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Build Your Running Body : A Total-Body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners: Run Farther, Faster, and Injury-F
by Pete Magill and Thomas Schwartz and Melissa Breyer and Diana Hernandez


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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.  Read more...


 
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More About Build Your Running Body by Pete Magill; Thomas Schwartz; Melissa Breyer; Diana Hernandez
 
 
 
Overview

"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



 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781615191024
  • ISBN-10: 161519102X
  • Publisher: Experiment
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 434
  • Dimensions: 9.15 x 7.52 x 1.06 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds


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Books > Sports & Recreation > Running & Jogging
Books > Sports & Recreation > Training

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-07-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

According to the authors of this comprehensive study: “The beauty of running is its simplicity.... You just put on your running shoes, step out the door, and your sport is on!” If only it were that simple. Not only are there different types of runners—joggers, distance runners, marathoners—there are, of course, differences for individuals. Thankfully, Magill, Schwartz, and Breyer cover their subject from every angle. With over 300 photos to illustrate everything from strides to strength programs, the authors clearly and concisely give readers helpful advice to improve their practice. Runners of all levels will appreciate the book’s breadth and encouraging tone; sidebars on common issues—whether running ruins one’s knees, the pros and cons of lactic acid and carb-loading—set the record straight. But it’s the hardcore runners and marathoners that will likely get the most out of the book’s timetables, nutritional information, and detailed suggestions (such as the efficacy of swishing and spitting carb or caffeine drinks to improve performance). This is an informative, friendly guide that all runners can grow with and will likely return to over time. 393 photos. Agent: Matthew Carlini, Vigliano Associates. (Aug.)

 
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