“Roy Benson has more specific coaching experience for every age and competitive level than anyone I know. Combining that practical knowledge with the scientific expertise of Declan Connolly, this book is an unparalleled guide to maximizing your training using a heart rate monitor, providing both the how and why for each element, and putting it all together in an accessible, easy-to-apply package.”
Jonathan Beverly -- Editor in Chief, Running Times
"Heart Rate Training offers unparalleled exercises and advice for athletes of every sport, every level, and every age."
Alex Krebs -- Eastern Development and Competitions Manager, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association
“In Heart Rate Training, Benson and Connolly show you how to interpret and apply your heart rate data into a practical science-based training program that provides results.”
Malachy McHugh, PhD -- Director of Research, Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma
Roy T. Benson, MPE, CFI, is an exercise scientist and distance-running coach. He has run competitively for more than 40 years, and he has coached professionally for 46 years for military, club, university, and high school teams. From 1993 to 2008, his boys’ and girls’ cross country teams at Marist High School in Atlanta, Georgia, won a total of 16 state championships and his cross country and track runners won 21 individual state titles. Benson is also the owner and president of Running, Ltd., a company that has been operating Nike-sponsored summer camps for both adult and high school runners since 1972.
Benson has been a consultant about heart rate training for both Polar and Nike and has written three books for runners on the subject. He also serves as a special contributor to Running Times magazine and has been a contributing editor for Running Journal magazine. His booklet Precision Running, published by Polar Electro, has sold over 200,000 copies and has been translated into seven languages. Sales of Coach Benson’s Secret Workouts book have reached more than 7,000. Benson lives on Amelia Island, Florida.
Dr. Declan Connolly, FACSM, CSCS, is a professor and exercise physiologist at the University of Vermont where he is also director of the Human Performance Laboratory. He consults to numerous sports organizations including the National Hockey League, the National Football League, U.S. Rowing, and U.S. Skiing and has served as a consultant to the International Olympic Committee on several occasions. In addition to more than 300 publications in scientific journals, his work is widely quoted in the popular media, including stories in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, London Times, Runner’s World, Prevention, Health, and Self. His work appears on more than 24,000 Web sites and has been the subject of news stories on Fox, BBC, CBS, and numerous other TV and radio networks.
Connolly is a lifelong exerciser and athlete, boasting several national cycling championships as a school boy in his native Ireland. More recently he has turned his focus to triathlon and Ironman competitions. Connolly lives in Burlington, Vermont.
Brilliant, from a technical point of view. Gives good explanations of the physiology behind heart rate training. A must if you are serious about proper training.Published 3 months ago by Jaco Parsons
Very good presentation of the subject. Training plans are easy to follow and understand. My results have been good.Published 5 months ago by Ron Rains
Excellent book written with both the beginner and seasoned athlete in mind. Great information including chapters for specific sports/activities. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rider
Very helpful in understanding what I need to know to make the most of my workouts.Published 6 months ago by P. Caskey
This book has helped me run faster and recover more quickly from my workouts. I learned a great deal about my older body and what it needs to recover, as well as how slow I really... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Wisconsin Guy
Lovely book. The book explains very well how to use your heart rate to train for any endurance activity. Read morePublished 7 months ago by zoheb
Valuable theory but it is very lengthy text explaining extensível and some repetitious topics.
It took me long before getting to some good practices. Read more
I wish Roy Benson would be my daughter's personal coach. I believe his methods work, period.Published 7 months ago by Meg Zebulon