Millions of runners use speed and distance devices, and serious participants know that the right technology can provide an edge over the competition. The Runner's Edge unlocks the mystery and potential of these devices, so athletes can use digital running technology to reach new levels and personal best times.
In The Runner's Edge, coach and speed and distance device pioneer Stephen J. McGregor, PhD, teams up with well-known Runner’s World and Triathlete writer Matt Fitzgerald to demonstrate how runners can make the most of their abilities by using the latest running technology for optimal performance management. They introduce a three-step plan for using technology capabilities to monitor, analyze, and plan training for peak performance while avoiding overtraining and minimizing injuries.
The Runner's Edge also includes sample training plans and periodization guidelines—scalable to various fitness levels—for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon runners. A special chapter for triathletes explains how to integrate swim, bike, and run training within a unified performance management system. The book also features special sections providing the perspectives of well-known coaches and experts, including Joe Friel, author of The Triathletes Training Bible, and Hal Higdon, Runner’s World columnist and author.
Complete with a consumer guide for selecting distance and speed devices and training software, The Runner's Edge is the comprehensive resource for the cutting-edge runner.
Chapter 1: Gaining the Technological Advantage
Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Technology
Chapter 3: Managing Performance for Optimal Results
Chapter 4: Monitoring Training for Pace-Perfect Workouts
Chapter 5: Analyzing Data for Balanced Training
Chapter 6: Planning for More Productive Training
Chapter 7: Mastering Periodization for Peak Performance
Chapter 8: Building Training Plans on Race Goals
Chapter 9: Developing In-Race Strategies for Faster TimesChapter 10: Using Technology for Triathlon Success
"Stephen McGregor and Matt Fitzgerald are masters of the science and technology of training. By following their expert guidance in The Runner’s Edge, you will become a better runner."
Joe Friel, MSc
“In The Runner's Edge, Matt and Stephen do a terrific job explaining technology and showing you how to incorporate it into your daily workouts and training. A must-read for those looking to improve their performance."
Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man
"Precise measurement is the silver bullet of training when running for peak fitness.The Runner's Edge helps even the most techno-phobic athlete learn how to use the tools available to secure this edge."
T.J. Murphy, Editor in Chief of Inside Triathlon
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