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Personal Best Running Online CE Exam With Print Book

Personal Best Running Online CE Exam With Print Book

Coach Coogan’s Strategies for the Mile to the Marathon

$125.95 CAD


Product Format
    This package includes the following:
    • Personal Best Running book
    • Online video clips
    • Online continuing education exam
    In Personal Best Running, Coach Mark Coogan shares his successful formula for running fast—while staying healthy and happy. Coach Coogan has excelled in running as both an athlete and coach, producing numerous Olympic and champion runners. His success is founded in his belief that long-term running success is impossible without training and racing in the right environment and that running should never come at the expense of overall physical or mental health.

    Coach Coogan shares training strategies that will shave minutes off your client’s race times, and he provides guidance on sleeping and eating well, finding personal support, psychologically navigating setbacks and challenges, and lowering injury risk—all while having a life outside of running.

    Learn the physical and psychological strategies needed to build an aerobic base, balance hard work and recovery, achieve good running form, and turn adversity into an advantage. Understand the importance of strengthening and warm-up exercises. Master running drills that build stronger runners. Plus, access 30 online video clips that showcase the exercises and drills in action.

    Coogan provides numerous training schedules for the mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon as well as schedules for running multiple races in a short period of time. For each distance, you and your clients can choose the length of training (from 6 weeks to 16 weeks) and weekly mileage range. The plans are supplemented with training and racing tips to help you better understand how to apply the concepts.

    You’ll also get a personal look at what successful runners do as Coach Coogan shares some of his own experiences as a runner and coach. And you’ll draw plenty of inspiration from the athlete profiles of eight of his accomplished runners, including Drew Piazza, Alexi Pappas, and Elle St. Pierre.

    After reading the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    • Restate Coach Coogan’s five training principles.
    • Describe a healthy training environment.
    • Discuss how to build a healthy training environment.
    • Demonstrate how to perform each strength, flexibility, mobility, and stretching exercise as well as each running form drill.
    • Identify the benefits of each strength, flexibility, mobility, and stretching exercise as well as each running form drill.
    • State the characteristics of psychological strength.
    • Practice the techniques of visualization and chunking for psychological strength.
    • Explain the benefits of tune-up races.
    • Describe each type of run in a training program.
    • Evaluate the race strategies for each race, from the mile to marathon.
    • Explain how to race many events in a short period of time and how to quickly transition from one race to another.


    Personal trainers and other certified fitness and strength and conditioning professionals working with runners.
    Part I
    Chapter 1. Coach Coogan’s Training Principles
    Chapter 2. Building a Good Training Environment
    Chapter 3. Staying Strong and Healthy
    Chapter 4. Using Your Mind to Run Faster
    Chapter 5. Being a Student of the Sport

    Part II
    Chapter 6. Racing Is a Skill You Can Master
    Chapter 7. Following the Programs
    Chapter 8. Training for and Racing the Mile
    Chapter 9. Training for and Racing the 5K
    Chapter 10. Training for and Racing the 10K
    Chapter 11. Training for and Racing the 15K to Half Marathon
    Chapter 12. Training for and Racing the Marathon
    Chapter 13. Training for and Racing Many Events in a Short Period
    Chapter 14. Training for a Quick Transition From One Race Distance to Another
    Mark Coogan (@mark_coogan) is the coach of Team New Balance Boston (@teamnbboston), an elite distance running team that sent three athletes to the 2021 Olympics. He was previously the distance running coach at Dartmouth College and also coached at Tufts University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Phillips Exeter Academy. Among the athletes Coogan has coached are Olympians Elle St. Pierre, who holds the U.S. indoor records for the 1-mile and 2-mile races and is a world championship silver medalist; Heather MacLean, the 2022 U.S. indoor 1,500-meter champion; and Abbey D’Agostino Cooper, whose seven NCAA titles make her the most decorated distance runner in Ivy League history.

    Before becoming an elite coach, Coogan was a professional runner from 1988 to 2004. He was on the 1996 U.S. Olympic marathon team, won the silver medal in the marathon at the 1995 Pan American Games, represented the United States in the 5,000-meter race in the 1995 World Track and Field Championships, and ran in seven World Cross Country Championships. He had unique range, ranking in the top 10 in the United States in the mile, steeplechase, 5K, 10K, and marathon during his career. He was also the first Massachusetts native to run a mile in less than 4 minutes. He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

    Scott Douglas (@mescottdouglas) is a contributing writer for Runner’s World and the author or coauthor of several well-known running books, including Advanced Marathoning, Running Is My Therapy, and the New York Times best sellers Meb for Mortals and 26 Marathons. His writing on fitness and health has appeared in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Slate, and Outside. He lives in North Yarmouth, Maine.

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