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Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes

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“A modern book for the modern athlete, combining great insight, quality, and practical value.” — From the foreword by Tim Noakes, best-selling author of The Lore of Running

World-renowned coach Bobby McGee delivers the perfect performance tool for athletes. Packed with 21 training plans and more than 80 workouts, Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes will unlock every runner’s true potential. Athletes at all levels will benefit from McGee’s methods and race-tested ...

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Overview

“A modern book for the modern athlete, combining great insight, quality, and practical value.” — From the foreword by Tim Noakes, best-selling author of The Lore of Running

World-renowned coach Bobby McGee delivers the perfect performance tool for athletes. Packed with 21 training plans and more than 80 workouts, Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes will unlock every runner’s true potential. Athletes at all levels will benefit from McGee’s methods and race-tested workouts—including tempo and fartlek running, bricks, interval repeats, and hills—and learn how to balance effort and pace with training volume. These sweatproof pages contain the schedules, drills, and tips you need to be your own best coach and compete in races and triathlons of any distance, from a 5K to the marathon.

Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes
will add variety to your training and keep challenging you to run your best.

Bobby McGee is an internationally certified track and field coach whose top-ranked athletes have produced world records and won world championships. He coaches runners and triathletes and has prepared athletes for the Olympic games since 1992.

Mark Plaatjes is the 1993 marathon gold medal winner at the World Track and Field championships. He coaches recreational and elite runners.

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Editorial Reviews

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Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes is a modern book for the modern athlete, combining great insight, quality, and practical value.” — Tim Noakes, OMS, MD, DSc, bestselling author of The Lore of Running

“Whether you are a novice runner training for a 5km race or an Ironman hoping to qualify for Kona, Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes provides an easy-to-follow, proven method for reaching your goals.” — Samantha McGlone, 2004 Olympian and 2006 Ironman 70.3 World Champion

“Bobby's approach to running took my running to the next level, helping me become the #1 ranked triathlete in the world for 2 years. If you care about running fast, this book has answers. ” — Barb Lindquist, 2004 Olympian and former #1-ranked triathlete

Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes consolidates much of Bobby's great wisdom and vast experience as a running and multi-sport coach into an easy to use tool for athletes and coaches alike. ”
—Scott Schnitzspahn, USA Triathlon Sport Performance Director and 2008 Olympic Triathlon Team Leader

“Solid plans by knowledgeable coaches.” —Jonathan Beverly, editor of Running Times magazine

“Since I started working with Bobby McGee in 2005, he has greatly improved my running technique by introducing me to a variety of drills. Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes has helped me to develop a mix of speed, endurance, and strength in my running. I love the mix of fresh, new workouts. The book is very user-friendly and can be a tool whether you want to train for a 5K or an Ironman. From elites to beginners, this book has all the answers! ” — Sarah Haskins Kortuem, 2008 Olympian and ITU World Championship silver medalist

“Runners won't find a more qualified team of coaches than Bobby McGee and Mark Plaatjes. Readers won't find practical advice in a more readable format than Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes.”— Joe Henderson, former chief editor of Runner’s World, contributor to Marathon & Beyond, and author

“Bobby McGee has few peers when it comes to coaching the entire gamut of endurance sports athletes, from gold medalist marathoners to world-class triathletes to recreational runners.” — Michael Sandrock, author of Running Tough and Running with the Legends

“Bobby McGee is one of the top 10 coaches working with runners today. So chuck those soiled socks and empty PowerBar wrappers in your gym-bag, and make space for Run Workouts. You’ll be only a page away from your next best workout.” — Rich Benyo, Marathon & Beyond magazine

“With abundant information and a smart design, Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes is easy to use. This reference book has no fluff whatsoever, only straight information presented on sweat-proof pages in a very compact package.” Triathlon Magazine Canada

Run Workouts is a useful guide for race training and for new ideas to add some variety to your routine.” — Canadian Running magazine

Run Workouts is easy to understand and the small, sweat-proof design lets you haul it to the track without fear of destroying it.” — Competitor magazine“Very comprehensive, efficient, and convenient. This book adds value to any athlete’s bookshelf.” — USA Triathlon Life magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934030332
  • Publisher: VeloPress
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Workouts in a Binder Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Spiral-bound
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 958,171
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bobby McGee is an internationally certified track and field coach whose top-ranked athletes have produced world records and won world championships. He coaches runners and triathletes and has prepared athletes for the Olympic games since 1992.

Mark Plaatjes is the 1993 marathon gold medal winner at the World Track and Field championships. He coaches recreational and elite runners.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Tim Noakes

Foreword by Samantha McGlone

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Training Plans

What About Triathlons?

Workouts

Testing

Workout Descriptions

Training Zone Guidelines

Glossary

Training Plans

5K

10K

Half-Marathon

Marathon

Olympic-Distance Triathlon

Half-Ironman

Ironman

Tests

Efficiency Test

Steady-State Tests

30-Minute Effort/Pace Test

30-Minute Effort/Pace Time Trial

5K Test

6-Minute Effort/Pace Test

Warm-Ups and Workouts

Strides

Dynamic Warm-Up Exercises

Aerobic Threshold

Steady-State Marathon

Steady-State Half-Marathon

30-Minute Effort/Pace

5K

6-Minute Effort/Pace

Lactate Tolerance

Fast Finish

Zone Runs

Fartlek

Hills

Yassos

Bricks

Pre-race Track

Pre-race Facilitation

The Borg Scale (RPE)

Resources

About the Authors

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