Run Like A Champion: An Olympian's Approach For Every Runner

Paperback | March 5, 2015

byAlan CulpepperAs told byBrian MetzlerForeword byMeb Keflezighi

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InRun Like a Champion, one of America's most versatile and accomplished runners, Alan Culpepper, reveals the best practices of the best runners.

Over his 25-year racing career, Culpepper won national titles from 5K to marathon, a span of race distances so wide that just a few runners can claim the same impressive versatility. Culpepper sets out his approach--and the lessons he learned from his competitors--so that all runners can fully realize their potential.

As a two-time Olympic competitor, Culpepper has a unique understanding of what it takes to compete at the highest level. His running career has put him on the start line alongside the world's best runners, and he has found that despite their many differences, talents, and approaches to training, among them they share a common understanding: the best athletes know that the secret to success in running lies in understanding a bigger picture of training.

Not everyone has the physiology to run at the highest level, but everyone can benefit from implementing an Olympic approach to training.Run Like a Championshares a big-picture view of running, looking at not only the essential training elements but also other key pieces of the puzzle: identifying motivation; finding a proper work/life/family balance; and understanding complementary aspects of training such as stretching, how much to drink, diet, and how to avoid and treat injuries.

Run Like a Championreveals all the guidelines, tips and tricks, workouts, mental training, and nutritional practices that Olympic runners use. By making this Olympic approach part of their running, runners of all levels will make their goals achievable from 5K to marathon.

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InRun Like a Champion, one of America's most versatile and accomplished runners, Alan Culpepper, reveals the best practices of the best runners.Over his 25-year racing career, Culpepper won national titles from 5K to marathon, a span of race distances so wide that just a few runners can claim the same impressive versatility. Culpepper ...

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The BEST PRACTICES of the BEST RUNNERSTwo-time Olympian Alan Culpepper is one of America's most accomplished and versatile runners. He knows what it takes to compete at the highest level.From the 5K to the marathon, Culpepper's decorated running career has put him on start lines alongside the fastest athletes in the world. He discovere...

Over the course of his 25-year racing career Alan Culpepper proved to be one of the most consistent and versatile distance runners in American history.While a student at the University of Colorado, Culpepper became an 8-time All-American and NCAA Champion in the 5K distance. During his 10-year professional running career, Culpepper qua...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:March 5, 2015Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937715078

ISBN - 13:9781937715076

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Meb Keflezighi

Introduction: An Olympian's Approach to Running

1 Training with Intention

2 Psychology for Success

3 Creating Balance

4 Effort & Intensity

5 Training: Periodization

6 Training: The Workouts

7 Diet, Fuel & Hydration

8 Injury Prevention, Maintenance & Recovery

9 Racing

Afterword

Index

About the Authors