Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever: How to Become a Fit and Healthy Lifelong Runner by Following The Innovative 7-Hour Workout Week

Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever: How to Become a Fit and Healthy Lifelong Runner by Following The Innovative 7-Hour Workout Week

by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr

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Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever: How to Become a Fit and Healthy Lifelong Runner by Following The Innovative 7-Hour Workout Week by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr

From the experts at the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST), Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever goes beyond traditional training programs and addresses the issues that prevent runners from reaching their full potential. This book will teach you how to become a fit, fast, and healthy lifelong runner by following the authors’ innovative 7-hour workout week. In this new approach, Bill Pierce and Scott Murr show how overall fitness and total body health are the secret to longevity as a runner.

Runner’s World Train Smart, Run Forever is appropriate for all runners, but is especially helpful if you’re frustrated by injuries or looking to maintain your healthy lifestyle as you age. This book addresses the controversies surrounding the dangers of overtraining and the stress associated with the constant craving for faster race times. Complete with a comprehensive program to enhance overall fitness, improve race times, and support healthy aging, this book will show you how to achieve your fitness goals at any stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623367466
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 216,316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bill Pierce and Scott Murr are experts at the The Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST) and authors of the popular book Runner's World Run Less, Run Faster. Bill Pierce is an experienced marathoner and chair of the Health Sciences Department at Furman University. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Scott Murr is an experienced marathoner and 12-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, and is director of the Furman Fitness and Aquatics Center. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Introduction xix

Chapter 1 What Has FIRST Learned from Runners? 1

Chapter 2 How Can I Run Into Old Age? 25

Chapter 3 Why 26.2? 43

Chapter 4 Is Long-Distance Running Healthy? 57

Chapter 5 Why Do I Get Injured When I Am So Sincere? 69

Chapter 6 Finding a Training Program 83

Chapter 7 Do I Need a Coach or Training Partner? 95

Chapter 8 Smart Pacing is Essential for Smart Training and Racing 107

Chapter 9 Eat Smart for the Long Run 119

Chapter 10 Don't Forget Why You Are Doing This 133

The Plan: Putting It All together

Chapter 11 The 7-Hour Workout Week 147

Chapter 12 Strength Training: Essential for Lifelong Running 171

Chapter 13 Stretching: Essential for Lifelong Running 191

Afterword 219

Appendix A Pace for Run Workouts 221

Appendix B Supplemental Workouts 239

Appendix C Road Age Factors 243

Appendix D Road Age Standards 251

Acknowledgments 258

Source Notes 260

About the Authors 265

Index 267

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book combining science with experience. It is engaging and easy to follow and has all the information needed to start following FIRST approach right away.