the latest research in running physiology to provide training programs and strategies for improving running mileage while preventing injuries, and includes nutrition guidance and beginner's guidelines.

Build Your Running Body

A Total-Body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners
Author: Pete Magill,Thomas Schwartz,Melissa Breyer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780285642980
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Page: 448
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Drawing on the latest research in physiology to provide targeted workouts for every element of the body, this comprehensive guide provides coaching wisdom and accessible advice for every runner.

Anatomy for Runners

Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention
Author: Jay Dicharry
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1620871599
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 309
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Offers advice on achieving goals for running without suffering injury, including mobility and stability tests, tips on the best way to run, and an assessment of running footwear.

Chi Marathon

The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon
Author: Danny Dreyer,Katherine Dreyer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145161795X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 292
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Challenges common practices while outlining a technique-based program for pain- and injury-free high-performance half and full marathons.

ChiRunning

A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running
Author: Danny Dreyer,Katherine Dreyer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439164549
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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The revised edition of the bestselling ChiRunning, a groundbreaking program from ultra-marathoner and nationally-known coach Danny Dreyer, that teaches you how to run faster and farther with less effort, and to prevent and heal injuries for runners of any age or fitness level. In ChiRunning, Danny and Katherine Dreyer, well-known walking and running coaches, provide powerful insight that transforms running from a high-injury sport to a body-friendly, injury-free fitness phenomenon. ChiRunning employs the deep power reserves in the core muscles, an approach found in disciplines such as yoga, Pilates, and T’ai Chi. ChiRunning enables you to develop a personalized exercise program by blending running with the powerful mind-body principles of T’ai Chi: 1. Get aligned. Develop great posture and reduce your potential for injury while running, and make knee pain and shin splints a thing of the past. 2. Engage your core. Shift the workload from your leg muscles to your core muscles, for efficiency and speed. 3. Add relaxation to your running. Learn to focus your mind and relax your body to increase speed and distance. 4. Make it a Mindful Practice. Maintain high performance and make running a mindful, enjoyable life-long practice. 5. It’s easy to learn. Transform your running with the ten-step ChiRunning training program.

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.

Faster Road Racing

5K to Half Marathon
Author: Pfitzinger, Pete,Latter, Phillip
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492501530
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 280
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In Faster Road Racing: 5K to Half Marathon, renowned running authority Pete Pfitzinger and Running Times senior writer Philip Latter present training plans for the most popular race distances as well as advice on recovery, cross-training, nutrition, tapering, and masters running.

The Long Distance Runner's Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment

How to Avoid Common Problems and Deal with Them When They Happen
Author: Brian Krabak,Grant Lipman,Brandee Waite
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510717935
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 440
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For any runner who loves hitting the pavement and conquering half-, full-, and ultra-marathons, getting injured is a terrifying, and often heartbreaking, setback. Yet, almost three-quarters of long distance runners will suffer from a serious injury several times in their athletic career. Although it may be impossible to completely avoid injury, The Long Distance Runner’s Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment is a vital source to help those who love to run understand some of the most common causes of injuries, and learn how to best avoid and treat athletic ailments. In this book, expert editors and long-time runners Brian Krabak and Grant Lipman combine valuable insights, tips, and tactics from over a dozen medical professionals who specialize in treating endurance athletes. With chapters on important and diverse topics such as proper nutrition, muscular ailments, skeletal injuries, medical illnesses caused by racing and proper recovery, The Long Distance Runner’s Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment is a must-have on the shelf of every harrier.

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!

Smart Marathon Training

Run Your Best Without Running Yourself Ragged
Author: Jeff Horowitz
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716406
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 2020

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Old-school marathon training plans ask runners to crank out 70 to 100 miles a week. It's no wonder those who make it to the start line are running ragged. Smart Marathon Training maps out a healthier, more economical approach to training that emphasizes quality over quantity. This innovative program eliminates junk miles, paring down training to three essential runs per week and adding a dynamic strength and cross-training program to build overall fitness. Runners will train for their best performance in less time and avoid the injuries, overtraining, and burnout that come from running too much. Smart Marathon Training builds up a runner's body to resist injury. Runners gain the strength they need to run long using functional exercises that target the hips, glutes, and quads. Running is a full-body sport, so this training program also builds a strong core and upper body to avoid injuries that begin above the waist. No one fakes a marathon or half-marathon--everyone has to do the work. But Smart Marathon Training replaces long, grinding miles with low-impact cross-training. Horowitz outlines a cycling plan to complement run workouts, boosting base fitness while saving runners' bodies for their best runs. With more than 75 detailed exercises plus six easy-to-follow training plans for half- and full marathons, Smart Marathon Training will get you to the start line feeling refreshed and ready to run your best race yet.

Unbreakable Runner

Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong
Author: T.J. Murphy,Brian MacKenzie
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716627
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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A New York Times Best Seller! Men's Journal Health Book of the Year In Unbreakable Runner, CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie and journalist T.J. Murphy examine long-held beliefs about how to train, tearing down those traditions to reveal new principles for a lifetime of healthy, powerful running. Unbreakable Runner challenges conventional training tenets such as high mileage and high-carb diets to show how reduced mileage and high-intensity training can make runners stronger, more durable athletes and prepare them for races of any distance. Distance runners who want to invigorate their training, solve injuries, or break through a performance plateau can gain power and resilience from MacKenzie's effective blend of run training and whole-body strength and conditioning. CrossFitters who want to conquer a marathon, half-marathon, or ultramarathon will find endurance training instruction with 8- to 12-week programs that combine CrossFitTM workouts with run-specific sessions. Unbreakable Runner includes CrossFit-based training programs for race distances from 5K to ultramarathon for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners. Build a better running body with this CrossFit Endurance-based approach to running training.

Running Injury-Free

How to Prevent, Treat, and Recover From Runner's Knee, Shin Splints, Sore Feet and Every Other Ache and Pain
Author: Joseph Ellis
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623361257
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Running Injury-Free uses anecdotal examples from Ellis's own patients and experiences in order to discuss injury-prevention, treatment, and recovery. He implements a clinical approach toward treating the most common running-related injuries, as well as providing detailed background situations to describe how each injury can happen, so the reader can recognize poor habits or compare training and running practices in his or her own experience. In this updated version, content relating to shoes and shoe selection, "over the counter" treatments, orthotic techniques and materials, Piriformis Syndrome, chiropractic medicine and acupuncture, stretching techniques, nutrition and supplements, injuries related to minimalist runners, as well as running issues for women, children, and endurance runners will be updated to reflect timely practices and research.

The Born Again Runner

A Guide to Overcoming Excuses, Injuries, and Other Obstacles—for New and Returning Runners
Author: Pete Magill
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 161519312X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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From the lead author of Build Your Running Body (“the best running book ever”—Runner’s World founder Bob Anderson), a one-of-a-kind guide for everyone who wants to run but feels they can’t As a drug-addled young man, Pete Magill once found himself in the ER, with his body telling him to give up. Taking up running seemed impossible—but he willed himself to do it anyway. Magill went on to become one of the fastest masters runners ever, and a sought-after coach. Over a glowing (albeit hard-won) career, he has heard every excuse people use to stop running or never start—from achy knees and sore ankles, to advanced age and arthritis, to too many cigarettes or years on the couch. In every case, Magill’s best advice is to do what he did: Run anyway—at a pace and mileage that work. Through inspiration, science, and anecdote, Magill gets runners out the door; through personal action plans, he sets them on the right path; and through the best exercises to protect and rehabilitate the body, he keeps them going—showing a way forward for new and sidelined runners who haven’t before realized how close they are to fun and pain-free running!

Strength Training For Runners : The Best Forms of Weight Training for Runners


Author: Jason Scotts
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1628841826
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 38
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"Strength Training For Runners" is a text written by an author that has more than a vested interest in the welfare of runners. He is a runner himself and is aware of what it takes to keep the body in shape and to prevent any sort of damage to perform optimally. The text is simple as and is well timed as more and more persons are starting to run for their health. The text can not only be used by the hardcore core well established runners but can also be used by those newbie's who are seeking to be healthy but do not wish to overdo it and harm themselves. The author is aware of the physical and psychological damage that an injury can cause and as such makes every effort through this text to prevent any form of injury from occurring in any individual. The text is a great source of reference for anyone at all that is into fitness and who opt to run to achieve that. The information is well laid out, insightful and extremely easy to understand. Any class of runner would be happy to have this text as a point of reference in their home.

Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning

Training for an Ultramarathon, from 50K to 100 Miles and Beyond
Author: Hal Koerner
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716597
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 232
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Ultramarathons don't leave much room for mistakes. Don't learn the hard way; get a jump on training for an ultramarathon with Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning, a comprehensive guide to running 30 to 100 miles and beyond, written by one of the most experienced athletes in the sport. Hal Koerner is among America's top ultrarunners with podium results in more than 90 ultramarathons. In his smart, down-to-earth Field Guide, Koerner shares hard-earned wisdom, field-tested habits and practices, and reliable tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your most epic runs. You will read engaging stories of Koerner's own training and racing as well as insights and practical advice on trail running technique, proper fueling, race day game plans, and key mental strategies to carry you to the finish line. The guide offers three detailed training plans to prepare for 50K, 50-mile to 100K, and 100-mile ultramarathons.

Runner's World Race Everything

How to Conquer Any Race at Any Distance in Any Environment and Have Fun Doing It
Author: Bart Yasso,Erin Strout
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623369827
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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How to be prepared no matter where running might take you Millions of runners around the US are interested in special experiences, whether it means running a bucket-list event like the Boston Marathon, or competing in beautiful and challenging locales such as Rome or Death Valley. Whatever race you choose, there is no one better to guide you on your journey than Bart Yasso, chief running officer at Runner’s World magazine. Over the past 40 years, Yasso has run more than 1,000 races, across all seven continents, at every conceivable distance, from local 5Ks to grueling ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons. He’s truly done it all, and in Race Everything, he shares the secrets of how he trained, the particularities of each course, and the specific insights he has gleaned to help you run your best no matter the distance. This book offers tried-and-true advice on how to train and what to do on race day to make the best use of your training. It provides everything you need to know to succeed at the most popular race distances, including general training principles, targeted training plans for beginners and experienced runners alike, and insider tips based on Yasso’s own experiences and those of other top runners he has known and run with. The goal is to inform and inspire runners eager to challenge themselves by tackling the world’s signature races. You will also learn Yasso’s methods for winning the greatest race of all, longevity, so that you can remain healthy, fit, and able to race for decades to come. Whether your goal is to complete a 5K or 10K race in your hometown or conquer the Antarctica Marathon, Runner's World Race Everything will be your guide.

True Food

8 Simple Steps to a Healthier You
Author: Annie B. Bond,Melissa Breyer,Wendy Gordon
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426205945
Category: Cooking
Page: 335
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Presents a guide to organic food, outlining eight practical steps for transitioning to a healthier diet made up of locally-grown ingredients and providing advice for saving money, shopping wisely, and cleaning with natural ingredients.

Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever

How to Become a Fit and Healthy Lifelong Runner by Following the Innovative 7-Hour Workout Week
Author: Bill Pierce,Scott Murr
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623367476
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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From the experts at the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST), Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever goes beyond traditional training programs and addresses the issues that prevent runners from reaching their full potential. This book will teach you how to become a fit, fast, and healthy lifelong runner by following the authors' innovative 7-hour workout week. In this new approach, Bill Pierce and Scott Murr show how overall fitness and total body health are the secret to longevity as a runner. Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever is appropriate for all runners, but is especially helpful if you're frustrated by injuries or looking to maintain your healthy lifestyle as you age. This book addresses the controversies surrounding the dangers of over training and the stress associated with the constant craving for faster race times. Complete with a comprehensive program to enhance overall fitness, improve race times, and support healthy aging, this book will show you how to achieve your fitness goals at any stage.

Born to Run

The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 184765228X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 287
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At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.