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SERIOUS Training for Endurance Athletes provides the tools to create training programs and workouts that will pay off in competition. Endurance athletes, coaches, and multisport fitness buffs will learn how to design, schedule, execute, and monitor training programs for top results.

Rob Sleamaker joins with Ray Browning, seven-time Ironman Triathlon winner, to produce a much improved version of the highly ...

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Overview

SERIOUS Training for Endurance Athletes provides the tools to create training programs and workouts that will pay off in competition. Endurance athletes, coaches, and multisport fitness buffs will learn how to design, schedule, execute, and monitor training programs for top results.

Rob Sleamaker joins with Ray Browning, seven-time Ironman Triathlon winner, to produce a much improved version of the highly popular earlier edition.

You'll learn to:

- set up and manage your personalized training schedule;
- use the S-E-R-I-O-U-S system of training—Speed, Endurance, Race-pace, Intervals, Overdistance, Up-hill Intervals, Strength;
- add variety to your workouts;
- develop a winning nutritional program;
- prepare mentally for races; and
- stay motivated to train and win.

The authors share their expertise in a fun and informative way, drawing from their own experiences as champions. Plus, the book features the latest training advice for running, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, rowing, cross-country skiing, cross training, duathlons, and triathlons.

SERIOUS Training for Endurance Athletes is your guide to high-level fitness and performance.

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Editorial Reviews

Running and FitNews
Most runners' idea of speed work is intervals on the track. For a change, try body speeds, taken from the Serious Training program of coach Rob Sleamaker. It is ideal for running, but can be adapted for any competitive sport.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873226448
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/12/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,459,025
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Sleamaker has trained and coached endurance athletes for almost 20 years. He earned his MS in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona in 1982. From 1983 to 1986, Rob was director of sports medicine for the U.S. Biathlon Team. He has also worked with the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team.

Since 1986 Rob has operated SportsAdvantage, which provides personalized sport and fitness training systems to individuals, as well as computer software for the sports and fitness industry. He owns VASA, Inc., a company he started in 1988 that makes the VASA trainer and a swim ergometer used by internationally by leading swimmers, triathletes, surfers, and other athletes. Rob also writes frequently for major sports and fitness magazines on training for endurance sports.

Ray Browning is a seven-time Ironman Triathlon winner and the 1993 World Champion in the Mountain Man Winter Triathlon. Ray also holds an MS in kinesiology from UCLA. One of the foremost experts on cross training, he regularly speaks to groups about the benefits and process of cross training for fitness and sport conditioning.

Since 1988 Ray has used the SERIOUS training system to prepare for professional competitions. In 1993 he became a national-level cross-country skier. Browning is also a contributing editor for Inside Triathlon magazine.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Determining Your Training and Competition Needs
Chapter 2. Foundations of Systematic Training
Chapter 3. Scheduling Your Training
Chapter 4. Doing SERIOUS Workouts
Chapter 5. Warming Up, Cooling Down, and Stretching
Chapter 6. Fueling the Body for Training and Performance
Chapter 7. Recovering Effectively From Training
Chapter 8. Tracking Your Training
Chapter 9. Managing Your Training Program
Chapter 10. Optimizing Your Training for Racing
Chapter 11. Staying Motivated to Train

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2004

    Best book for endurance athletes

    This is by far the most complete and easy to use book about the science and practical methods of endurance training. Both recreational and competitive athletes are able to utilize the information. It's the only one I recommend.

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