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How much power does your human engine have? How much power do you need for running in different conditions? How can you optimize your training and racing performance? How can you use power meters to improve your results? What are the ultimate limits of human performance? The Secret of Running answers all of these questions. All factors determining the performance in running (from 800 meter race to marathon) are explained step by step: training, nutrition, body weight, running form, wind, hills, temperature, running gear, power meters and much more. Written in a crystal-clear and lively style, The Secret of Running carries a wealth of information for every ambitious runner.
More than 30 chapters cover everything from choosing the right shoes and best trails to injury prevention, injury troubleshooting, diet, improving speed, mental training, and much more. Beginners and seasoned runners will appreciate the section on Jeff’s Run-Walk-Run® method. Advanced runners can use a specialized training program which will help them against overtraining, injuries, and other calamities you can encounter during intense training sessions. Trail Running covers a wide range of trail running equipment too. If you want to jumpstart your trail run, or just incorporate trail running into your regular schedule this is your complete guide.
Ultra Marathon Training offers training plans, mental training, and nutritional advice; all the information an ultra marathoner needs to know. The main section of the book gives fun runners and ambitious runners alike a knowledgeable introduction. It enables them to draw up a structured training plan for the ultra distances. Runners are provided with plans for 50km 100km, 24hr. They are also given plans for multi-day races and shown how to achieve these performances. They are shown that the training required is also possible for interested Marathon runners, and is not so very different from good Marathon training. They are given information on correct nutrition, orthopedic problems, typical injuries and even mental training, thus providing an optimal preparation for successful ultra running.
Author and ultramarathon mother of four young children, Holly Zimmermann, shares condemning, yet humorous, comments and endeavors to take on some of the world’s most difficult and dangerous foot races in this inspiring book, Ultramarathon Mom. A grueling 257-kilometer ultramarathon through the Sahara Desert, written in a daily journal-style format, is the core of the story. She interspersed her tales between the adventures in the Sahara and other races always filled with interesting events. One time, two bombs went off before her eyes at the Boston Marathon.