The Running Times Guide to Breakthrough Running

The Running Times Guide to Breakthrough Running


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Breakthroughs in running can take many forms. For some, it's racing to a new personal record. For others, it means getting back into shape after a layoff or an injury. But for all committed runners, making a personal breakthrough is one of the most rewarding experiences in the sport.

The Running Times Guide to Breakthrough Running is a one-of-a-kind collection of many of the world's top running experts who provide their advice and insights so you can make your own personal breakthroughs. Inside you'll find instruction on every aspect of training, racing, and recovering to help you run faster, longer, and stronger-all while enjoying your runs like never before.

Programs and workouts are included, which you can customize to break through your performance plateaus, plus injury prevention strategies, specific guidelines for nutrition and hydration, and much more. No matter what your running goals are, turn to the expert advice in The Running Times Guide to Breakthrough Running to achieve a new level in your performance.

About the Author:
Running Times magazine is the premier resource for dedicated runners. It offers cutting-edge advice on all facets of running, including training, nutrition, equipment, and sports medicine. It also provides comprehensive race results and listings of upcoming events. With a circulation of over 65,000, Running Times also offers insightful profiles of top athletes and intelligent and witty commentary on the sport, making it a rewarding, inspirational resource to every runner or athlete.

Editor in Chief Gordon Bakoulis is an elite athlete, coach, and publishing professional. For over 16 years she has held editorial positions forsuch popular magazines as Woman's Day, Glamour, Health, Ms., Working Woman, and Fitness Swimmer, and has been a frequent contributor to many other sports and outdoor publications as a freelancer. She is the author of two books, How to Train for and Run Your Best Marathon (1993) and Cross-Training (1992). In addition to being an Olympic trials qualifier and a member of the Moving Comfort Racing Team, she has coached scores of runners and chaired the Road Runners Club of America Women's Distance Committee. Bakoulis resides in New York City.

Contributing editor Candace Karu is a writer and motivational speaker who lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Formerly an advertising and public relations executive, Karu is now creative director of Running Times magazine. She also conducts workshops and seminars on physical and mental fitness. A dedicated mid-pack runner, Karu is a veteran of 16 marathons. She is currently working with Dr. Andy Palmer on a book project titled The Mind Is the Athlete.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736002172
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/1900
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.04(w) x 10.01(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Breakthrough Training
Chapter 1. Creating Your Training Mindset, Gordon Bakoulis and Candace Karu
Chapter 2. Improving Your Biomechanics, Roy Benson
Chapter 3. Gearing Up for Training, Teresa Gibreal
Chapter 4. Choosing Your Training Shoes, Kirk Rosenbach and Gregory Sheats
Chapter 5. Periodizing Training for Peak Performance, Tudor O. Bompa and Michael Carrera
Chapter 6. Building Your Base, Mark Conover
Chapter 7. Endurance Training, Richard Benyo
Chapter 8. Lactate-Threshold Training, Pete Pfitzinger
Chapter 9. Maximizing Your Speed, Brooks Johnson
Chapter 10. Building Strength With Resistance Training, Stephen Anderson
Chapter 11. Developing Your Flexibility, Heather C. Liston
Chapter 12. Cross-Training, Gordon Bakoulis
Chapter 13. Eating to Train, Suzanne Girard Eberle
Chapter 14. Training at Altitude, Pete Pfitzinger

Part II: Breakthrough Racing
Chapter 15. The Racer in You, Gordon Bakoulis
Chapter 16. Preparing for Your Race Distance, Jonathan Beverly
Chapter 17. Suiting Up to Race, Teresa Gibreal
Chapter 18. Selecting the Right Racing Flat, Kirk Rosenbach and Gregory Sheats
Chapter 19. The Art of Peaking, Tom Fleming
Chapter 20. Preparing to Race, Jim Hage
Chapter 21. Sharpening Your Racing Mindset, Andy Palmer
Chapter 22. Planning Your Racing Tactics, Randy Accetta
Chapter 23. Fueling Your Body for Racing, Jackie Berning
Chapter 24. Drug Use and Racing, Jim Ferstle

Part III: Breakthrough Recovery
Chapter 25. The Need for Rest and Recovery, Anne Audain
Chapter 26. Reducing Your Injury Risk, Amol Saxena
Chapter 27. Building Rest Into Your Training,John W. Baird
Chapter 28. Restoring and Resting Your Body, Linda Jaros-Osga and Rex Baird
Chapter 29. Balancing Your Energies, Joan Benoit Samuelson

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