Art of Running Faster, The
Any runner can tell you that the sport isn’t just about churning out miles day in and day out. Runners have a passion, dedication, and desire to go faster, longer, and farther. Now, The Art of Running Faster provides you with a new approach to running, achieving your goals and setting your personal best.
Whether you’re old or young, new to the sport or an experienced marathoner, this guide will change how you run and the results you achieve. The Art of Running Faster challenges the stereotypes, removes the doubts and erases the self-imposed limitations by prescribing not only what to do but also how to do it. Inside, you will learn how to
•overcome the obstacles that prevent you from running faster, more comfortably, and with greater focus;
•rethink conventional training methods, listen to your body, and challenge traditional running ‘norms’;
•customize your training program to emphasize the development of speed, strength, and stamina;
•shift gears, reach that next level of performance, and blow past the competition.
In this one-of-a-kind guide, former world-class runner Julian Goater shares his experiences, insights and advice for better, more efficient and faster running.
Much more than training tips and motivational stories, The Art of Running Faster is your guide to improved technique and optimal performance. Let Julian Goater show you a new way to run faster, farther and longer.
Table of Contents
Part One: Building the Base
Chapter One Pushing the Limits: The Secrets to Running Faster
Chapter Two Aiming True: Every Run Should Have a Purpose
Chapter Three Running With Skill: Running Technique Shapes Performance
Chapter Four Gearing Up for Success: Balancing Stride Length and Cadence
Chapter Five Flexible You: The Essentials of Stretching
Chapter Six Take a Deep Breath: Breathing Is Your Vital Capacity
Chapter Seven Going Clubbing: The Benefits of Running Clubs
Part Two: Sharpening the Knife
Chapter Eight The Ups and Downs of Running: The Importance of Hill Training
Chapter Nine Strength in the Fields: The Cross Country Tradition
Chapter Ten Running Round in Circles: Speed Is of the Essence
Chapter Eleven Ouch, That Hurts! Preventing and Recovering from Injury
Chapter Twelve All in Your Head: Mental Strategies and More
Chapter Thirteen Reaching Your Peak: Periodization and Your Best Performance
“Julian Goater offers a practical approach to running, explaining not only what to do but how to do it. The Art of RunningFaster is a must-have guide for becoming a better runner.” -- David Bedford, Race Director of the Virgin London Marathon
ExcerptsA State of Grace
Cross country racing develops your body physically and mentally
Stretching your quadriceps, hip flexors, and adductors