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Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes (Workouts in a Binder) Spiral-bound – April 1, 2009

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"Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes is a modern book for the modern athlete, combining great insight, quality, and practical value." -- Tim Noakes, OMS, MD, DSc, bestselling author of The Lore of Running

"Whether you are a novice runner training for a 5km race or an Ironman hoping to qualify for Kona, Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes provides an easy-to-follow, proven method for reaching your goals." -- Samantha McGlone, 2004 Olympian and 2006 Ironman 70.3 World Champion

"Bobby's approach to running took my running to the next level, helping me become the #1 ranked triathlete in the world for 2 years. If you care about running fast, this book has answers. " -- Barb Lindquist, 2004 Olympian and former #1-ranked triathlete

"Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes consolidates much of Bobby's great wisdom and vast experience as a running and multi-sport coach into an easy to use tool for athletes and coaches alike. "
--Scott Schnitzspahn, USA Triathlon Sport Performance Director and 2008 Olympic Triathlon Team Leader

"Solid plans by knowledgeable coaches." --Jonathan Beverly, editor of Running Times magazine

"Since I started working with Bobby McGee in 2005, he has greatly improved my running technique by introducing me to a variety of drills. Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes has helped me to develop a mix of speed, endurance, and strength in my running. I love the mix of fresh, new workouts. The book is very user-friendly and can be a tool whether you want to train for a 5K or an Ironman. From elites to beginners, this book has all the answers! " -- Sarah Haskins Kortuem, 2008 Olympian and ITU World Championship silver medalist

"Runners won't find a more qualified team of coaches than Bobby McGee and Mark Plaatjes. Readers won't find practical advice in a more readable format than Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes."-- Joe Henderson, former chief editor of Runner's World, contributor to Marathon & Beyond, and author

"Bobby McGee has few peers when it comes to coaching the entire gamut of endurance sports athletes, from gold medalist marathoners to world-class triathletes to recreational runners." -- Michael Sandrock, author of Running Tough and Running with the Legends

"Bobby McGee is one of the top 10 coaches working with runners today. So chuck those soiled socks and empty PowerBar wrappers in your gym-bag, and make space for Run Workouts. You'll be only a page away from your next best workout." -- Rich Benyo, Marathon & Beyond magazine

"With abundant information and a smart design, Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes is easy to use. This reference book has no fluff whatsoever, only straight information presented on sweat-proof pages in a very compact package." -- Triathlon Magazine Canada

"Run Workouts is a useful guide for race training and for new ideas to add some variety to your routine." -- Canadian Running magazine

"Run Workouts is easy to understand and the small, sweat-proof design lets you haul it to the track without fear of destroying it." -- Competitor magazine"Very comprehensive, efficient, and convenient. This book adds value to any athlete's bookshelf." -- USA Triathlon Life magazine

 

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"Whether you are a novice runner training for a 5km race or an Ironman hoping to qualify for Kona, Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes provides an easy-to-follow, proven method for reaching your goals."
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Product Details

  • Series: Workouts in a Binder
  • Spiral-bound: 188 pages
  • Publisher: VeloPress; Spi edition (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934030333
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934030332
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.3 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #701,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I do sprint triathlons and running has always been my weakest leg because I've never used a structured run training plan. My 5K time in a sprint tri has been around 30 min. (pretty darn slow). I incorporated Bobby's 5K running plan from Run Workouts into my sprint triathlon plan about two months ago. The structured training, its gradual progression of volume and intensity, and the variety of workouts have kept me motivated and working hard. No more "run twice around the park" for me; I'm actually doing interesting, productive workouts.

And so far I've dropped 7 minutes off my 5K time! That kind of time should result in big gains on race day.
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I had the great pleasure to work with Bobby prior to the 2008 Olympics,and was loking forward to this book. It did not disappoint. As a coach, I am always looking for new ways to improve the performance of my athletes. Run Workouts gave me new ideas and training progressions for all types of run training.

This book should be on the shelf of every coach and self coached athlete.
Tim Crowley
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I ordered this book because I do triathlons and running is my weak point. While planning out the upcoming season, I found plans that said to work on speed or endurance, but either had limited examples of workouts to meet those needs or none at all. I got this book hoping that it would fill in those blanks and provide me good workouts that would keep me engaged. I must say that it hasn't failed. I have improved my times and feel like a better runner.

Not only does he have plans for different run distances, he also has plans for different distance triathlons. The plans are easy to follow, but most importantly the workouts are easy to follow. I always played sports and never ran track so I was out of the loop on what the basic exercises were for running. He describes those and makes the workouts clear. Your job with this book is to just follow the plan you chose.
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I'm planning on running my 4th marathon this November and wanted to find something that I could use to help with speed. My first marathon was the first running race I ever did, so the first couple ones I did were really just to finish. After using Hal Higdon's training app to knock nearly an hour off my original time, decided my next one I would focus on speed work. That's just what this book offers. It has great workouts for every race from a 5K to an Ironman and very easy to follow plans. It's definitely not for beginners but anybody that wants to gain speed should check out this book.
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This book is not for the faint of heart, yet it is. The plans are detailed and complex, but do not dictate what pace you need to run. I like that it shooots for time versus distance and allows you to build your strength and endurance. If you follow the plans, you will see improvements. The only downside is the constant back and forth of finding the actual workouts. Other than that, I loved the book, the plans and the results.
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If you aren't able to be coached by Bobby McGee personally, then this is the next best thing. His methods are highly scientific and tested. This handbook is so complete & well-designed that it is accessible to all runners. He has generously 'given away the store' so that we can all benefit! A must-buy!
PD Wild,
Boulder, CO
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Well written and easy to follow. I love that Bobby McGee placed the workouts in a terrific waterproof binder pages. I know I look like a sports geek when I take this book to the track with me, but it is worth it. I love how the book covers different levels. For running, I use the basic level and for triathlons the intermediate level. I feel challenged, like having a plan and can see incremental improvement in my performance.
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A little daunting at first to learn all the acronyms and abbreviations for workouts, but once I got the hang of it the workouts have been really great – a whole new level of detailed drills a hobbyist runner like me hadn't tried before. Have been using this to train for my 3rd marathon and think that while my overall mileage is lower than usual this is a better way to train, much less injury.
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