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The Haywire Heart - How too much exercise can kill you, and what you can do to protect your heart
Dr. John Mandrola and Lennard Zinn and Chris Case
Too much exercise can kill you. The Haywire Heart is the first book to examine heart conditions in athletes. Intended for anyone who competes in endurance sports like cycling, triathlon, running races of all distances, and cross-country skiing, The Haywire Heart presents the evidence that going too hard or too long can damage your heart forever. You’ll find what to watch out for, what to do about it, and how to protect your heart so you can enjoy the sports you love for years to come.
The Haywire Heart shares the developing research into a group of conditions known as “athlete’s heart”, starting with a wide-ranging look at the warning signs, symptoms, and how to recognize your potential risk. Leading cardiac electrophysiologist and masters athlete Dr. John Mandrola explores the prevention and treatment of heart conditions in athletes like arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation and flutter, tachycardia, hypertrophy, and coronary artery disease. He reviews new research about exercise intensity and duration, recovery, inflammation and calcification, and the ways athletes inflict lasting harm.
These heart problems are appearing with alarming frequency among masters athletes who are pushing their bodies harder than ever in the hope that exercise will keep them healthy and strong into their senior years. The book is complete with gripping case studies of elite and age-group athletes from journalist Chris Case—like the scary condition that nearly killed cyclist and coauthor Lennard Zinn—and includes a frank discussion of exercise addiction and the mental habits that prevent athletes from seeking medical help when they need it.
Dr. Mandrola explains why many doctors misdiagnose heart conditions in athletes and offers an invaluable guide on how to talk with your doctor about your condition and its proven treatments. He covers known heart irritants, training and rest modifications, effective medications, and safe supplements that can reduce the likelihood of heart damage from exercise.
Heart conditions affect hardcore athletes as well as those who take up sports seeking better health and weight loss. The Haywire Heart is a groundbreaking and critically important guide to heart care for athletes. By protecting your heart now and watching for the warning signs, you can avoid crippling heart conditions and continue to exercise and compete for years to come.
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Run with Power
By Mark Johnson
RUN WITH POWER is the groundbreaking guide you need to tap the true potential of your running power meter. From 5K to ultramarathon, a power meter can make you faster—but only if you know how to use it. Just viewing your numbers is not enough; you can only become a faster, stronger, more efficient runner when you know what your key numbers mean for your workouts, races, and your season-long training. In Run with Power, TrainingBible coach Jim Vance offers the comprehensive guide you need to find the speed you want.
Run with Power demystifies the data and vocabulary so you can find and understand your most important numbers. You’ll set your Running Power Zones so you can begin training using 8 power-based training plans for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon. Vance shows you how you can compare wattage, heart rate, pace, and perceived exertion to gain the maximum insight into your performances, how you respond to training, and how you can train more effectively.
Run with Power will revolutionize how you train and race. Armed with Vance’s guidance, you can train more specifically for races, smooth your running technique, accurately measure your fitness, predict a fitness plateau, monitor injuries, know exactly how hard you’re training, get more fitness from every workout, recover fully, perfect your tapers, warm up without wasting energy, pace your race on any terrain, know when to open the throttle, and create an unprecedented picture of yourself as an athlete.
f you’re just glancing at the number on your wrist or computer monitor, you’ve got a lot more speed potential. Knowledge is power and understanding your power numbers can open the gate to new methods and new PRs. Run with Power introduces the use of power meters to the sport of running and will show you how to break through to all-new levels of performance.
Key concepts explored in Run with Power: 3/9 Test, 30-minute Time Trial Test, Running Functional Threshold Power (rFTPw), Running Functional Threshold Pace (rFTPa), Averaged and Normalized Power (NP), Intensity Factor (IF), Peak Power, Variability Index, Efficiency Index (EI), speed per watt, Vance’s Power Zones for Running, Training Stress Score (TSS), and Periodization with Power. Includes 6 testing methods and 8 power-based training schedules and workouts for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon.
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Spitting in the Soup Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports
By Mark Johnson
AVAILABLE JULY 2016
Doping is a practice as old as sport. From baseball to track and field, cycling to horse racing, doping to win has been a part of sports for over 150 years. Today, the athletes caught using performance enhancing drugs are villainized as cheaters and morally flawed people whose presence in sports is an affront to the athletes who don’t take short cuts.
But this tidy worldview cheats sports fans. Doping in sport is certainly an individual decision, but to blame only the athletes ignores decades of historical context and the cultural ecosystem in which teams, coaches, athletes, sports federations, and even spectators play a role. The truth is messy - and more shocking.
In Spitting in the Soup, sports journalist Mark Johnson explores the dirty game of doping, its underground methods, the deals made behind closed doors, and the insidious cycle that keeps drugs in sports. Johnson unwinds the doping culture from the early days when pills meant progress and uncovers the complex relationships underlying today’s sports culture.
It’s easy to assume that drugs have always been frowned upon in sport, but for two-thirds of organized sporting history, that is not true. Drugs in sports are old. It’s banning drugs in sport that is new. Spitting in the Soup offers a bitingly honest, clear-eyed look at the dirty game of doping in sports.
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Hanson's Marathon Method, 2nd Edition - Run Your Fastest Marathon
Luke Humphrey with Keith and Kevin Hanson
Run your first marathon or your fastest with Hansons Marathon Method, the revolutionary training program from one of the best running teams in the world, the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project.
In Hansons Marathon Method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project reveal their innovative marathon training program that has helped thousands of runners become true marathoners and smash their personal bests.
Hansons Marathon Method tosses out mega-long runs and high-mileage weekends—two old-fashioned running traditions that often injure and discourage runners. Runners using the Hansons method will gradually build up to the moderate-high mileage required for marathon success, spreading those miles more sensibly throughout the week. Running easy days mixed with precisely paced speed, strength, and tempo workouts, runners will steel their bodies and minds to run the hardest final miles of the marathon—and finish strong.
In this new second edition, the Hansons program welcomes newer runners with a new Just Finish program featuring a simple schedule of easier running and lower mileage. The Just Finish program sets up first-time marathoners for an enjoyable marathon and a lifetime of strong, healthy running.
Hansons Marathon Method will prepare you for your best marathon.
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Quick Strength for Runners 8 Weeks to a Better Runner's Body
By Jeff Horowitz
Quick Strength for Runners offers a smart, fast-paced strength training program for runners who want to run faster and with fewer injuries. In under an hour a week, runners will strengthen their core and key running muscles to build a better runner’s body.
Strength training is crucial for better running and injury prevention. But it’s difficult to know which strength exercises work best for runners or to get motivated to hit the gym.
In Quick Strength for Runners, running coach and personal trainer Jeff Horowitz simplifies strength training into just two 20-minute workouts per week, with no gym or pricey equipment required. Designed specifically for runners, the 8-week Quick Strength program pinpoints the exercises that really work. Inside you’ll find:
  • How strength training leads to better running form and fitness
  • 40 targeted exercises, with step-by-step photos and instructions
  • Progressive workouts and advanced form options
  • A focused 8-week strength training schedule
  • Tips on designing your own long-term workout plan

Quick Strength for Runners makes it easy for runners to build a better runner’s body. This highly effective, easy-to-implement program will make you a stronger, faster runner in under an hour a week so you can stay on the road or trail.
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How Bad Do You Want It? Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle
By Matt Fitzgerald
The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. Elite athletes have known this for decades and now science is learning why it’s true. In his fascinating new book How Bad Do You Want It?, coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness.
Fitzgerald puts you into the pulse-pounding action of more than a dozen epic races from running, cycling, triathlon, XTERRA, and rowing with thrilling race reports and revealing post-race interviews with the elites. Their own words reinforce what the research has found: strong mental fitness lets us approach our true physical limits, giving us an edge over physically stronger competitors. Each chapter explores the how and why of an elite athlete’s transformative moment, revealing powerful new psychobiological principles you can practice to flex your own mental fitness.
The new psychobiological model of endurance performance shows that the most important question in endurance sports is: how bad do you want it? Fitzgerald’s fascinating book will forever change how you answer this question and show you how to master the psychology of mind over muscle. These lessons will help you push back your limits and uncover your full potential.
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Everyday Yoga At-Home Routines to Enhance Fitness, Build Strength, and Restore Your Body
By Sage_Rountree
America’s leading expert on yoga for active people, Sage Rountree, shares her approach to practicing yoga every day in this colorful, lay-flat guide to yoga poses and routines.
Flexibility, balance, whole-body strength, recovery, range of motion, focus—a regular yoga practice brings many benefits to people who lead active lives. For athletes in particular, the dynamic stretching of athlete-friendly yoga poses and properly designed yoga exercises can counteract the tightness and imbalances that come from daily workouts.
In Everyday Yoga, certified coach and registered yoga teacher Sage Rountree shares the yoga positions and exercises she has developed in her own yoga studio, at Kripalu, and working with active people during her popular yoga clinics around the country. She guides experienced yoga practitioners and yoga beginners on the best ways to design and develop their own at-home yoga routines.
Everyday Yoga provides endless opportunities to explore and practice yoga in your own home:
  • How to design yoga sessions to address the whole body or specific areas
  • How to sequence yoga poses for a satisfying practice
  • How to create yoga routines of varying duration from 5 to 50 minutes
  • How to make yoga poses easier or more challenging

Each Everyday Yoga routine moves the spine in every direction and loosens tight hips in routines that can last from 5 to 50 minutes, leaving readers satisfied and relaxed. By sequencing several routines together, readers can build stronger, more flexible, injury-resistant bodies.
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Run Like a Champion An Olympian's Approach for Every Runner
By Alan Culpepper with Brian Metzler
In Run Like a Champion, one of America’s most versatile and accomplished runners, Alan Culpepper, reveals the best practices of the best runners.
Over his 25-year racing career, Culpepper won national titles from 5K to marathon, a span of race distances so wide that just a few runners can claim the same impressive versatility. Culpepper sets out his approach—and the lessons he learned from his competitors—so that all runners can fully realize their potential.
As a two-time Olympic competitor, Culpepper has a unique understanding of what it takes to compete at the highest level. His running career has put him on the start line alongside the world’s best runners, and he has found that despite their many differences, talents, and approaches to training, among them they share a common understanding: the best athletes know that the secret to success in running lies in understanding a bigger picture of training.
Not everyone has the physiology to run at the highest level, but everyone can benefit from implementing an Olympic approach to training. Run Like a Champion shares a big-picture view of running, looking at not only the essential training elements but also other key pieces of the puzzle: identifying motivation; finding a proper work/life/family balance; and understanding complementary aspects of training such as stretching, how much to drink, diet, and how to avoid and treat injuries.
Run Like a Champion reveals all the guidelines, tips and tricks, workouts, mental training, and nutritional practices that Olympic runners use. By making this Olympic approach part of their running, runners of all levels will make their goals achievable from 5K to marathon.
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Hansons Half-Marathon Method
.Run Your Best Half-Marathon the Hansons Way

By Luke Humphrey with Keith and Kevin Hanson
Committed runners from all over the world have set new PRs with the Hansons training program - the same approach that has turned Hansons-Brooks Distance Project runners into champions. Now in Hansons Half-Marathon Method, the Hansons-Brooks team shares its unique, winning approach to the popular half-marathon distance. With half-marathon training programs for intermediate and advanced runners, as well as a welcoming Just Finish Program for newer runners, Hansons Half-Marathon Method prepares all athletes for their best performance.
Hansons athlete and coach Luke Humphrey explores the differences between the Hansons method and other training programs and then shows runners how to make the Hansons half-marathon training program their own. He guides runners through choosing the right training plan and offers a practical guide to setting race finish time goals. Humphrey reveals the Hansons approach to precise half-marathon pacing, showing runners how to find their most effective paces for the Hansons SOS (“something of substance”) workouts—speed, strength, tempo, long, and easy runs. He coaches runners on how to modify the plans to work around busy schedules and missed workouts. He answers frequently asked questions on switching workout days, managing fatigue, incorporating races into training, and adding mileage.
Runners will benefit from the Hansons’ advice on finding the best shoes for distance running and their veteran tips on avoiding common stumbling blocks during race week, at the expo, at the start line, and after the race. The Hansons science-based approach to half-marathon pacing, nutrition, and hydration will ensure that runners cross the finish line feeling strong.
Hansons Half-Marathon Method lays out the most effective way to train for a half-marathon, developed by one of the most accomplished running groups in the nation. Using the Hansons way, runners can forge a breakthrough half-marathon performance.
Foreword by Desiree Linden
Paperback with tables and illustrations throughout.
6" x 9", 296 pp., $18.95, 9781937715199
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Racing Weight Cookbook
Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes

Matt Fitzgerald and Georgie Fear, RD

Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes for athletes that will help you hit your ideal weight without compromising your performance.

Whatever your training demands, Racing Weight meals make it simple to dial in the right mix of carbs, fat, and protein and satisfy your appetite. Put high-quality, well-balanced meals on your table in as little as 15 minutes with time-saving tips for food preparation and grocery shopping.

Discover the best foods for athletes:

  • 100+ healthy recipes for any athlete, from reluctant cook to cooking enthusiast
  • Whole grains, fiber, and lean protein to elevate diet quality
  • Fresh, energy-dense meals that help runners, triathletes, and cyclists train harder
  • Nutrient-rich bars and smoothies to promote fast recovery

With Racing Weight Cookbook, you’ll take control of your diet with the proven Racing Weight approach, practiced by the world’s best endurance athletes and backed by scientific research.

The fastest athletes tend to be the leanest, but every athlete needs to eat well to perform well. Racing Weight Cookbook makes it easy for you to eat and train for weight loss at the same time.

Try free, sample recipes from Racing Weight Cookbook at RacingWeight.com

Paperback with full-color interior and photographs throughout.
7 3/8" x 9", 272 pp, $24.95, 9781937715151

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Quick Strength for Runners
8 Weeks to a Better Runner's Body

Jeff Horowitz

Quick Strength for Runners offers a smart, fast-paced strength training program for runners who want to run faster and with fewer injuries. In under an hour a week, runners will strengthen their core and key running muscles to build a better runner’s body.

Strength training is crucial for better running and injury prevention. But it’s difficult to know which strength exercises work best for runners or to get motivated to hit the gym.

In Quick Strength for Runners, running coach and personal trainer Jeff Horowitz simplifies strength training into just two 20-minute workouts per week, with no gym or pricey equipment required. Designed specifically for runners, the 8-week Quick Strength program pinpoints the exercises that really work. Inside you’ll find:

  • How strength training leads to better running form and fitness
  • 40 targeted exercises, with step-by-step photos and instructions
  • Progressive workouts and advanced form options
  • A focused 8-week strength training schedule
  • Tips on designing your own long-term workout plan

Quick Strength for Runners makes it easy for runners to build a better runner’s body. This highly effective, easy-to-implement program will make you a stronger, faster runner in under an hour a week so you can stay on the road or trail.

7" x 9", 204 pp., $19.95, 9781937715120
Paperback with full-color photographs throughout

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FASTER
By Jim Gourley
Boulder, CO, USA - August 29, 2013 - A new book, FASTER, takes a scientific look at the three sports of triathlon to see what makes athletes truly faster-and busts the myths, fads, and doublespeak that waste money and race times. FASTER is now available in bookstores, tri shops, and online at VeloPress.com.
Astronautical engineer and triathlon journalist Jim Gourley explores the forces at play in the swim-bike-run sport to find techniques and tweaks that earn new speed at no cost. He offers science-based guidance on faster methods and effective gear that's actually worth an upgrade.
The clear analogies and crisp infographics in FASTER answer fascinating questions like:
* Is there such a thing as a "fast bike"? 
* How can triathletes ease open-water swimming?
* Should runners run barefoot? 
* Are lighter bikes worth the money?
* What's the fastest tire pressure? 
* Do heavier cyclists descend faster? 
* Does drafting another runner work? 
* What's the single most effective gear upgrade?

Gourley draws on published studies from peer-reviewed journals to show what scientists have discovered about gear, technique, pacing, and race strategy. Once armed with a clear understanding of the body in motion, swimmers, cyclists, runners, and triathletes will separate fad from fact to become smarter, faster athletes. Visit www.FreeTriSpeed.com to see myths busted and gear debunked and to Ask a Scientist questions about the physics of triathlon.
Jim Gourley is an astronautical engineer, triathlon journalist, and triathlete. He is a multiple Ironman finisher and a finisher of the Race Across America, one of the most difficult endurance races in the world. Gourley earned a degree in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and has written on the science and technology of triathlon and cycling for Triathlete, Inside Triathlon, LAVA, USA Triathlon, and 3/GO magazines.
VeloPress is the leading publisher of books about triathlon. VeloPress books help beginners and committed athletes build fitness and achieve their goals. VeloPress celebrates the icons of endurance sports through history books, biographies, memoirs, and photography books. For more information, please visit VeloPress.com.
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Run or Die
By Kilian Jornet
"The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation".- New York Times
An exceptional athlete. A dominating force. An extraordinary person.
Kilian Jornet has conquered some of the toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro faster than any other human being, and struck down world records in every challenge that has been proposed, all before the age of 25. Redefining what is possible, Jornet continually pushes the limits of human ability, astonishing competitors with his near-superhuman fitness and ability.
Jornet adores the mountains with the same ferocity with which he runs them. In Run or Die he shares his passion, inviting readers into a fascinating world rich with the beauty of rugged trails and mountain vistas, the pulse-pounding drama of racing, and an intense love for sport and the landscapes that surround him.
In turns inspiring, insightful, candid, and deeply personal, this is a book written from the heart of the world’s greatest endurance runner, for whom life presents one simple choice: Run. Or die.
"Trail running’s first true breakout star…[Jornet] has yet to find a record he can’t shatter." - Runner’s World
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Feed Zone Portables
Biju Thomas and Allen Lim, PhD

When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found athletes weary of processed bars and gels and the same old pasta. So Lim joined professional chef Biju Thomas to make eating delicious and practical. When the menu changed, no one could argue with the race results. Their groundbreaking Feed Zone Cookbook brought the favorite recipes of the pros to everyday athletes.
In their new cookbook Feed Zone Portables, Chef Biju and Dr. Lim offer 75 all-new portable food recipes for cyclists, runners, triathletes, mountain bikers, climbers, hikers, and backpackers. Each real food recipe is simple, delicious during exercise, easy to make—and ready to go on your next ride, run, climb, hike, road trip, or sporting event.
Feed Zone Portables expands on the most popular features of The Feed Zone Cookbook with more quick and easy recipes for athletes, beautiful full-color photographs of every dish, complete nutrition data, tips on why these are the best foods for athletes, and time-saving ways on how to cook real food every day.

Hardcover with full-color interior. 6 5/8" x 8 1/4", 288 pp., $24.95, 9781937715007

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The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Guide to Marathon & Half-Marathon Training
Tips, Tools, and Training to Get You from Sign-Up to Finish Line

Mario Fraioli Foreword by Kara Goucher

Rock your run with The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Guide to Marathon and Half-Marathon Training! This practical, encouraging guide makes preparing for marathon and half-marathon as rewarding as race day. With coaching advice, running workouts, and training programs from Coach Mario Fraioli, you’ll enjoy training and cross the finish line feeling great.
Coach Mario will guide you from sign-up to finish line. With his expert advice, you’ll choose your race, set your goals, select the right gear, and move swiftly through a beginner or experienced marathon or half-marathon training program.
Fraioli covers all of running’s most important topics: dynamic warm-up exercises, smart and realistic workouts, healthy sports nutrition and hydration guidelines, tips for quick and complete recovery, strength training and crosstraining, advice to treat common running injuries, and strategies for race week and race day. He offers useful tools like running pace charts, a sweat loss calculator, and a preview of each Rock ‘n’ Roll race course.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon series is the world’s most popular running series because each race is a fun and feel-good challenge. Now with the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Guide, you’ll be ready to rock your marathon or half-marathon.

4 marathon and half-marathon training programs
Beginner plans and advice for your first race
Half and full-course plans for experienced runners
Rock ‘n’ Roll course tips, picks, and tricks
Paperback with full-color interior. Illustrations and tables throughout.
7" x 9", 208 pp., $18.95, 9781937715038
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Racing Weight - 2nd Edition
How to Get Lean for Peak Performance
Matt Fitzgerald with recipes by Pip Taylor
Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes.

Revealing new research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training.

This comprehensive and science-based program shows athletes the best ways to lose weight and avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep new PRs out of reach.

The updated Racing Weight program helps athletes:

Improve diet quality
Manage appetite
Balance energy sources
Easily monitor weight and performance
Time nutrition throughout the day
Train to get—and stay—lean

Racing Weight offers practical tools to make weight management easy. Fitzgerald’s no-nonsense Diet Quality Score improves diet without counting calories. Racing Weight superfoods are diet foods high in the nutrients athletes need for training. Supplemental strength training workouts can accelerate changes in body composition. Daily food diaries from 18 pro athletes reveal how the elites maintain an athletic diet while managing appetite.

Athletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance. With Racing Weight, cyclists, triathletes, and runners have a simple program and practical tools to hit their target numbers on both the race course and the scale.

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Inside the Box
How CrossFit® Shredded the Rules, Stripped Down the Gym, and Rebuilt My Body
T.J. Murphy
In Inside the Box, veteran journalist and marathoner T.J. Murphy goes all in to expose the gritty, high-intensity sport of CrossFit®.
Murphy faced a future with a permanent limp from one too many marathons. Desperate to reclaim his fitness and strength, the 47-year-old signed up for his first CrossFit workout with nothing to lose. Anaerobically blasted by each workout of the day, Murphy discovered a sweat-soaked fitness revolution that’s transforming bodies and lives.
CrossFit is the sport of fitness, a radical new approach to exercise that is turning the traditional gym workout upside down. Every day at thousands of CrossFit gyms across America, fitness seekers of all shapes and sizes flex their inner athlete by racing to finish fast-paced workouts. Each workout mixes weight lifting and gymnastics into an explosively effective and addictive new way to lose weight and carve out a new physique.
Inside the Box is Murphy’s journey through CrossFit. From staggering newcomer to evangelist, Murphy finds out how it feels, why it’s so popular, whether it can fix his broken body.
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Hansons Marathon Method.
A Renegade Path to Your Fastest Marathon
Luke Humphrey with Keith and Kevin Hanson
In Hansons Marathon Method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project reveal the methods they’ve used to turn their runners into race winners, national champions, and Olympians. Hansons Marathon Method offers a radical overhaul of marathon training that promises to turn any runner into a true marathoner and help experienced marathoners set new personal bests.
Hansons Marathon Method does away with mega long runs and high mileage weekends—two outdated traditions that make most runners miserable. Instead, runners using the Hansons method will gradually build up to the moderate-high mileage required for marathon success, spreading those miles more sensibly throughout the week. Running easy days mixed with precisely paced speed, strength, and tempo workouts, runners will steel their bodies and minds to run the hardest miles of the marathon.
Both Beginner and Advanced training programs feature the unique Hansons 16-mile long run which, as part of the Hansons program, is ideal for preparing the body for the marathon. Humphrey explains how runners should set their goal race pace and shows how to customize the Hansons method to their own needs, like adding extra racing, running more miles, and handling training interruptions.
Detailed nutrition and hydration chapters help runners pinpoint their personal energy and hydration needs so they know precisely how much to eat and drink during workouts, race week, race day, and for recovery. The Hansons approach to pacing and nutrition means marathoners will never hit the wall.
Hansons Marathon Method lays out the smartest marathon training program available from one of the most accomplished running groups in the nation. Using this innovative approach, runners will mold real marathon muscles, train their body to never hit the wall, and prepare to run their fastest marathon.
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Iron WarDave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run
Matt Fitzgerald

The 1989 Ironman® World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles.

Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman’s 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record—and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart.

In his new book Iron War, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald writes a riveting epic about how Allen and Scott drove themselves and each other through the most awe-inspiring race in sports history. Iron War goes beyond the pulse-pounding race story to offer a fascinating exploration of the lives of the world’s two toughest men and their unquenchable desire to succeed.

Weaving an examination of mental resolve into a gripping tale of athletic adventure, Iron War is a soaring narrative of two champions and the paths that led to their stunning final showdown.

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The Feed Zone CookbookFast and Flavorful Food for Athletes
Biju Thomas and Allen Lim, PhD

When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found a peloton weary of food. For years the sport's elite athletes had been underperforming on bland fare and processed bars and gels. Science held few easy answers for nutrition in the real world, where hungry athletes must buy ingredients; make meals; and enjoy eating before, during, and after each workout, day after day.

So Lim set out to make eating delicious and practical. His journey began with his mom, took him inside the kitchens of the Tour de France, and delivered him to a dinner party where he met celebrated chef Biju Thomas.

Chef Biju and Dr. Lim vetted countless meals with the world's best endurance athletes in the most demanding test kitchens. Now, in The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes, Thomas and Lim share their energy-packed, wholesome recipes to make meals easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and better for performance.

The Feed Zone Cookbook provides 150 delicious recipes that even the busiest athletes can prepare in less time than it takes to warm up for a workout. With simple recipes requiring just a handful of ingredients, Biju and Lim show how easy it is for athletes to prepare their own food, whether at home or on the go.

The Feed Zone Cookbook strikes the perfect balance between science and practice so that athletes will change the way they think about food, replacing highly processed food substitutes with real, nourishing foods that will satisfy every athlete's cravings.

The Feed Zone Cookbook includes

•150 delicious recipes illustrated with full-color photographs
•Allen Lim’s take on the science and practice of food
•Portable whole foods, including Lim's famous rice cakes and more
•Dozens of quick-prep meals for before and after workouts
•Shortcuts, substitutions, and techniques to save time in the kitchen
•Gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives to favorite dishes
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Smart Marathon Training Smart Marathon Training - Run Your Best Without Running Yourself Ragged
Jeff Horowitz

Old-school marathon training plans ask runners to crank out 70 to 100 miles a week. It's no wonder those who make it to the start line are running ragged. Smart Marathon Training maps out a healthier, more economical approach to training that emphasizes quality over quantity. This innovative program eliminates junk miles, paring down training to three essential runs per week and adding a dynamic strength and cross-training program to build overall fitness. Runners will train for their best performance in less time and avoid the injuries, overtraining, and burnout that come from running too much.
Smart Marathon Training builds up a runner's body to resist injury. Runners gain the strength they need to run long using functional exercises that target the hips, glutes, and quads. Running is a full-body sport, so this training program also builds a strong core and upper body to avoid injuries that begin above the waist.
No one fakes a marathon or half-marathon—everyone has to do the work. But Smart Marathon Training replaces long, grinding miles with low-impact cross-training. Horowitz outlines a cycling plan to complement run workouts, boosting base fitness while saving runners' bodies for their best runs.
With more than 75 detailed exercises plus six easy-to-follow training plans for half- and full marathons, Smart Marathon Training will get you to the start line feeling refreshed and ready to run your best race yet.

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