Run Fast: How to Beat Your Best Time Every Time

Run Fast: How to Beat Your Best Time Every Time

by Hal Higdon
Run Fast: How to Beat Your Best Time Every Time

Run Fast: How to Beat Your Best Time Every Time

by Hal Higdon


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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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623366889
Publisher: Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 332,887
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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

Acknowledgments 267

About the Author 271

Index 273

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