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Lore of Running gives you incomparable detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world-class athletes, and races.

Author Tim Noakes blends the expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion of a dedicated runner to answer the most pressing questions for those who are serious about the sport:

-How your body systems respond to training, the effects of different training methods, how to detect and avoid overtraining, and genetic versus trainable potential

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Overview

Lore of Running gives you incomparable detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world-class athletes, and races.

Author Tim Noakes blends the expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion of a dedicated runner to answer the most pressing questions for those who are serious about the sport:

-How your body systems respond to training, the effects of different training methods, how to detect and avoid overtraining, and genetic versus trainable potential

-How to train for the 10K up through ultramarathon with detailed programs from Noakes and several leading running experts

-How to prevent and treat injuries, increase your strength and flexibility, and use proper nutrition for weight control and maximum performance

You'll also find a candid analysis of supplements and ergogenic effects and training aids. The book includes new interviews with 10 world-class runners who share their secrets to success and longevity in the sport. Features on legendary figures and events in running history provide fascinating insights.

And that's just scratching the surface. Lore of Running is not only the biggest and best running publication on the planet. It's the one book every runner should own.

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Editorial Reviews

Kick!
This book is hardcore....details every physiological aspect of running....[A]n excellent reference for those interested in finding out what their body is really up to when it's on the run....If you want to learn what running demands of your body, right down to the cellular level, Lore of Running is for you.
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Dr. Noakes (U. of Cape Town Medical School) explores the physiology of running, all aspects of training, and recognizing, avoiding, and treating injuries. Previous editions copyright by Oxford U. Press in 1985 and 1986. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Kick!
This book is hardcore....details every physiological aspect of running....[A]n excellent reference for those interested in finding out what their body is really up to when it's on the run....If you want to learn what running demands of your body, right down to the cellular level, Lore of Running is for you.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873229593
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/3/2002
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 944
  • Sales rank: 239,203
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Timothy Noakes is Discovery health professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town and director of the medical research council/UCT research unit for exercise science and sports medicine at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands. Noakes received his MD from the University of Cape Town. He is a veteran of more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons. He is an editorial board member for many international sport science journals and a former president of the South African Sports Medicine Association. In 1999, he was elected as one of 22 founding members of the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Science Academy. Noakes is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He and his wife, Marilyn Anne, reside in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part I Physiology and Biochemistry of Running
Chapter 1. Muscle Structure and Function
Chapter 2. Oxygen Transport
Chapter 3. Energy Systems
Chapter 4. Temperature Regulation

Part II Training Basics
Chapter 5. Developing a Training Foundation
Chapter 6. Learning From the Experts
Chapter 7. Avoiding Overtraining
Chapter 8. Training the Mind

Part III Transferring Training to Racing
Chapter 9. 10K to Half-Marathon
Chapter 10. Marathon
Chapter 11. Ultramarathon
Chapter 12. Pushing the Limits of Performance

Part IV Running Health
Chapter 13. Ergogenic Aids
Chapter 14. Staying Injury Free
Chapter 15. Health Benefits

References
Index
About the Author

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

    Is you want to know the science behind the material

    This is one of the best technical references I've found that is still aimed at a general audience as well as the sports professional. The authors background as an MD, ultra runner, and Medical advisor to the IOC give more than a little crdience to the material he presents in the book. I've been having problems with dehydration in recent years and while the book didn't have firm answers to my issues there was a lot of good information including both historical thinking in the past and current, sometimes material on the subject. This is one running book that will stay in a place easy to pull down to reiview and not get backed away in some box.

    If you are seeing your GP for some running related issue and they are open to you doing your own research, mine is, this book just might help keep you and them on the right track to resolving some issues you might be having.

    It's not the book for a new runner, at least not unless they want to know the science behing the sports physology of running but a valued reference for those who have been running and have had issues of one kind or another and have been searching for answers.

    When I told two running friends about the book one a 9 time Leadville runner and the other a nutrionish about the book they booth said the had one of the earlier editions and keep it handy reference frequently.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    Best Runners Book Ever...

    I have read a ton of books on running and this is the most complete book on running I have ever read. It even helped me fix an ankle problem I have had for years now. This is a must have for runners and multi-sport athletes that run on a regular basis or are just beginning. It covers nearly all aspects of the sport very well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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