Running Science

ISBN-10: 073607418X

ISBN-13: 9780736074186

Edition: 2013

Authors: Owen Anderson

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 7/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Quest for Knowledge in Running
Genetics and Running
Running's Nature-Versus-Nurture Debate
Genes That Influence Performance
Genetic Differences Between Elite and Nonelite Runners
Biomechanics of Running
The Body While Running
Refinement in Running Form
Running Surfaces, Shoes, and Orthotics
Physiological Factors in Running Performance
Maximal Aerobic Capacity (VO<sub>2</sub>max)
Running Economy
Minimum Velocity for Maximal Aerobic Capacity (vVO<sub>2</sub>max)
Velocity at Lactate Threshold
Maximal Running Speed
Resistance to Fatigue
Training Modes and Methods for Runners
General Strength Training
Running-Specific Strength Training
Hill Training
Speed Training
Cross-Training
Altitude Training
Training Variables and Systems in Running
Frequency and Volume
Intensity
Recovery
Periodization and Block Systems
Integrated Strength and Endurance Training Programs
Optimal Training for Specific Conditioning
Increasing VO<sub>2</sub>max
Enhancing Economy
Gaining vVO<sub>2</sub>max
Upgrading Lactate Threshold
Increasing Maximal Running Speed
Promoting Resistance to Fatigue
Molecular Biological Changes in Running
Training Effects at the Molecular Level
Training Favoring Molecular Enrichment
Distance-Specific Training
Training for 800 Meters
Training for 1,500 Meters and the Mile
Training for 5Ks
Training for 10Ks
Training for Half Marathons
Training for Marathons
Training for Ultramarathons
Sports Medicine for Runners
Running Injuries and Health Risks
Prevention of Running Injuries
Health Benefits of Running
Health Considerations for Special Running Populations
Running Nutrition
Energy Sources and Fuel Use for Runners
Eating for Enhanced Endurance and Speed
Fueling Strategies During a Run
Weight Control and Body Composition
Ergogenic Aids for Running
Psychology of Running
The Brain and the Experience of Fatigue
Psychological Strategies for Improved Performance
Addictive Aspects of Running
Epilogue: The Future of Running
References
Index
About the Author
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