Speedrunner: 4 Weeks To Your Fastest Leg Speed In Any Sport by Pete MagillSpeedrunner: 4 Weeks To Your Fastest Leg Speed In Any Sport by Pete Magill

Speedrunner: 4 Weeks To Your Fastest Leg Speed In Any Sport

byPete Magill

Paperback | May 1, 2018

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InSpeedRunner, celebrated running coach Pete Magill reveals his 4-week training plan to make any athlete into a faster runner-no matter the sport, age, gender, experience, or goals.

In every sport that includes running, the difference between the best and the rest is tenths of a second. In most team sports like football, soccer, basketball, baseball and in distance running and triathlon-simple leg speed makes champions. By targeting the neuromuscular system and strengthening muscle and connective tissue, Magill'sSpeedRunnerprogram builds speed, strength, agility, coordination, balance, proprioception, and explosive power so athletes can excel.

Magill developed hisSpeedRunnerprogram over decades of experience coaching athletes of all ages from short sprints to the marathon. He's led his club to two dozen US National Masters Championships in road running and cross country. As a 5-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year and multiple American and world age-group record holder himself, Magill is proof that his training methods are effective.

Over the four weeks of the SpeedRunner program, you'll focus on faster acceleration, top-end speed, strength, agility, and speed endurance. Magill also offers speed-only training and supplemental sessions to further hone your top-end speed, core musculature, and whole-body strength. TheSpeedRunnerplans balance training volume and intensity with recovery to ensure rapid, injury-free gains.

Bottom line: The ability to run well is a fundamental skill required for success in any sport that includes running.SpeedRunnercan transform your running performance.

Pete Magill is a running coach, accomplished athlete, and contributor toRunner's World,Competitor, and formerly toRunning Times.His popular columns,Magill on Masters,The Long Run, andThe Performance Pagecovered training, nutrition, and mental training. As a coach, Magill has led his masters clubs to 19 USATF National Masters Championsh...
Title:Speedrunner: 4 Weeks To Your Fastest Leg Speed In Any SportFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9.81 × 7.5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 1, 2018Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937715787

ISBN - 13:9781937715786

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Table of Contents


Ch. 1 This isSpeedRunner

Ch. 2 Speed: Human Locomotion

Ch. 3 Speed: Acceleration

Ch. 4 Speed: Maximum Velocity

Ch. 5 Strength

Ch. 6 Agility, Balance & Proprioception

Ch. 7 Energy Systems & Speed Endurance

Ch. 8 Recovery


Ch. 9SpeedRunnerExercises, Workouts, and Drills


Ch. 10 TheSpeedRunnerPrograms

- Four-Week Core Training

- Two-Week Core-plus Training

- Speed-only Training

- Stand-Alone & Maintenance Sessions

- Metrics Testing



Editorial Reviews

“When Pete Magill talks, smart runners listen.” —Scott Douglas, Runner’s World senior content editor“Whether you’re just starting out as a runner or starting afresh, you can do no better than heed the guidance of running’s ultimate comeback kid, Pete Magill.” —Matt Fitzgerald, author of How Bad Do You Want It? and Racing Weight“Do what Pete says and you’re sure to run stronger, healthier, and faster.” —Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner, Runner’s World editor at large“Build Your Running Body represents something new and needed in sports literature. This is the ‘right stuff’ for runners who want to get faster, enjoy running more, and stay injury-free for a lifetime.” —Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of both the New York City and Boston marathons“[Build Your Running Body is] an informative, friendly guide that all runners can grow with and will likely return to over time.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review“Build Your Running Body is the most useful, info-packed, and comprehensive training manual I’ve ever read. Coaches will find it invaluable, and runners of all levels will use it as a complete guide to reaching their goals.” —Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner and Runner’s World editor-at-large “Build Your Running Body is nothing short of the Unified Theory of Running…This book covers it all.” —Ken Stone, founder and editor of MastersTrack.com “I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again: If you want to run faster, do what Pete Magill says. It’s that simple.” —Scott Douglas, Runner’s World contributing editor, author or co-author of 7 running books, including Meb for Mortals and Advanced Marathoning