Road Racing for Serious Runners

Road Racing for Serious Runners

by Pete Pfitzinger, Scott Douglas
     
 

Improve your racing performance through multispeed training! Whether your distance is 5K, marathon, or anything in-between, Road Racing for Serious Runners tells you how to train smarter and run faster. This training plan is based on solid science, and its physiological basis is clearly explained and incorporated into a running

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Improve your racing performance through multispeed training! Whether your distance is 5K, marathon, or anything in-between, Road Racing for Serious Runners tells you how to train smarter and run faster. This training plan is based on solid science, and its physiological basis is clearly explained and incorporated into a running program that produces maximum results and reduces the risk of injury.

In Road Racing for Serious Runners, Pete Pfitzinger-a world-class marathoner, distance running coach, and exercise physiologist-tells you how to get the most out of your limited training time. Pfitzinger teams up with former Running Times editor-in-chief Scott Douglas to present a training and racing plan that will help you excel in the full spectrum of road racing distances. You will learn how to

- design a week-by-week training program,
- determine the right pace to run during speed workouts,
- get the most out of long runs,
- taper training before an important race,
- detect and avoid staleness and injury,
- determine the best strategy for each race, and
- achieve the optimal mental state to train and race.

Included with each of five training schedules are racing tactics, mental tips, and lessons from world-class runners. Whatever distance you plan to race, Road Racing for Serious Runners will guide you to peak performance!

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Booknews
Both runners themselves, Pfitzinge, a coach and exercise physiologist, and Douglas, former editor of set out a multi-speed training program for runners competing at lengths ranging from five kilometers to marathon. They also explain the physiology of running, and profile runners, but do not provide an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880118187
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
10/26/1998
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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""Grounded in impeccable exercise science, this book nonetheless retains a warm, conversational tone that encourages runners of all levels of ability to keep reading beyond their specific areas of interest. The material is extremely well-organized, with charts, schedules, and checklists guiding the runner in organizing her or his training. Beyond just giving instructions, the book imparts knowledge and wisdom, teaching the performance-oriented runner to think rather than just do.""
Gordon Bakoulis
Editor-in-Chief
Running Times

""This book provides an excellent, comprehensive look at training for competitive long-distance racing. Coaches and athletes can use this book as an outline to prepare for competitive racing. It helps remove guesswork since it contains information on all variables affecting successful racing-from human physiology to actual nuts and bolts workouts.""
Mark Conover
1988 Olympic Trials Marathon Champion
Cross-country and Track Coach, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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