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Be a Better Runner: Real World, Scientifically-proven Training Techniques that Will Dramatically Improve Your Speed, Endurance, and Injury Resistance Paperback – April 1, 2011
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About the Author
Roy M. Wallack is a Los Angeles Times health and fitness columnist and former editor of Triathlete and Bicycle Guide magazines. A participant some of the world's toughest running, cycling, and multisport events, including the Boston Marathon, Badwater UltraMarathon, Eco-Challenge, La Ruta de los Conquistadores, and TransRockies Run, he finished second in the World Fitness Championship in 2004. Wallack has written for Outside, Men's Journal, Runner's World, Competitor, Bicycling, Mountain Bike, and authored The Traveling Cyclist: 20 Worldwide Tours of Discovery (1991) and Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100 (2005), an athletic longevity plan for cyclists.
Carl Foster Ph.D., FACSM is the former president of the American College of Sports Medicine. He is a professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and director of the Human Performance Laboratory at UW-L. Foster is a former associate editor-in-chief of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and a co-editor of ACSM\u2019s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines. His distinguished professional career and accomplishments have produced over 250 scientific papers, book chapters, and longer works.
Sally Edwards is a former Master's World Record holder in the Ironman Triathlon, a 1984 Olympic Marathoner Trials Finisher as well as a World Record Holder in the Iditashoe 100-Mile Snowshoe Race. She has competed in some of the hardest races on the planet, including the Western States 100-Mile Run which she won. A leader in the field of fitness training, Sally holds a master's in Exercise Physiology and is the creator and CEO of the Heart Zones Training System which uses heart rate data and cardiac training ranges to enhance athletic performance. A founder of the sport of triathlon (and a Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee), most of Sally's recent races have been performed in her role as the National Spokeswoman for the Danskin Triathlon Series.
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Top Customer Reviews
"Be a Better Runner" will surely get you up and running!
I strongly recommend
That being said, I found the heart rate sections helpful for my own benefit and I have been training with it since. As another reviewer pointed out, some of the charts do not match-up or are inconsistent with the text, but the general idea is there.
As useful as it was for me, I really was hoping to find something definitive for my wife to continue running during pregnancy, and despite claims, this was not that book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A lot of repetition but quite good. It clarified a lot of info for me and really underscored the things I need to do to take my running to the next level.Published on November 24, 2012 by Michael
My son will be starting cross country this fall and track this coming spring so I bought this for him for pointers. Thanks!Published on June 16, 2012 by Claudia J. Frier
I tried all the technics and it really helped me. A must have ebook for all runners and all the guys that want to improve fitness.Published on January 27, 2012 by Paulo Baffa
Once again, Sally Edwards brings the best of current training techniques to the public. She has taken the latest in training, coupled it with three decades of experience finishing... Read morePublished on April 15, 2011 by Chuck Cali
The heart rate zone notion is appealing and the author's credentials impeccable but the book is full of inconsistencies and is poorly edited with the graphic depictions of foot... Read morePublished on April 10, 2011 by 5minperk