Hal Higdon's How to Train: The Best Programs, Workouts, and Schedules for Runners of All Ages

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The Fast Path To Running Success

If you have a running goal, How to Train can help you achieve it-- faster, easier, smarter. Drawing on the collective wisdom of the world's top coaches, trainers, and athletes, Hal Higdon provides time-tested programs and workouts for all levels of runners with every conceivable goal. Featuring more than 100 charts and schedules to conquer any running challenge, How to Train is an indispensable reference that ...

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Overview

The Fast Path To Running Success

If you have a running goal, How to Train can help you achieve it-- faster, easier, smarter. Drawing on the collective wisdom of the world's top coaches, trainers, and athletes, Hal Higdon provides time-tested programs and workouts for all levels of runners with every conceivable goal. Featuring more than 100 charts and schedules to conquer any running challenge, How to Train is an indispensable reference that you will use for as long as you own running shoes.

Some of what you'll find inside:

* A 35-day program to get you started
* Fitness walking and racewalking schedules
* 5-K routines for the first-timer or more advanced runner
* Greg Meyer's program for the 25-K
* Running schedules exclusively for women
* How to compete in marathons just weeks apart
* Vern Gambetta's strength-training routine
* Routines for coming back from injuries
* Benji Durden's 84-week schedule for advanced marathoners
* Ultramarathon schedules up to 100-K
* The latest methods and workouts for aquarunning
* A triple-threat program for the triathlon
* Workouts for track, summer cross-country, and girls' cross country
* A fun program to get children involved in running
* Tips on how to run in hot and cold weather

About The Author
Hal Higdon is among the most respected and widely read writers in the world of running. A Senior Writer for Runner's World magazine, he is the author of 30 books, including Run Fast and Marathon. He has been a runner for more than 40 years and has completed more than 100 marathons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875963525
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 787,321
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Hal Higdon is among the most respected and widely read writers in the world of running. A Senior Writer for Runner's World magazine, he is the author of 30 books, including Run Fast and Marathon. He has been a runner for more than 40 years and has completed more than 100 marathons.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Pace: Creating a Universal Chart 1
Ch. 2 The Language of Running: A Glossary of Terms 10
Ch. 3 Beginners: Chuck Cornett's 35-Day Program 20
Ch. 4 The 5-K: Paddy Savage's First-Timers' Program 25
Ch. 5 A Faster 5-K: Roy Benson's Speed-Improvement Program 31
Ch. 6 The 10-K: A Very Basic Training Program 37
Ch. 7 The Half-Marathon: Moving Up (or Down) to 13.1 Miles 44
Ch. 8 The 25-K: Greg Meyer's Old Kent River Bank Program 48
Ch. 9 The Marathon: Brian Piper's Chicago Marathon Program 54
Ch. 10 Marathon Elite: Benji Durden's 84-Week Program 66
Ch. 11 Multiple Marathons: Ben Moore's Repeat and Threepeat Program 77
Ch. 12 Ultras: George Parrott's Ultramarathon Program 85
Ch. 13 Girls' Cross-Country: The Elston High School Program 92
Ch. 14 Summer Cross-Country: Sam Bell's Training Program 101
Ch. 15 Track: John Davies's Phased Program 110
Ch. 16 Kids: Coach R's Children's Program 120
Ch. 17 Women: Diane Palmason's Women's Program 128
Ch. 18 Cold Weather: Barney Klecker's Winter Training Program 136
Ch. 19 Hot Weather: Al DiMicco's Summer Training Program 146
Ch. 20 Walking: Mark Fenton's Fitness Walking Program 155
Ch. 21 Racewalking: Martin Rudow's 30-Week Peak Program 162
Ch. 22 The Triathlon: Hank Lange's Triple-Threat Program 171
Ch. 23 Power: Vern Gambetta's Strength-Training Program 178
Ch. 24 Coming Back: Bob Williams's Rehab Program 188
Ch. 25 Aquarunning: Joe Rogers's Water-Training Program 197
Ch. 26 Weight Loss: Judy Tillpaugh's Fat-Burning Program 203
Index 209
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