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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?
This book is the answer for the growing number of runners interested in going beyond the standard marathon. Krissy Moehl will help new ultramarathon runners get across the finish line of their first 50-kilometer, 50-mile or 100-mile race. This detailed, yet flexible training plan offers everything a runner needs to complete their first ultra.
Includes tips, advice, and motivation from the pros to keep runners going all year long. With space for recording daily routes, mileage, times, and notes - as well as weekly doses of information on training, nutrition, and injury prevention, this book helps readers track their progress as they achieve their running goals.
`This book is AMAZING!' - MALCOLM GLADWELL `If you want to gain insight into the mind of great athletes, adventurers, and peak performers then prepare to be enthralled by Alex Hutchinson's Endure.' - BEAR GRYLLS
Meb For Mortals describes in unprecedented detail how three-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More important, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career.
On the morning of December 22, 2005, Matt Long was cycling to work in the early morning when he was struck by and sucked under a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. Miraculously, after more than 40 operations and five months in the hospital, Matt was able to start his recovery. This book chronicles Matt's road to recovery.
"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"--
Kabelo Mabalane, South AfricaÆs number one self-proclaimed æpantsula for lifeÆ shares his journey and insights, from being a multi-platinum-selling musician, through the highs and lows of drug addiction, to finding hope and life again through running (eight Comrades marathons and counting) and his faith.
Completing an Ironman is something you will ultimately face alone; however, the preparation is very much a team sport. "First Time Ironman" not only tells the experience like it is, but explores the support and expert guidance Rhys obtained to make an Ironman journey a happy, healthy, but most of all a memorable experience.
Triathlons are more popular now than ever. In this updated version of his 2003 edition, triathlon champion Eric Harr provides the most up-to-date, cutting edge advice and research to inform and motivate today's many budding triathletes. Triathlon Training's chapters include four separate training programs to accommodate every fitness level.
An inspiring memoir from ultrarunner Scott Jurek, star of "Born to Run," covering his remarkable running career, fueled, surprisingly, by an entirely plant-based diet.
Uses anecdotal examples from the author's own patients and experiences in order to discuss injury-prevention, treatment, and recovery. In this book, the author implements a clinical approach toward treating the most common running-related injuries, as well as providing detailed background situations to describe how each injury can happen.
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.
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.