Runner's World Guide to Cross-Training [NOOK Book]

Overview

From the publishers of Runner's World magazine, the worldwide authority on running, comes the definitive book on integrating alternative exercise activities into your training program for a long, enjoyable, successful life of running. You'll learn everything you need to know about the very best cross-training activities for runners, from the equipment you'll need to buy to the techniques you'll have to master. Inside you'll find:
  • The eight ...
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Runner's World Guide to Cross-Training

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Overview

From the publishers of Runner's World magazine, the worldwide authority on running, comes the definitive book on integrating alternative exercise activities into your training program for a long, enjoyable, successful life of running. You'll learn everything you need to know about the very best cross-training activities for runners, from the equipment you'll need to buy to the techniques you'll have to master. Inside you'll find:
  • The eight reasons why cross-training will improve your running performance
  • Strength-training exercises that will prevent or reverse muscular imbalances common among runners
  • Flexibility exercises that will keep your muscles supple
  • The six best endurance cross-training activities for runners—and how they can help heal existing injuries while preventing future ones
  • Five complete training programs coordinating cross-training with running workouts, suitable for every type of runner, whether you're participating in your very first 10-K or competing to win a marathon or triathlon
Runner's World Guide to Cross-Training will teach you painlessly what others deduced following overtraining injuries, disappointing race results, and other painful experiences. It will provide inspiration through "Role Model" stories of world-class runners who gave themselves an extra edge through cross-training. And it will give you all of the motivation, information, and perspective you need to cross-train for success in running.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609616144
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 847,007
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

MATT FITZGERALD is a runner, triathlete, and coach. A former editor and current contributor for Triathlete magazine, he writes articles for national publications such as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Outside, Stuff, Maxim, Fitness Runner, and the Runner's World Web site; and serves as managing editor of the sports nutrition Web site Powering Muscles. He lives in San Diego.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Eight benefits of cross-training 1
Ch. 2 Strength training 25
Ch. 3 Flexibility training 65
Ch. 4 Endurance cross-training 117
Ch. 5 The running foundation 137
Ch. 6 Putting it all together 157
Ch. 7 Sample training programs 179
Ch. 8 Cross-recovery 203
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