The Runner's Book of Training Secrets

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Rodale, Mar 15, 1996 - Sports & Recreation - 230 pages
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Train with the pros!

More than 50 world-class runners reveal the secrets of their success--and a top sports physiologist explains how their training methods can work for you, whether you've been running for a day or a decade.
Turbo-charge your performance with expert advice on speed training, strength training, nutrition and supplementation, cross-training, stretching, masters running, peaking, injury prevention and much more!

Discover the training methods of elite runners, including:

Dan Held, third at the 1995 U.S. Marathon Championships
Debbi Kilpatrick-Morris, 1995 U.S. Women's Marathon champ
Annie Marie Lauck, top U.S. road racer in 1993
Steve Holman, 1992 U.S. Olympian, 1500 meters
Lynn Jennings, 1992 Olympic bronze medalist
PattiSue Plumer, 1992 U.S. Olympian, 3000 and 1500 meters
Jim Spivey, 1984 and 1992 U.S. Olympian, 1500 meters
Steve Spence, 1991 World Marathon Championsips bronze medalist
Lisa Weidenbach, 1985 Boston Marathon champ
Jaacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon winner
Laurie Gomez-Henes, eight-time all-American
Ric Sayre, top U.S. masters runner

About the Authors

Ken Sparks, Ph.D., a former all-American in track and a world-class middle-distance runner, is an associate professor in exercise physiology and health at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also the author of The Long-Distance Runners' Guide to Training and Racing. Dave Kuehls is a senior writer at Runner's World magazine.
 

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Contents

Physiological Profile of a Runner
5
Strength Training
17
Speed Training
27
Training Logs
36
Running Injuries
42
Running Shoes
55
Stretching
65
Mental Training
76
About the Authors
219
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About the author (1996)

Ken Sparks, Ph.D., a former all-American in track and a world-class middle-distance runner, is an associate professor in exercise physiology and health at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also the author of The Long-Distance Runners' Guide to Training and Racing.

Dave Kuehls is a senior writer at Runner's World magazine.

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