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"Runner's World" The Cutting Edge Runner

"Runner's World" The Cutting Edge Runner

Paperback Runners World

By (author) Matt Fitzgerald

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  • Publisher: RODALE PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 18mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 26 August 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Pennsylvania
  • ISBN 10: 1594860912
  • ISBN 13: 9781594860911
  • Illustrations note: 40 b&w photographs
  • Sales rank: 346,523

Product description

The science and technology of running have evolved dramatically in the past 20 years. This all-inclusive resource - based on the author's own high-level running and coaching experience and his interviews with dozens of other top runner's and coaches - is an indispensable tool for runners who hope to perform at the very best of their ability. "The Cutting Edge Runner" provides: a comprehensive overview of how the best competitive runners train today - covering such topics as periodisation, physiological testing, group training, techniques work, cross-training, recovery techniques, and individual customisation and a complete "menu" of workouts for milers to marathoners. Whether he is explaining how to use hypoxic conditioning to increase oxygen consumption capacity, telling how to prepare for the mental challenge of racing, or detailing what the latest science has to say about the pros, cons, and proper usage of more than 15 nutritional supplements and drugs, Matt Fitzgerald goes straight to the most authoritative sources and provides practical ways for the average runner to adapt methods and tools used by top runners to their own running programme.

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MATT FITZGERALD, runner, triathlete, and coach, is a former editor and current contributor for Triathlete magazine. He writes articles for such national publications as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Outside, Fitness Runner, and the Runner's World Web site, and serves as managing editor of the sports nutrition Web site, Pioneering Muscles.