From the Back Cover
"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:
- Base training
- Speed training
- Avoiding and dealing with injuries
- Mental conditioning
- Race preparation
- Goal advancement
- Weight training
- and much more!
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.
About the Author
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.