Training Young Distance RunnersBook - 2015 | Third edition.
As the best-selling guide in the sport, Training Young Distance Runners has helped countless runners achieve their best times, avoid injuries, and improve their performance progressively from season to season. Updated, expanded, and enhanced, this new edition further solidifies its standing as a must-have for athletes and coaches in cross country, track and field, and road racing.
Running experts Larry Greene and Russ Pate combine the latest research with training, development, and conditioning plans from the most successful high school and college programs in the world. You'll learn to optimize performance through tempo running, interval training, and technique work to improve form. You'll gain a competitive advantage with expert advice and strategies for event-specific training, avoiding injuries, and overcoming setbacks.
With guidelines for designing customized daily, weekly, and seasonal programs--as well as coverage of hot topics including nutritional supplements, barefoot running and minimalist shoes, and gearing training to the specific needs of girls and boys-- Training Young Distance Runners is the most complete and current training guide for the sport. Essential reading for coaches, parents, and young runners, this book has everything you need to get and stay ahead of the pack.