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The Competitive Runner's Handbook: The Bestselling Guide to Running 5Ks through Marathons Paperback – April 1, 1999
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I used to do my daily runs at the same pace, and train without a plan. Last year I started training using the concepts explained in this book (speedwork, hills, long run distances), and I have been able to cut 13 minutes off of my half marathon time in less than 8 months.Read more ›
Returning to racing after some fifteen years of basic jogging, I needed a book that took my knowledge seriously. Glover and camp give hard-core, nuts and bolts info. They've provided for the various levels of fitness. I'm not going to run my high schools times first time out, but what happens when I get my speed down? It is in here. Solid how-to, without the fluff of running psychobabble.
Run a 10K? Wanna know how byou might do in a 20K? In a half-marathon? Charts galore. How 'bout intervals and tempo workouts. Marathon training tips? 5K tips? Got 'em!
The beauty of this book.. and the fundmental reason I recommend it, is because the base of info and guidance here is fantastic.
equipment, nutrition, and crosstraining for everything
from running the 5K race to the marathon. The language
is very simple to understand, and provides useful
charts with regards to times in age-class groups, and
how they would rank in a field of runners, from your
back of the pack runners to your elite runner. It also
accounts for clothing, warming up, cooling down,
and everything imaginable related to running. If you
don't have a coach, or can't afford one, this is
probably your best alternative in terms of learning
how to train effectively and properly. Bob and
Shelley-Lynn really know what they are talking about,
and even the seasoned veterans might find it useful.
I have been running off and on since 1983, but I
didn't have any real ideas of how to train and eat
right until I read this book with regards to
competitive running. This book is highly recommended
if you intend to race competively in the 5K, 10K,
1/2 marathon and/or marathon. This should be your
Running Bible. If you haven't ran in a while, I
suggest consult your family physician before you
begin training, especially if you're really out
of shape, overweight, and a smoker or drinker.
It's probably best to use it as a reference guide
if you don't have the time to read through all
the book at once.
This book is
broken down into sections and chapters as follows:
Introduction: Challenge of Competitive Running
PART I: Basic Training
1. Categories of Basic Runners
2. Key Ingredients to Succesful Racing
3. Basic Training Principles
4. The Warm-Up and Cool-Down
5. Training Pace
6.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book. I wore out my first one and had to replace it.Published 4 months ago by Jeanette P. Gano
Even though I am just a casual runner, there was a lot of info in this book to help me understand the impact of running my my body and how to be a better runner even if I have no... Read morePublished 5 months ago by E. Summers
Best running book i have read so far. Used it for my Marathon Training and couldn't have accomplished my goals without it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ralph R.
Except for world class runners, this is an excellent training book for any runner, at any level. It gives great training schedules, teaches proper running form and will predict... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is amazing, it literally covers anything you can think about running, it’s a must have for everyone that wants to call his or her self a runner.Published 13 months ago by Andreas Michaelides
A great read and reference. I had the original version back in the 80s and this revised edition just builds on what was a highly informative book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Martin Bigmore
Great book for new and seasoned runners! I pull it out several times a year as I train for various events.Published 17 months ago by Melissa Golba