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After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest long-distance races, the author sets out to discover what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. He moved to Iten, Kenya, the running capital of the world, and started investigating. Was it running barefoot to school, the food, the altitude, or something else?
From the sports trainers who brought you "Be Iron Fit" and "Mastering the Marathon" and more comes the go-to training resource for the fastest growing segment of the triathlon world--Women! A complete guide for female triathletes that contains highly efficient and easy-to-follow training programs for success in all triathlon distances, this book also addresses in an in-depth fashion the host of challenges unique to women triathletes. From the stay-at-home mom to the professional woman, female triathletes face a wide range of challenges from societal expectations to physical concerns specific to their sex. Until now, there has not been a go-to source for this type of information.
"Triathlon Training Fundamentals caters directly to the beginner. Triathlon Training Fundamentals presents all of the basic information needed in plain language, from why and how to get started and what events to select, to what equipment to get and how to maintain it, to how to train for each leg of the race--swimming, biking, and running. Triathlon Training Fundamentals goes beyond laying out the basics to also tackle smaller--but equally as important--topics often overlooked in other books, like how to adjust training to fit your specific needs (such as if you have health issues, or are a youth or a woman) or how to troubleshoot equipment and health issues on race day"--
Focuses on the Tarahumara, a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world. This title tells their story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner.
Practical and accessible, this guide shows runners how to incorporate yoga into their routine to improve breathing, strength, flexibility, endurance, mental sharpness and overall athletic performance. It describes 88 poses in detail to ensure readers are able to gain the full benefit whilst at the same time decreasing the risk of injury.
The author moved to Japan to discover more about this unique running culture and what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan. In this book he reveals, what he learned - about competition, about team work, about beating your personal bests, about form and about himself.
Aimed at both athletes involved in competitive middle distance running and their coaches, this volume, based on the author's 40 years' experience in athletics, is helpful reading for all those who wish to improve their performance.
Practical, proven ways to get in shape for a grueling race that combines running, swimming, and biking Packed with insider tips, hands-on advice, and proven methods, Triathlon Training For Dummies is an essential guide for anyone who wants to participate and compete in a triathlon.
A guide for runners designed to help those who are already running off road and wanting to improve their performance, to try longer or rougher terrain with confidence, and those who simply want to venture from roads onto trails and mountain paths for the first time.
Published as a quality jacketed hardback in 2013, Steve Chilton's illuminating and entertaining history of one of athletics' most demanding sports, as well as the most demandingly amateur, took the world of running by storm and quickly broke out of its niche.
Inspiration, information and practical tips on every aspect of marathon training. Includes flexible 16-week marathon training programme and advice on everything from how to fit training into your day to day life to improving running technique and avoiding injury.
Swim, Bike, Run--Eat will guide you through day one of training to the finish line and help your body perform at the peak of fitness with expert advice that is easy to implement.
The men's 100m final at the 1988 Olympics has been described as the dirtiest race ever - but also the greatest. Aside from Johnson's blistering time, the race is infamous for its athletes' positive drug tests. This is the story of that race, the rivalry between Johnson and Lewis, and the repercussions still felt almost a quarter of a century on.
Achieve your best finish ever when you train by the numbers with former elite triathlete Jim Vance. "Triathlon 2.0" shows you how to interpret data from power meters, GPS systems, heart rate monitors, and swim workouts to achieve new goals and optimize performance.
In this unique, global account, Thor Gotaas offers many examples and anecdotes from running's long and diverse history. From earliest times to modern-day athletics meetings, World Championships and Olympic games, this book gives a full account of this physically demanding yet spiritually rewarding pastime.