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Lore of Runningby Timothy Noakes
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Revised, updated, and expanded, Lore of Running is proof that even a classic can be improved upon. This edition of running's most extensive book provides unsurpassed information on physiology, training, racing, injuries, and the individuals and events that shaped the sport's history and modern form.
Throughout the book's nearly 1,000 pages, author Tim Noakes combines the expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion of a dedicated runner. In the process, he answers the most pressing questions for those who are serious about the sport:
Book News Annotation:
Noakes (University of Cape Town) describes the physiology and biochemistry of running, and offers practical training advice for both the beginner and marathon runner. Previously published by Oxford University Press Southern Africa in 2001, the fourth edition recognizes the dominant role played by the brain in determining physical activity performance. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This manual combines running physiology, training and racing programmes, injury care and prevention, mental training and profiles of world-class competitors.
Lore of Running gives you incomparable detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world-class athletes, and races.
Author Tim Noakes blends the expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion of a dedicated runner to answer the most pressing questions for those who are serious about the sport:
-How your body systems respond to training, the effects of different training methods, how to detect and avoid overtraining, and genetic versus trainable potential
-How to train for the 10K up through ultramarathon with detailed programs from Noakes and several leading running experts
-How to prevent and treat injuries, increase your strength and flexibility, and use proper nutrition for weight control and maximum performance
You'll also find a candid analysis of supplements and ergogenic effects and training aids. The book includes new interviews with 10 world-class runners who share their secrets to success and longevity in the sport. Features on legendary figures and events in running history provide fascinating insights.
And that's just scratching the surface. Lore of Running is not only the biggest and best running publication on the planet. It's the one book every runner should own.
Capture running's science and spirit in the book that helped define the sport
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