Run Fast: How to Train for a 5-K or 10-K Race
|Rating||:||4.97 (683 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||223 Pages|
This book complements the works of Jim Fixx, George Sheehan, and Bob Glover and should be useful in running collections due to the increased popularity of short-distance races. The text could benefit from an appendix of sample workouts for easier access, illustrations of the exercises, and a glossary of terms. John's Univ. Higdon's love of running, unabated at age 60, will inspire joggers of any age.- Sandra Math, St. From Library Journal Higdon shares training secrets gleaned from a long career as racer, coach, and senior writer for Runner's World magazine, and offers the advice of exercise physiologists and elite runners. Lib., Staten Island, New York.Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. He describes a variety of training methods to boost speed and endurance (e.g., intervals, fartlek, and sprints), and covers warm-ups, flexibility, and strength training exercises.
From a senior writer at Runner's World magazine, here is the authoritative guide to proven techniques for the most popular road races. For both beginner and veteran runners, this insider's guide includes information on training, power drills, form, weight training, stretching, injury prevention and more.
mark861 said Run Fast is eye-opening. This book was written for runners with at least a year of running behind them. Filled with anecdotes, it serves to demistify principles and terminology unique to the running culture. The training methods described are tried and true, scientifically backed methods used by today's elite athletes. It is very thorough without having the quality of a "dry" technical manual.. For the mid-range runner I found the previous reviews interesting because they suggested that this book was for seasoned runners. As a seasoned runner, I didn't find it extremely useful. It discussed things that I have already heard of.Overall, I would suggest it to someone who has been running for a year or two and is now interested in racing but isn't sure where to start. It offers training . Great Racing Tips The only book I have found on how to train for the short distance races. The 10K race has now become the most popular road race in a America with the 5K quickly gaining in popularity. Whether you are a beginner road racer or shooting for a new personal best, this book does a great job of breaking down training schedules and drills to run smarter and prepare for race da