Runner's Edge, The
Elite runners have long relied on technology to analyze performance, maximize training, and challenge the competitive boundaries of the sport. Serious runners long sought the same advantages only to be confronted with a costly and complicated process. Not any longer. Now, The Runner's Edge is yours.
The Runner's Edge takes you inside tech-based training, from the assortment of speed and distance devices available to the advantages of tracking and analyzing your results with the latest software. With the most current research in sport and science, you'll learn to leverage technology for more productive workouts and faster times.
Written by scientist, coach, and training pioneer Stephen J. McGregor, PhD, and best-selling author and running expert Matt Fitzgerald, The Runner's Edge provides new insights into technology-based training. In this one-of-a-kind work, you'll learn these skills:
-Determine pace targets for all of your workouts.
-Define optimal weekly and long-term training loads.
-Identify and address strengths and weaknesses in your running fitness.
-Recognize periods of overreaching resulting in illness or overtraining.
-Identify plateaus to ensure progressive training.
-Taper your program to peak for optimal performance.
Complete with a consumer buying guide, sample programs from 5K to marathon, guidelines for using technology on race day, and triathlon-specific strategies, The Runner's Edge will revolutionize your running regimen. Experience the power of technology-based training, and step up to elite-level performance.
Table of Contents
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 Times
Chapter 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
Training Bible Coaching
“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."
Editor in Chief of Inside Triathlon
ExcerptsControlling your pace during races
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Enhance your running experience with a speed and distance device
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