Achieve a personal best at any distance
Are you looking for better race times, whether you run 5Ks or marathons? Searching for that ultimate, exhilarating moment when you're running faster than ever before? Or do you just want to have more fun when you run?
You can run faster, and this book will show you how.
Run Fast is a comprehensive guide for runners of all abilities to improve your speed and achieve a personal best at any distance. Hal Higdon is one of the most experienced and trusted experts in running, and this classic volume is completely revised and updated with new workouts, race distances, and advice for runners of every level. Run Fast spells out a complete program to help you increase your speed, build your endurance, improve your times, and motivate yourself to achieve your running goals.
New training plans for novice runners make getting started easy. More experienced runners will discover refreshing workouts that both improve their speed and make training fun. And, if you've taken an exercise break, you'll see how to get back in shape while staying injury free.
Packed with stories and tips from coaches, record-holders, and average runners alike, Run Fast is brimming with inspiration. Experience the thrill of better race times, the satisfaction of running strong, and the sheer joy that comes from running faster than ever before.
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About the Author
Hal Higdon has contributed to Runner's World for longer than any other writer: an article by him appeared in the second issue in 1966. Author of 36 books, Higdon has written books on many subjects and for different age groups. He has run 111 different marathons and holds a personal best of 2:21:55. He ran in the Olympic Trials eight times and won four world masters championships. He has served as training consultant for the Chicago Marathon and Chicago Area Runners Association and also answers questions on his Virtual Training Bulletin Board, offering interactive training programs through TrainingPeaks. Higdon lives in Long Beach, Indiana.
Table of Contents
Introduction "If you want to run fast, you have to run fast." xi
Chapter 1 Secrets of Speed 1
Chapter 2 Flying without Wings 7
Chapter 3 Beginner's Luck 13
Chapter 4 Going to the Races: 5K Novice 25
Chapter 5 Levels of Stress: 5K Intermediate 35
Chapter 6 Run Slow 47
Chapter 7 Breakthrough: 5K Advanced 57
Chapter 8 Speed Endurance 65
Chapter 9 Juggling Workouts 75
Chapter 10 The 8K 83
Chapter 11 Good Form 89
Chapter 12 The Science of Speedwork 105
Chapter 13 The Magic Workout 121
Chapter 14 The 10K 151
Chapter 15 Speed Play 157
Chapter 16 Pure Speed 175
Chapter 17 Dynamic Flexibility 189
Chapter 18 The 15K 203
Chapter 19 Hit the Hills 211
Chapter 20 Strength Training 225
Chapter 21 The Polishing Touch 241
Chapter 22 Ready to Race 253
About the Author 271