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"A key resource I heartily recommend."--Bill Rodgers, four-time Boston Marathon Winner, four-time New York City Marathon Winner
"Runners have much to gain from Alberto Salazar's world-class knowledge."--Mary Decker Slaney, World-Record Holder, Olympian
Road racing has become one of North America's most popular competitive sports. Thousands of people participate in road races every year, from 5K, 8K, and 10K fun-runs to half-marathons, marathons, and beyond. And with every race, more people are discovering the joys and benefits of running. Alberto Salazar, one of America's greatest distance runners, is currently coach of the Oregon Project, a Nike-sponsored endeavor that uses an array of high-tech training methods to build world-class distance runners. In Alberto Salazar's Guide to Road Racing, he shows readers how to run farther and faster without the injuries or burnout that accompany overtraining, and offers both first-time runners and dedicated marathoners the training methods he's developed and refined in his many years of racing and coaching.
Alberto Salazar's Guide to Road Racing covers a wide array of needs, including:
Whether the goal is to increase distances, reduce times, or win medals, Salazar has the training method to suit every road racer at every level of the sport.
Alberto Salazar is coach of Nike's Oregon Project, which combines his expert knowledge of running and training methods and cutting-edge technology to create radically better marathoners. He burst onto the American and world marathon scene with a victory in the 1980 New York City Marathon. During his running career, he set one world and six U.S. records in various distances. After a hiatus lasting more than a decade, he made a comeback in 1995, when he won the Comrades Ultramarathon in South Africa. Richard A. Lovett, Ph.D., is an avid runner and veteran of numerous marathons. A former law professor, he is now a full-time writer.
The kindle ebook came in .tpz format and it is terrible to read. The letters are all broken up. The . Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jungly
Perfect book for a runner such as myself. I read it, got good pointers and modeled a running program from what I learned. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Fabian
A great book to help improve your running time, form and enjoyment of the sport. Easy to read with lots of insightful tips,too.Published on June 24, 2013 by M. Spade
Great book. If this book is not in your library it needs to be. Salazar is on of the greats.Published on March 18, 2013 by Jim Leach
Holly Hight was added on a lot of reviews for Mr. Lovett's writing. In my opinion Holly Hight's own writing it is much more descriptive and less bland than Richard A. Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by Carolina Hatfield
I bought this book only because it had salazar's name on it, he's the best coach in america hands down right know, if he has a book and you run, you go get it!!! Nuff said.Published on December 10, 2009 by M. G. Villarreal
It's a book for the serious runner aiming to better training and racing. Salazar surprise me as a good coach, even better than the runner he once was. Read morePublished on November 27, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book. Salazar has a way of explaining complex issues in an easily understandable manner that anyone could follow. Read morePublished on July 29, 2009 by J. Schneider
this book is very much for the first time marathoner and virtually worthless to someone who already knows the basics on how to run a marathon.Published on June 8, 2009 by James H. Mcnevin