You have reached the Canadian website for Human Kinetics. Only orders shipping to a Canadian address can be completed on this website.

If you wish to continue click here, or contact the HK Canada office directly at 1-800-465-7301. If you wish to select the HK website for your region/location outside of Canada, click here

Mastering Running PDF

Mastering Running PDF

$25.95 CAD

Available As

vitalsource bookshelf

Accessing our ebooks is as easy as 1-2-3

1. We email you an access code after you place your order.

2. You redeem the code on the VitalSource Bookshelf.

3. Enjoy!


    Mastering Running, regardless of your age, optimal performance and new personal bests await.

    Cathy Utzschneider, highly accomplished and renowned masters runner and coach, has created the definitive guide for runners, athletes, and fitness buffs. Runners from 30 to 100 will benefit from the targeted approach that covers these aspects:

    • Evaluating and refining running form to improve speed and endurance

    • Exercises, stretches, and routines to prevent common age-related injuries

    • Training programs for the mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon

    • Proven strategies, used by today’s top runners, that shave seconds off your time

    Mastering Running contains all the advice and instruction you’d expect from an elite-level coach. With details on segmenting, front running, tapering, recovering, and fueling, Mastering Running is the one guide you’ll rely on time and again for a lifetime of serious running.

    Table of Contents

    Part I: The Masters Runner

    Chapter 1: Masters Runners—The Never-Ending Pursuit

    Chapter 2: Understanding Runners and Aging

    Chapter 3: Meeting the Challenge of Aging

    Chapter 4: Biomechanics of Good Form

    Chapter 5: Warding Off Injuries

    Chapter 6: Flexibility and Stretching

    Part II: Training

    Chapter 7: Goal Setting for Fitness and Competition

    Chapter 8: Getting Faster

    Chapter 9: Getting Stronger

    Part III: Event-Specific Training Programs

    Chapter 10: Mile and 5K

    Chapter 11: 10K and Half Marathon

    Chapter 12: Marathon

    Part IV: Competing

    Chapter 13: Race Strategy

    Chapter 14: Beyond the Standard Events

    About the Author

    Masters runner and coach Dr. Cathy Utzschneider began running competitively at age 40. Between the ages of 40 and 50 she was ranked fifth in the world in her age group and won six USA Track and Field age-group titles and a silver medal at the Nike World Masters Games. She also won the 8K race at the North, Central American, and Caribbean World Masters Athletics. For the past 20 years she has trained hundreds of runners ranging from beginners to Olympians and served as Boston Marathon coach to employees of John Hancock Insurance.

    As current head coach of the Liberty Athletic Club, the first and longest-operating all-women’s running club in the country, Cathy has coached members to three world and six American age-group records, three world age-group gold medals, and 37 national masters age-group championships since accepting the position in 2006. She also served as president of the club for three years. In 2010, she and three other Liberty teammates set an American age-group record in the 4- x 1600-meter relay.

    Cathy is certified as a level 1 USA Track and Field coach and in levels 1 to 3 in the Burdenko method of water and sports therapy. She is a national site coach for, for which she has written training programs for the 5K through the marathon. In addition to coaching, Cathy writes a column for National Masters News and is an adjunct professor at Boston College. Topics of study include physiology of aging, goal setting, theories of excellence, and human development. She also published Move! How Women Can Achieve Athletic Goals at Any Age.

    Cathy lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.