Run Fast: How to Beat Your Best Time -- Every Time

by Hal Higdon

RODALE BOOKS | September 30, 2000 | Trade Paperback

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Train for Speed...Feel Great!

Are you looking for better race times, whether you run 5-Ks or marathons? Searching for that ultimate, exhilarating moment when you''re running faster than ever before? Or do you just want to get healthy and have more fun when you run?

You can run faster, and this book will show you how. Much more than a training guide, this classic volume-- completely revised and updated for runners of every caliber-- spells out a complete program to help you increase your speed, improve your times, and motivate yourself to achieve your running goals. You''ll see how to:

* Shave time off your Personal Record
* Make speedwork count-- and avoid the risk of associated pain and injuries
* Make the most of limited training time
* Build more muscle to boost your speed
* Achieve a smooth stride and an efficient, economical running form
* Listen to yourself and be your own best coach

You''ll discover magic workouts that both improve your speed and make training fun. And, if you''ve taken an exercise break, you''ll see how to get back in shape and back on track, with faster times than ever before.

Packed with stories and tips from coaches, record holders, and average runners alike, Run Fast is brimming with inspiration. Experience the thrill of better race times, the satisfaction of running strong, and the sheer joy that comes from running faster than ever before.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 3.55 × 2.37 × 0.23 in

Published: September 30, 2000

Publisher: RODALE BOOKS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1579542697

ISBN - 13: 9781579542696

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Run Fast: How to Beat Your Best Time -- Every Time

by Hal Higdon

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 3.55 × 2.37 × 0.23 in

Published: September 30, 2000

Publisher: RODALE BOOKS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1579542697

ISBN - 13: 9781579542696

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Flying without Wings The Thrill of Running Fast Chapter 2: First Base "Legging Up" Gets You in Shape Chapter 3 Slow Down to Speed Up Speed Training without Speedwork Chapter 4 Speed Endurance Where Time Meets Intensity Chapter 5 Juggling Workouts Make the Most of Training Time Chapter 6 Good Form Smooth Out Your Stride Chapter 7 Speedwork Fine-Tune Your Training Chapter 8 The Magic Workout Interval Training Can Improve Your Speed Chapter 9 Speed Play Fartlek and Tempo Training Chapter 10 Pure Speed Improve Your Kick Chapter 11 Dynamic Flexibility Speed in Motion Chapter 12 Hit the Hills Climb Your Way to the Top Chapter 13 Strength Does It More Muscle Means More Speed Chapter 14 The Polishing Touch Be Your Own Best Coach Chapter 15 Detraining and Retraining The Best Way to Get Back in Shape Chapter 16 Ready to Race Test Your Ability to Run Fast Epilogue Index

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Train for Speed...Feel Great!

Are you looking for better race times, whether you run 5-Ks or marathons? Searching for that ultimate, exhilarating moment when you''re running faster than ever before? Or do you just want to get healthy and have more fun when you run?

You can run faster, and this book will show you how. Much more than a training guide, this classic volume-- completely revised and updated for runners of every caliber-- spells out a complete program to help you increase your speed, improve your times, and motivate yourself to achieve your running goals. You''ll see how to:

* Shave time off your Personal Record
* Make speedwork count-- and avoid the risk of associated pain and injuries
* Make the most of limited training time
* Build more muscle to boost your speed
* Achieve a smooth stride and an efficient, economical running form
* Listen to yourself and be your own best coach

You''ll discover magic workouts that both improve your speed and make training fun. And, if you''ve taken an exercise break, you''ll see how to get back in shape and back on track, with faster times than ever before.

Packed with stories and tips from coaches, record holders, and average runners alike, Run Fast is brimming with inspiration. Experience the thrill of better race times, the satisfaction of running strong, and the sheer joy that comes from running faster than ever before.

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Train for Speed...Feel Great!

Are you looking for better race times, whether you run 5-Ks or marathons? Searching for that ultimate, exhilarating moment when you''re running faster than ever before? Or do you just want to get healthy and have more fun when you run?

You can run faster, and this book will show you how. Much more than a training guide, this classic volume-- completely revised and updated for runners of every caliber-- spells out a complete program to help you increase your speed, improve your times, and motivate yourself to achieve your running goals. You''ll see how to:

* Shave time off your Personal Record
* Make speedwork count-- and avoid the risk of associated pain and injuries
* Make the most of limited training time
* Build more muscle to boost your speed
* Achieve a smooth stride and an efficient, economical running form
* Listen to yourself and be your own best coach

You''ll discover magic workouts that both improve your speed and make training fun. And, if you''ve taken an exercise break, you''ll see how to get back in shape and back on track, with faster times than ever before.

Packed with stories and tips from coaches, record holders, and average runners alike, Run Fast is brimming with inspiration. Experience the thrill of better race times, the satisfaction of running strong, and the sheer joy that comes from running faster than ever before.

About the Author

Hal Higdon is a senior writer for Runner''s World magazine and author of more than 30 books, including Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide, Hal Higdon''s Smart Running, and Hal Higdon''s How to Train. He is a competitive masters runner, coach, and lecturer, and offers expert advice on the Internet.

From Our Editors

Running is a great way to lose weight and a relaxing exercise. But for runners trying to improve their time, it can be frustrating. Hal Higdon provides readers with valuable training tips in Run Fast: How to Beat Your Best Time-Every Time. Higdon explains how running faster times at shorter distances will allow runners to improve their times at all distances. It contains step-by-step techniques for running effectively and will inspire all runners to get the most out of their training.

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