Daniels' Running Formula-4th Edition
BookTrain for your next race with the man who has been called “the world’s best running coach.” With more than 55 years of experience, Jack Daniels is a legendary figure in the running community. Named the National Coach of the Year by the NCAA and honored as the Division III Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Century, Daniels has mentored some of the greatest names in running, including Jim Ryun, Ken Martin, Jerry Lawson, Alicia Shay, Peter Gilmore, Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, and Janet Cherobon-Bawcom. In Daniels’ Running Formula, he has shared training advice with hundreds of thousands of runners. Now in this updated—and definitive—fourth edition, he again refines his methods and strategies to help you run faster and stronger.
Building upon his revolutionary VDOT system, Daniels incorporates new insights gained from studying participants in his unique Run SMART Project. You’ll be guided through the components that make the training formula work and then learn different types of training—including treadmill training, fitness training, and training at altitude or in other challenging environments—along with age-related modifications for runners from ages 6 to 80.
Everything comes together with expert advice on event-specific training ranging—for runs ranging from 800 meters to ultradistance events and triathlons. You will find advice on setting up your own seasonal plan, or you can follow one of Daniels’ 31 proven training plans and workouts. You’ll even find four fitness running plans, from novice level to elite level, to get in shape or regain conditioning after injury.
Join the thousands of runners who have relied on Jack Daniels to help them reach their peak running performance. Using the programs outlined in Daniels’ Running Formula, you too can achieve the results you seek every time you train and race.
AudienceDedicated runners of all distances—from 800 meters to ultraevents and triathlons—and their coaches.
Table of ContentsPart I. Understanding the Formula for Training
Chapter 1. Essentials of Running Success
Chapter 2. Training Principles and Tips
Chapter 3. Physiological and Personal Training Profiles
Chapter 4. Types of Training and Intensities
Chapter 5. VDOT System of Training
Chapter 6. Environment- and Altitude-Specific Training
Chapter 7. Treadmill Training
Chapter 8. Fitness Training
Chapter 9. Training Breaks and Supplemental Training
Part II. Applying the Formula to Competitive Events
Chapter 10. Season-Tailored Training
Chapter 11. 800 Meters
Chapter 12. 1,500 Meters to 2 Miles
Chapter 13. 5K and 10K
Chapter 14. Cross Country
Chapter 15. 15K to 30K
Chapter 16. Marathon
Chapter 17. Ultradistance
Chapter 18. Triathlon
Appendix: Time and Pace Conversions
Reviews"During my tenure as editor of Runner's World, I named Jack Daniels the 'World's Best Running Coach,' and 20 years later that remains true.”
—Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon Winner and Former Editor of Runner’s World
ExcerptsAchieving running performance levels based on VDOT and age categories
Sample running program from Daniels’ Running Formula
The basic laws of running according to Jack Daniels