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Multisport: New Run Workouts Help Runners and Triathletes Unlock Speed

Boulder, CO, USA - March 31, 2009 - VeloPress has published Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes, a book of running workouts and training plans by world-class running and triathlon coach Bobby McGee. Review copies are available for media and bloggers.

All too often, runners reach a plateau in fitness because they do the same type of training, week after week. To see improvements in fitness, athletes need to vary the kinds of workouts they do. For runners, this means mixing up endurance runs with hill repeats, intervals, and track workouts.

Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes is the perfect tool for self-coached athletes who want variety in their training. Olympic running and triathlon coach Bobby McGee has teamed up with world champion marathoner Mark Plaatjes to give runners of all levels a complete collection of workouts and training plans.

Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes features 21 training plans for all the most popular race distances; 5km, 10km, half-marathon, marathon, Olympic-distance triathlon, half-Ironman, and Ironman. Each plan offers three performance levels, and McGee explains precisely how runners can determine their training paces and balance hard days with easy days.

McGee offers new takes on the workouts all runners and triathletes should practice and master. Each training plan incorporates 80 fresh and challenging workouts including endurance runs, intervals, hills, Yassos, and a variety of tests and bricks. Runners and triathletes can pepper these workouts into their own training plans.

With its compact size and sweatproof pages, this is the ideal book to take to the track or trailhead. Forewords by Timothy Noakes, MD, author of the best-selling Lore of Running, and pro triathlete Samantha McGlone.

Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes
By Bobby McGee with Marathon Plans by Mark Plaatjes
Forewords by Timothy Noakes and Samantha McGlone
Spiral-bound with sweatproof pages. 2-color interior.
5" x 7", 200 pp. | VP-WBRW, $29.95 | 978-1-934030-33-2

* 16 million Americans ran on 100 or more days per year in 2007. (Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association)
* There were 15,500 running events in 2007 including 630 half-marathons and 425 marathons. (Running USA)
* Sweatproof paper and compact size make this a practical, portable training tool for runners and triathletes

Bobby McGee is an internationally certified track and field coach whose athletes have produced world records, won world championships, and been consistently ranked amongst the best in their events. He coaches runners and triathletes, and has worked with USA Triathlon preparing athletes for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games.

Mark Plaatjes is the 1993 Marathon Gold medal winner at the World Track and Field championships. In addition to being a world champion, Mark's running record includes a win at the 1991 Los Angeles Marathon and a 6th place finish in the 1993 Boston marathon. Mark owns a private physical therapy practice and specializes in treating runners and athletes. He currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, and coaches recreational and elite runners.

VeloPress is an endurance sports and fitness publisher with books on cycling, triathlon, running, swimming, yoga, nutrition, and the histories and personalities of our sports. VeloPress is the book publishing division of Competitor Group, Inc., publisher of VeloNews, Triathlete, Inside Triathlon, and Competitor magazines and producer of Elite Racing's rock 'n roll marathons and half-marathons and the Muddy Buddy adventure series.


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