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Runner's world run less, run faster : become a faster, stronger runner with the revolutionary 3-run-a-week training program

by Pierce, William James, 1949-

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Hailed by the Wall Street Journal and featured twice in six months in cover stories in Runner's World magazine, FIRST's unique training philosophy makes running easier and more accessible, limits overtraining and burnout, and substantially cuts the risk of injury-while producing faster race times. T... Full description

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Summary: Hailed by the Wall Street Journal and featured twice in six months in cover stories in Runner's World magazine, FIRST's unique training philosophy makes running easier and more accessible, limits overtraining and burnout, and substantially cuts the risk of injury-while producing faster race times. The key feature is the "3 plus 2" program, which each week consists of: 3 quality runs, including track repeats, the tempo run, and the long run, which are designed to work together to improve endurance, lactate-threshold running pace, and leg speed; 2 aerobic cross-training workouts, such as swimming, rowing, or pedaling a stationary bike, which are designed to improve endurance while helping to avoid burnout. With detailed training plans for 5-K, 10-K, half-marathon, and marathon, plus tips for goal-setting, rest, recovery, injury rehab and prevention, strength training, and nutrition, this program will change the way runners think about and train for competitive races.
Physical Description: xiii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781609618025
1609618025
9781609619145
1609619145
Author Notes: Bill Pierce, listed as a marathon supercoach by Runner's World magazine, is an experienced marathoner and chair of the Health Sciences Department at Furman University.

Scott Murr , an experienced marathoner and 12-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, is director of the Furman Fitness and Aquatics Center.

Ray Moss is professor of Health Sciences and director of the Molnar Human Performance Laboratory at Furman University.

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