Run faster and longer with less effort than ever before! Putting in the miles is only one part of the training equation. You can become a much stronger overall runner by improving leg turnover, efficiency, body alignment, muscle balance, and running-specific muscle strength, and by finding your most effective range of motion.
Expert coaches and runners show you how to assess what you need and implement these training methods into your current program. And if you’re returning from injury, you can bounce back stronger and faster than ever before.
Make your base miles pay off by improving your efficiency and economy. With Run Strong you’ll maximize your current fitness level and see results at the very next race!
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Improving Stride Mechanics, Jack Youngren
Chapter 2. Creating Leg Turnover and Raw Speed, Greg McMillan
Chapter 3. Devising an Efficient Training Plan, Joe Rubio
Chapter 4. Stretching Your Range of Motion, Mark Elliott
Chapter 5. Gaining Ground Through Upper-Body Strength, Michael Leveritt
Chapter 6. Boosting Economy Through Lower-Body Strength, Colleen Glyde Julian
Chapter 7. Aligning and Balancing the Body, Chris Chorak
Chapter 8. Fortifying and Supplementing Your Energy Levels, Kyle Heffner
Chapter 9. Revving the Cardiovascular Engine, John Kellogg
Chapter 10. Peaking for a Key Race, Gwyn Coogan and Mark Coogan
Chapter 11. Making Your Recovery Count, Pete Pfitzinger
Chapter 12. Retaining Fitness While Recovering From Injury, Scott Douglas
"Run Strong is unlike anything else on the running shelf for improving performance. This book shows runners how to train to become faster, stronger, and more efficient."
2003 USA World Championship Marathon team member
Top American finisher of 2002 Boston Marathon
"The varied topics in Run Strong, ranging from training principles to nutritional advice to prerace strategies, are thoroughly explored but easily digested. Beck has done an exemplary job of assembling the ideas and wisdom of experienced and esteemed authors."
Head cross country coach, Smith College
"Comprehensive and entertaining, this book unlocks the secrets to running your personal best!"
2004 US Olympic team member, 2002 USA Marathon champion