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Advice from the pros on training for and competing in the four most popular road races--5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon--backed by the authority of the world's leading running magazine, Runner’s World
The number of organized races in the U.S. nearly doubled from 4,500 in 2000 to 8,000 in 2006--and the numbers continue to grow. With the publication of Runner's World Guide to Road Racing, competitive and recreational runners alike will now have the only book they'll need to perform their best on race day.
Runner's World senior editor Katie McDonald Neitz has compiled the best tips and techniques on training, pace, nutrition, injury rehabilitation and prevention, and every other detail that will lead to peak running performance.
In sections devoted to each of the four race types, the book lays out the insider secrets of the pros in a concise, user-friendly format, including:
- distance-specific training programs
- eating plans
- tips for hydration
- race-day strategies
- pacing recommendations
- advice on achieving the optimal mental state for competition
Providing level-specific techniques and strategies for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners, this is a no-nonsense, fluff-free guide that will quickly become every road racer's bible.
KATIE MCDONALD NEITZ is a senior editor for Runner's World magazine