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101 Developmental Concepts & Workouts for Cross Country Runners

Jason Karp

101 Developmental Concepts & Workouts for Cross Country Runners provides sound training advice for runners of all levels. Divided into two parts; Part 1 presents 30 training concepts to help guide the cross country runner and coach. These concepts lay the groundwork for the 71 workouts included in Part 2, which include variations and coaching points where appropriate. In this book, Dr. Karp has done a fantastic job of connecting the research with the practical application for cross country runners, explaining the basics of the science of distance running in a language that everyone can understand.

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Better Training for Distance Runners

David Martin

Better Training for Distance Runners provides a prescription for success for today`s competitive distance runners and their coaches. The book combines recent research, sound training principles, and proven program strategies to improve performance in events ranging from the 800-meters to the marathon.

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High-Performance Training for Track and Field

Bill Bowerman, Bill Freeman

High-Performance Training for Track and Field by legendary coaches and authors Bill Bowerman and Bill Freeman is a step-by-step guide for teacher-coaches at all levels. Coaches in their first years will find it to be a model for success, and experienced coaches will find its systematic analyses of training methods an invaluable addition to their own expertise. This book adds the theoretical bases that underlie training, summarizing what researchers know about training and competition and discussing the most advanced, scientifically monitored, foreign endurance training system in the world today. It tells, briefly and simply, what you need to know about periodization in training, overload theory, and the effects of nutrition and psychology on today s training. The training patterns reflect the very latest scientific training methods. Chapters include: The Essentials of Scientific Training, The Oregon School of Running, Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays, The Jumps, The Throws, The All-Around Athlete, and Directing Track and Field Programs.

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High-Performance Training for Track and Field

William J. Bowerman, William H. Freeman

This book includes training schedules for 15 events that can be adapted for any athlete, regardless of age, sex, or level. Part I, Foundations for the Training Program, presents the basics of sport training and conditioning, designing training programmes, the Oregon training schedule sheets, and testing team candidates. Part II, The Training Programs, includes these events: short sprints and relays, long sprint (400 metres), high hurdles, intermediate hurdles, middle distances (800 and 1500 metres and the mile), longer distances (cross country, steeplechase, 5000 metres and longer), high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw, hammer throw, and combined events.

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Training for Young Distance Runners

Larry Greene, Russ Pate

Race your best this season with science-based training specifically geared for teenage runners. Your performance will soar when you follow the proven guidelines on designing customized daily, weekly, and seasonal programs.

Running experts Larry Greene and Russ Pate combine the latest research with what works in the most successful high school and college programs throughout the country. You'll learn how to optimize performance through tempo running, interval training, technique drills, circuit and weight training, and flexibility exercises. And you'll gain a competitive advantage by applying guidelines for choosing the best foods and nutritional supplements, developing mental fitness, and preventing injuries.

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Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Track & Field

Rob Price

The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Track and Field is the most comprehensive and up-to-date track and field-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of over 80 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round track and field-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. Athletes of all events, from sprinting to shot put, have used and benefited from the information in this text.
No other track and field book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book will have all types of track & field athletes increasing speed, flexibility, power, strength, and endurance unlike any book before it. No longer will you find yourself becoming tired at the end of an event or losing distance on javelin or discus throws due to fatigue. By following this program you will eclipse your previous records and eliminate unnecessary injuries.

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Ultra Marathon Training

Wolfgang Olbrich

The main section of the book gives fun runners and ambitious runners alike a knowledgeable introduction, enabling them to draw up a structured training plan for the ultra distances. Runners are provided with plans for 50km 100km, 24hr and 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.
The book ends with tips on equipment, a bibliography and useful internet links.

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Winning Running: Successful 800m & 1500m Racing and Training

Peter Coe, Sir Roger Bannister

Sustained success over years at the top of international competition does not come easily in track athletics, and some distances in particular demand higher commitment and total body fitness of the athlete. This is just one of the many aspects assessed in this informative and important new book by Peter Coe, the coach behind his son's success in nine World Records and three World Bests. The 800 and 1500m events are analyzed in detail to provide an understanding of what is required to race and win. All vital components of event training are included from fitness testing, mental conditioning, and multi-pace training to post-event analysis. For anyone involved in coaching middle distance running, this book will help separate the winners from the losers and develop the conditions for successful running.

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