Run Fast: How to Beat Your Best Time -- Every Time by Hal Higdon

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

byHal Higdon

Paperback | September 30, 2000

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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 by Hal Higdon 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.
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Title:Run Fast: How to Beat Your Best Time -- Every TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.93 × 6.05 × 0.67 inPublished:September 30, 2000Publisher:RODALE BOOKSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1579542697

ISBN - 13:9781579542696

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Table of Contents

ContentsIntroductionChapter 1: Flying without WingsThe Thrill of Running FastChapter 2:First Base"Legging Up" Gets You in ShapeChapter 3Slow Down to Speed UpSpeed Training without SpeedworkChapter 4Speed EnduranceWhere Time Meets IntensityChapter 5Juggling WorkoutsMake the Most of Training TimeChapter 6Good FormSmooth Out Your StrideChapter 7SpeedworkFine-Tune Your TrainingChapter 8The Magic WorkoutInterval Training Can Improve Your SpeedChapter 9Speed PlayFartlek and Tempo TrainingChapter 10Pure SpeedImprove Your KickChapter 11Dynamic FlexibilitySpeed in MotionChapter 12Hit the HillsClimb Your Way to the TopChapter 13Strength Does ItMore Muscle Means More SpeedChapter 14The Polishing TouchBe Your Own Best CoachChapter 15Detraining and RetrainingThe Best Way to Get Back in ShapeChapter 16Ready to RaceTest Your Ability to Run FastEpilogueIndex

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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.