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Build Your Running Body: A Total-Body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners: Run Farther, Faster, and Injury-Free Paperback – 29 Jul 2014
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"With over 300 photos to illustrate everything from strides to strength programs, the authors clearly and concisely give readers helpful advice to improve their practice. Runners of all levels will appreciate the book's breadth and encouraging tone . . . This is an informative, friendly guide that all runners can grow with and will likely return to over time." --"Publishers Weekly", starred review--PW
"This is so good. Honestly, I think this is the best running book ever." --Bob Anderson, founder of "Runner's World" and of the Double Road Race 15K Challenge and the Double Training Program--Bob Anderson
""Build Your Running Body" represents something new and needed in sports literature. This is the 'right stuff' for runners who want to get faster, enjoy running more, and stay injury-free for a lifetime." --Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of both the New York City and Boston marathons--Bill Rogers
"At last, a running book that shows us how to enjoy running all through life, and that's as interesting as the sport we love so much." --Kathrine Switzer, first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon and author of "Marathon Woman"--Katherine Switzer
""Build Your Running Body" is the most useful, info-packed, and comprehensive training manual I've ever read. Coaches will find it invaluable, and runners of all levels will use it as a complete guide to reaching their goals." --Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner and "Runner's World" editor-at-large--Amby Burfoot
"I wish I'd had an encyclopedia on running like "Build Your Running Body" long ago. It's comprehensive--filled with relevant and valuable guidance--and articulated in a way that even the most novice runner can understand." --Jacqueline Hansen, two-time world-record holder for the women's marathon, Boston Marathon winner, and first woman to run a sub-2:40 marathon--Jacqueline Hansen
"A wonderful combination of running science with real-world wisdom for modern runners. When Pete Magill talks, smart runners listen." --Scott Douglas, "Runner's World" senior content editor--Scott Douglas
"Coach Tom Schwartz possesses an understanding of training and racing that is world class. Utilizing an unconventional approach to training, Tom crafted a program that improved my endurance, my long-term development, and, most importantly, my confidence. Tom made me a champion." --Kevin Miller, multiple times USA masters age-group and age-graded national champion--Kevin Miller
""Build Your Running Body" is nothing short of the Unified Theory of Running. Packed with delightfully fun-to-read advice and asides, it squeezes a century of technical research and coaching wisdom into a book of bite-sized lessons. Techniques and training, energy systems and recipes, race strategy and injury prevention--this book covers it all." --Ken Stone, founder and editor of MastersTrack.com--Ken Stone
"Pete Magill must have found the fountain of youth. I coach college students, and he consistently outruns half my team! He must know something the rest of us don't!" --Steve Scott, former American record-holder in the mile (3:47.69), 3-time Olympian, 10 times ranked #1 American miler, and world record-holder for most sub-4 minute miles (136)--Steve Scott
About the Author
Pete Magill has coached his running clubs to 19 masters national championships. He's a five-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year and the fastest-ever American distance runner over age 50 in the 5K and 10K. He is also the lead author of Build Your Running Body. He lives in South Pasadena, California.
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-Chapter 1 covers basic running stuff such as motivation, gear, etc.
-Chapter 2 is what I think of as the meat and potatoes of the book. It tells you how to build the parts of your body to get you a better "running body". A few areas discussed include the muscles, connective tissues, hormones, nervous system - I like the some of these are things runners don't normally think about.
-Chapter 3 talks helps you with a running program, talking about things such as a training schedule, recovery, injury prevention (BTW, runners with problematic hamstrings might want to check out Bulletproof Your Hamstrings
-Chapter 4 discusses running and your diet
-Chapter 5 talks about a racing strategy/approach
As you can see, its a pretty complete book that cover a lot of important (and little thought about) running information. There's also over a hundred workouts to help build your running body - from plyometrics to cross training - and there's even recipes! So if you're looking for ways to improve your running and your body, its worth a good look! :)