Renowned running authority, coach, and best-selling author Pete Pfitzinger teams with Philip Latter, senior writer for Running Times, in this must-have training guide for the most popular race distances, including the 5K, 10K, and half marathon.
Faster Road Racing: 5K to Half Marathon presents easy-to-follow programs proven to give you an edge in your next race. You’ll discover detailed plans for race-specific distances as well as expert advice on balancing training and recovery, cross-training, nutrition, tapering, and training over age 40. And for serious runners who compete in numerous races throughout the year, Pfitzinger’s multi-race, multi-distance training plans are invaluable.
Faster Road Racing is your all-inclusive resource on running your fastest at distances of 5K, 8K to 10K, 15K to 10 miles, and the half marathon.
Serious runners, mostly at the intermediate to advanced levels, who race the most popular events from the 5K to half marathon. Also running coaches.
Table of Contents
Part I: Training Components
Chapter 1 Elements of Training
Chapter 2 Balancing Training and Recovery
Chapter 3 Supplementary Training
Chapter 4 The Well-Fed Runner’s Diet
Chapter 5 Considerations for Masters Runners
Chapter 6 Tapering for Peak Performance
Part II: Training for Peak Performance
Chapter 7 Following the Schedules
Chapter 8 Base Training
Chapter 9 Training for 5K Races
Chapter 10 Training for 8K to 10K Races
Chapter 11 Training for 15K and 10-Mile Races
Chapter 12 Training for the Half Marathon
Chapter 13 Training for Multiple Race Distances
“If you want to train for road races with equal parts ambition and intelligence, this is your book.”
Scott Douglas-- Senior Content Editor, Runner’s World
“Serious runners have been relying on Pete Pfitzinger since the 1990s for practical training and racing advice. In Faster Road Racing, Pfitzinger and Phil Latter draw on science, elite examples, and personal experiences as runners and coaches to provide everything runners need to take their racing to a new level.”
Jonathan Beverly-- Editor in Chief, Running Times