Be A Better Runner

Be A Better Runner

Real-world, Scientifically Proven Training Techniques That Will Dramatically Improve your Speed, Endurance, and Injury Resistance

Book - 2011
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Written by marathoner and Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee, Sally Edwards, Be A Better Runner addresses every possible concern from posture and form to nutrition, footwear and race strategy. You'll learn how to adapt running mechanics such as stride and pacing to your body type and fitness level while specific training regimens prepare you for any type of running event including sprints, distance runs, and marathons.

Co-authored with Carl Foster, the former President of the American College of Sports Medicine, Be A Better Runner Every features the latest research in the science of running. You'll learn the latest strategies to boost your performance, train more effectively, and aid post-workout recovery. The latest research on special concerns such as running after age 40, during pregnancy, overtraining in younger runners and preventing a menorrhoea in female distance runners is also highlighted.

Publisher: Beverly, MA : Fair Winds Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9781592334247
Branch Call Number: 613.7172 Edwards 03/2011
Characteristics: 231 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Foster, Carl
Wallack, Roy M.


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Jan 16, 2013

This book is a great read for any level runner wanting to improve cardivascular training and their PR. I really like Sally's writing style, although there is a lot of repitition, probably to imbed the message into your brain. I wasn't very crazy for the chapter by Foster, it was very techincal, scientific and not very interesting. If you don't have time to read the entire book, I found Chapter 2 to be the "heart" of the message. The training routines in the back of the book are also helpful to review.


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