Millions of runners around the US are interested in special experiences, whether it means running a bucket-list event like the Boston Marathon, or competing in beautiful and challenging locales such as Rome or Death Valley. Whatever race you choose, there is no one better to guide you on your journey than Bart Yasso, chief running officer at Runner’s World magazine. Over the past 40 years, Yasso has run more than 1,000 races, across all seven continents, at every conceivable distance, from local 5Ks to grueling ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons. He’s truly done it all, and in Race Everything, he shares the secrets of how he trained, the particularities of each course, and the specific insights he has gleaned to help you run your best no matter the distance.
This book offers tried-and-true advice on how to train and what to do on race day to make the best use of your training. It provides everything you need to know to succeed at the most popular race distances, including general training principles, targeted training plans for beginners and experienced runners alike, and insider tips based on Yasso’s own experiences and those of other top runners he has known and run with. The goal is to inform and inspire runners eager to challenge themselves by tackling the world’s signature races. You will also learn Yasso’s methods for winning the greatest race of all, longevity, so that you can remain healthy, fit, and able to race for decades to come.
Whether your goal is to complete a 5K or 10K race in your hometown or conquer the Antarctica Marathon, Runner's World Race Everything will be your guide.
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About the Author
Bart Yasso is Chief Running Officer for Runner’s World and one of the most beloved figures in the sport. Affectionately dubbed the “Mayor of Running,” Bart is the public face of Runner’s World at races in the United States and abroad. Bart has been with Runner’s World since 1987, and has been instrumental in growing what was once a very small race sponsorship program to one that has linked the brand with thousands of races and millions of runners.
Bart is also known for creating Yasso 800s, a marathon-predictor workout that has been used by thousands of runners. His memoir, My Life on the Run, is a perennial top seller at the Runner’s World booth (especially when Bart is on hand to sign copies!). He has also contributed to the Runner’s World Big Book of Marathon and Half Marathon Training and Runner’s World Big Book of Running for Beginners. One of the icons of the sport, Bart has been inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions.
Erin Strout is a contributing editor at Runner’s World and former senior editor at Running Times. Since 2013, she has covered the top levels of the sport, from the Boston Marathon to the Rio Olympics, for the Runner’s World Newswire. As a freelance writer and editor with 20 years of journalism experience, Erin has also contributed to leading health and fitness publications and is a former staff reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education, where she covered philanthropy and also wrote in-depth pieces concerning NCAA sports and campus health. An avid runner, Erin lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Table of Contents
Foreword David Willey ix
Chapter 1 The Many Reasons to Race 1
Chapter 2 Bart's Training Principles 11
Chapter 3 Training for and Racing 5Ks 25
Chapter 4 Training for and Racing 10Ks 41
Chapter 5 Training for and Racing Half Marathons 65
Chapter 6 Training for and Racing Marathons 89
Chapter 7 Training for and Racing Ultramarathons 123
Chapter 8 Training for and Racing Unconventional Events 149
Chapter 9 Training for and Racing Relays and Multiple Race Events 169
Chapter 10 Building Longevity for the Long Run 185
About the Authors 201
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Runners of all abilities will enjoy this book. Bart has a great enthusiasm that rubs off on the reader. This book will motivate you and make you proud that you are a runner.