html Better Training for Distance Runners provides a prescription for success for today s competitive distance runners and their coaches The book combines recent research, sound training principles, and proven program strategies to improve performance in events ranging from the 800 meters to the marathon Runners and coaches will find it easy to apply the book s cutting edge information about running physiology and biomechanics They ll receive straightforward advice for conditioning and competing in the whole range of distance events The book also covers many popular topics in running, including how to accurately assess running fitness, gauge training intensity, adjust training loads to achieve peak readiness for competition, determine the most effective racing strategy for each event, and stay healthy throughout a running career Authors Dr David Martin and Peter Coe are the perfect team for translating lab findings to the road and running track As one of the world s foremost researchers on running, Martin regularly tests elite runners to identify their best strategies for staying healthy and improving fitness Peter Coe, father and coach of 800 and 1000 meter world record holder Sebastian Coe, has long been regarded as a master of devising training plans that allow athletes to reach peak fitness when it counts most Together, Martin and Coe present the most comprehensive and useful resource on the art and science of distance runningthe formula that has produced many national championship, Olympic medal, and world record performances Better Training for Distance Runners builds upon the success of the first edition by providing loads of new information, such as the effects of altitude training and glycerin loading, the health problems experienced by women runners who may be too thin, and the best strategies for running road races and the steeplechase It s an essential guide and a great read for serious distance runners and coaches who desire to excel in future seasons and events....
|Title||:||Better Training for Distance Runners - 2nd Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||494 Pages|
|File Size||:||866 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Better Training for Distance Runners - 2nd Edition Reviews
Great information about running and the history of running so long as you're able to keep up with modern theories enough to know where you should read things with a grain of salt.
BTFDR takes a VERY technical and scientific approach to training. Only elite coaches and athletes will benefit from the information. For the rest of us, "Daniels Running Formula" by Jack Daniels is the definitive book.
Got the job done.
It was a little older than I thought... I just didn't look into that... my fault. The information seems somewhat antiquated.
If you are a serious runner, this book is for you. It is a very detailed and contains alot of great training ideas for the more serious endurance runner.
Martin and Coe's BTFDR is one of the best training books out there. Much of the information is science heavy for anyone without a background in physiology, however. Still, I remember reading this when I was 17 and in high school and found it very informative. Most people should probably skim through the early chapters on exercise physiology, but the information on Coe's training methods are invaluable. This is essential reading for any serious runner or coach and is one of the gospels of distance training in my opinion (Lydiard's "Running to the Top" and Daniels' "Daniels' Running Formula" being the other two). If you are serious about running or coaching it, you must read this book. If you are a hobby jogger looking for 30mpw marathon plans this book is not for you, though I feel every runner could benefit from reading it.
I have read dozens of books about training for the distance runner. This book and Jack Daniel's Running Formula are, by far, the two best books for the serious coach or distance runner. I believe they complement each other and reading BTDR after Daniel's Running Formula helped clarify some of the points made in the Daniel's book. After years of running at a highly competitive level and coaching, I really felt like I understood, for the first time, exactly how to design an individualized workout plan for an entire year or racing season with complete confidence.
Many reviewers have complained about the scientific and technical nature of this book. There is a reason why many of the top coaches are also scientists, it works. As a coach and distance runner I have experienced a variety of training plans, and have found this one to work the best. Unlike Jack Daniels, this system takes into account metabolic systems being stressed rather than times and formulas. My advice is to read and discuss the book to allow you to process the information and clarify what you have read with others. Unfortunately this might not always be possible.