Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes
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|Format:||Spiral Bound, 188 pages|
|Other Information: ||col. Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 15 March 2009|
All too often, runners reach a plateau in fitness because they do the same type of training, week after week. To see improvements in fitness, athletes need to vary the kinds of workouts they do. For runners, this means mixing up endurance runs with hill repeats, intervals, and track workouts. "Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes" is the perfect tool for self-coached athletes who want variety in their training. Olympic-level coach Bobby McGee has teamed up with World Champion marathoner Mark Plaatjes to give runners of all stripes a complete collection of workouts and training plans. McGee and Plaatjes explain precisely how runners can determine their training pace and how to balance hard days with easy days. "Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes" includes new takes on the workouts that all runners and triathletes should have at the ready, such as track repeats, hill running, and interval training. In addition to these classic approaches, McGee and Plaatjes include workouts that reflect their own unique and highly successful methodology. This book includes: spiral-bound, sweatproof pages; 2-colour interior; charts and tables throughout; and 20 training plans to tackle common running and triathlon race distances.
About the Author
Bobby McGee is an internationally certified track and field coach whose athletes have produced world records, won world championships, and been consistently ranked amongst the best in their events. He coaches runners and triathletes, and has worked with USA Triathlon preparing athletes for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. Mark Plaatjes is the 1993 Marathon Gold medal winner at the World Track and Field championships. In addition to being a world champion, Mark's running record includes a win at the 1991 Los Angeles Marathon and a 6th place finish in the 1993 Boston marathon. Mark owns a private physical therapy practice and specialises in treating runners and athletes. He currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, and coaches recreational and elite runners.
""Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes" is a modern book for the modern athlete, combining great insight, quality, and practical value." -- Tim Noakes, OMS, MD, DSc, bestselling author of "The Lore of Running"
"Whether you are a novice runner training for a 5km race or an Ironman hoping to qualify for Kona, "Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes" provides an easy-to-follow, proven method for reaching your goals." -- Samantha McGlone, 2004 Olympian and 2006 Ironman 70.3 World Champion
"Bobby's approach to running took my running to the next level, helping me become the #1 ranked triathlete in the world for 2 years. If you care about running fast, this book has answers. " -- Barb Lindquist, 2004 Olympian and former #1-ranked triathlete
""Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes" consolidates much of Bobby's great wisdom and vast experience as a running and multi-sport coach into an easy to use tool for athletes and coaches alike. "
--Scott Schnitzspahn, USA Triathlon Sport Performance Director and 2008 Olympic Triathlon Team Leader
"Solid plans by knowledgeable coaches." --Jonathan Beverly, editor of Running Times magazine
"Since I started working with Bobby McGee in 2005, he has greatly improved my running technique by introducing me to a variety of drills. "Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes" has helped me to develop a mix of speed, endurance, and strength in my running. I love the mix of fresh, new workouts. The book is very user-friendly and can be a tool whether you want to train for a 5K or an Ironman. From elites to beginners, this book has all the answers! " -- Sarah Haskins Kortuem, 2008 Olympian and ITU World Championship silver medalist
"Runners won't find a more qualified team of coaches than Bobby McGee and Mark Plaatjes. Readers won't find practical advice in a more readable format than "Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes.""-- Joe Henderson, former chief editor of "Runner's World,"m
|Dimensions: ||17.0 x 12.0 x 3.0 centimeters (0.54 kg)|