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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 dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
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Table of Contents
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
Appendix A Pace for Run Workouts 221
Appendix B Supplemental Workouts 239
Appendix C Road Age Factors 243
Appendix D Road Age Standards 251
Source Notes 260
About the Authors 265
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.