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The Science of Running: How to find your limit and train to maximize your performance Paperback – February 17, 2014

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Editorial Reviews


"The Science of Running sets the new standard for training theory and physiological data. Every veteran and beginner distance coach needs to have this on their book shelf."
-Alan Webb American Record Holder-Mile 3:46.91

"For anyone serious about running, The Science of Running offers the latest information and research for optimizing not only your understanding of training but also your performance. If you want to delve deeper into the world of running and training, this book is for you. You will never look at running the same."

 -Jackie Areson, 15th at the 2013 World Championships. 15:12 5k

"This is a training book that will be a constant reference for me even though I am no longer coaching endurance athlete's day to day, it will be there because the ideas on training are so sensible and applicable across all the whole spectrum of physical performance. This is the best book on coaching running I have seen in quite sometime."

-Vern Gambetta, Author of "Athletic Development", former director of conditioning for the Chicago White Sox

About the Author

Steve Magness is a coach to some of the top distance runners in the world, having coached numerous athletes to top 15 at the World Championships and Olympic Games. As well as having 6 athletes finish in the Top 10 at World Marathon Majors (New York City, Boston, Chicago Marathon). He currently coaches at the University of Houston. Known widely for his integration of science and practice, Magness has been on the forefront of innovation in sport. He serves as an adjunct professor of Strength and Conditioning at St. Mary's University and has been a featured expert in Runner's World, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The BBC, The Wall Street Journal, and ESPN The Magazine. In addition, his first book, The Science of Running, was published in 2014, and his second book, Peak Performance, is out in June, 2017. In his own running, Magness ran a 4:01 mile in High School. He lives in Houston, Tx.

Additionally, he maintains the popular running website ScienceofRunning.com

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.8 pounds
  • Paperback : 344 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0615942946
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0615942940
  • Product Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.78 x 11 inches
  • Publisher : Origin Press; 1st Edition (February 17, 2014)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 225 ratings
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