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Fitness running
Brown, Richard L., 1937-
Personal Author:
Third Edition.
Publication Information:
Champaign : Human Kinetics, [2015]

© 2015.
Physical Description:
xi, 243 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Part 1. Running readiness -- Part 2. Program planning -- Part 3. Training schedules.
Format :


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Including personalized workouts and expert advice, Fitness Running, Third Edition , contains workouts from one of America's most respected coaches.

Whether you run for health, competition, or both, Fitness Running includes proven programs to help you achieve your goals. Color coded and customizable, the 13- to 26-week programs cover base building, fitness, and training for short-distance events, half marathons, and marathons. Each workout is prioritized according to your goal, allowing you the flexibility to tailor the training to your schedule.

More than just workouts, this new edition of the best-selling guide includes individualized testing for assessing running health and log pages for recording runs, results, and health information. It includes recommendations for female runners and the latest information on gear and gadgets, cross-training, stretching, and recovery.

Discover what countless runners already have. Fitness Running is the most effective and efficient guide to the best health, times, and finishes of your life. It's the one training book you'll use again and again for a lifetime of running workouts.

Author Notes

Richard L. Brown, PhD , is a veteran coach and exercise physiologist. He has mentored championship runners at all ages, from high school to masters, and at all levels, from novice runners to Olympic athletes and world champions.

Brown has served as a personal coach to an impressive list of world-class athletes, including Shelly Steely, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Vicki Huber, and Mary Decker Slaney. He is particularly known for guiding Slaney to her double gold medals at the 1983 Helsinki World Championships. He is one of few people to have coached athletes in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games as well as the Paralympics. He has coached athletes in six recent Olympic Games and Olympic Trials.

Brown began his career in 1963 as a three-sport coach at Bullis Preparatory School in Maryland. He continued at the United States Naval Academy, at Mt. Blue High School in Maine, and then with the Athletics West track team as a director and exercise physiologist. In 1983, Brown was head coach of the U.S. World Championship cross country team, and he has been coaching independently ever since. He has been recognized by USA Track and Field as a master coach.

Brown earned his doctorate in exercise and movement sciences from the University of Oregon in 1992. In addition to serving as lead author of two previous editions of Fitness Running, he has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals on health and fitness. He is in demand as a speaker and clinician on issues related to running and fitness.

In 2001, Brown founded the Eugene Health and Performance Foundation to promote fitness and running performance internationally. He continues to be associated with that foundation while living in Eugene, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Part I Running Readiness
1 Running Health Assessmentp. 3
2 Running Gearp. 17
3 Running Formp. 31
4 Challenge and Adaptationp. 47
5 Daily Resource Recoveryp. 53
6 Fitness and the Female Runnerp. 67
Part II Program Planning
7 Program Setupp. 77
8 Types of Running Workoutsp. 87
9 Pre- and Postworkout Routinesp. 105
10 Cross-Trainingp. 117
11 Runner's Diaryp. 135
Part III Training Schedules
12 Beginning Trainingp. 143
13 Fitness Trainingp. 155
14 Short-Race Trainingp. 169
15 Half Marathon Trainingp. 185
16 Marathon Trainingp. 205
17 Postrace Recovery and Injury Trainingp. 233
Indexp. 237
About the Authorp. 243

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