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Better Training for Distance Runners Paperback – 1 Mar 1997

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  • Paperback: 445 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers; 2nd Revised edition edition (Mar. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880115300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880115308
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 3.2 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 160,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" """Better Training for Distance Runners is the complete manual for athletes, coaches, and educators. The book explains complicated issues and answers questions that lead to improved understanding of the art and science of distance running.""" Keith A. Brantly U.S. Team Member 1996 Olympic Marathon """The first edition of Better Training for Distance Runners helped me make it to the 1996 Olympics and I believe this second edition can help me medal in the 2000 Olympics. The book allows runners to focus on specific events in distance running and explains the science of distance running in a manner that all distance runners can understand and use to their advantage. This really is a great book. I honestly was inspired to get out and train after each time I picked it up. I have worked with Dave Martin firsthand and everything I have learned from him is right here in this book. Dave is putting his love for distance running in the hands of the general public.""" Mark J. Coogan U.S. Team Member 1996 Olympic Marathon "


This text integrates scientific principles about how the body adapts to training with practical information on designing individualized training programmes for middle- and long-distance runners. It covers: the biomechanics and biochemistry of running; goal-setting for competitive runners; developing a plan for total body fitness; strategies for successful racing from the 800-metre through the marathon; integrating psychological and psychiological aspects of athlete development; and stress management.

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