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Training Essentials for Ultrarunning: How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance Paperback – May 1, 2016
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“Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is a breakthrough work that brings together sound scientific principles and years of coaching experience to create the definitive training manual of our time.” ― Dean Karnazes, ultrarunner and author of Ultramarathon Man
“Jason Koop masterfully communicates complex science in a way that everyone can understand. So if you’re looking for a technical guide to ultras, look no further than Training Essentials for Ultrarunning.” – Bryon Powell, founder of iRunFar.com and author of Relentless Forward Progress
“The best training manual ever written for our sport…Never before has the science of running ultra distances been evaluated and explored in the way that Koop does it in this book…This book may revolutionize how we train for and race long distances…In a word, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is brilliant.” ― Ultrarunning magazine
“Jason Koop is one of ultrarunning’s most successful coaches.” ― TrailRunner magazine
“Follow the principles Koop outlines and you will not only run your ultra, but own it as well.” ― American Trail Running Association
“Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is a look inside the mind of the guy responsible for getting the world’s best ultrarunners to the podium.” ― Outside
“A scientific and performance-oriented approach to ultra training and racing… Invaluable for any level of running.” ― Competitor
“Many ultrarunners don’t train with a coach [because] most coaches have not raced 100 miles. Not so for Koop, who is an ultramarathon vet and understands what it takes to succeed.” ― Elevation Outdoors
“Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is best for intermediate to advanced ultrarunners looking for science-driven information and in-depth explanations of training concepts.” ― TrailRunner magazine
“Everyone has an inexhaustible well of grit, guts, and determination, but great training helps, too. If you want to come to Leadville and succeed, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is a book you need to read.” – Ken Chlouber, founder of the Leadville Trail 100 Run
“Having Jason Koop as a coach has been exactly what I needed in order to train properly both physically and mentally.” – Kaci Lickteig, professional ultrarunner
“Jason Koop ended up being the most important component of my 50/50.” ― Dean Karnazes, ultrarunner and author of Ultramarathon Man
“Having Koop as my coach has simplified and amplified my training to new heights.” – Timothy Olson, professional ultrarunner and Western States 100 course record holder
“Jason has helped me to be the best athlete I can be, which has often involved mental and emotional training as much as physical. I’m pretty much a wreck without him.” – Dakota Jones, professional ultrarunner
“Coach Koop is quietly one of the most influential people in the sport of ultrarunning.” – Dylan Bowman, The North Face athlete, 3x Top Ten Finisher at Western States
“One of the preeminent ultrarunning coaches globally…Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is Koop’s offering to those beginning in the sport and those who’ve completed countless ultras the distillation of his philosophy and approach to ultrarunning training and race preparation.” ― Impact magazine
“I have been waiting a long time for a book like Jason Koop’s excellent new release, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning. Koop fills a gap in the literature with this comprehensive resource for high-performance ultrarunning, written for serious ultrarunners and coaches.” ― Sarah Lavender Smith, The Runner’s Trip
“Every once in a while a training book is published that stands out as a likely candidate to become a classic. Jason Koop and Jim Rutberg have done just this…Training Essentials for Ultrarunning will take a place next to other classics like Lore of Running, Daniels Running Formula, and Hansons Marathon Method as the “go-to” book for ultrarunning training...It’s a valuable and comprehensive guide that represents a landmark in the unique and quirky realities of training for ultrarunning.” ― It’s All About the Vertical
“Coach Koop details how to strategically prioritize preparation for ultras, without being distracted by popular physiological manipulation that leads to marginal performance gains. Coach Koop focuses on metrics the athlete has control over as an ultra runner, with the ultimate goal of the athlete embracing the culture of what it means to be an ultra runner.” – Holden S-H. MacRae, PhD, Professor of Sports Medicine, Pepperdine University and High Performance Physiologist for Red Bull
A speed revolution is coming to ultrarunning. Jason Koop, coach to elite ultrarunners, reveals his highly effective method of training for ultramarathon.
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Jason gives you science behind everything and it would appeal to anyone with scientific background but sometimes can get tiresome.
I don’t know about veterans but as a newbie I found this book to be a perfect starting point for ultra running. Highly recommended!