The Runner's Edge by Stephen McGregor

By Stephen McGregor

Elite runners have lengthy depended on know-how to research functionality, maximize education, and problem the aggressive limitations of the game. critical runners lengthy sought a similar merits in basic terms to be faced with a expensive and complex procedure. now not any more. Now, The Runner's Edge is yours.

The Runner's Edge takes you inside of tech-based education, from the collection of velocity and distance units to be had to some great benefits of monitoring and studying your effects with the most recent software program. With the most up-tp-date examine in recreation and technological know-how, you are going to discover ways to leverage expertise for extra efficient exercises and speedier occasions.

Written through scientist, trainer, and coaching pioneer Stephen J. McGregor, PhD, and best-selling writer and working specialist Matt Fitzgerald, The Runner's Edge presents new insights into technology-based education. during this exceptional paintings, you will research those talents:

-Determine speed goals for your entire workouts.

-Define optimum weekly and long term education loads.

-Identify and handle strengths and weaknesses on your working fitness.

-Recognize classes of overreaching leading to disorder or overtraining.

-Identify plateaus to make sure revolutionary training.

-Taper your software to top for optimum performance.
Complete with a client deciding to buy advisor, pattern courses from 5K to marathon, instructions for utilizing expertise on race day, and triathlon-specific concepts, The Runner's Edge will revolutionize your working routine. event the facility of technology-based education, and step as much as elite-level functionality.

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It’s also like a math equation, with input and output. The input is the work you do, which can be viewed in objective terms (distance and time) or physiological terms (such as training stress score). The output is the results of the work you do. Technology is useful in relation to both sides of the training equation. Let’s start with a look at the input side. Here are several of the more useful metrics you can use to quantify your training. Others are discussed in later chapters. Miles, or Kilometers, per Week Miles per week (or kilometers per week, for those on the metric system) is the most commonly used metric for training load.

A speed and distance device supports this type of monitoring by enabling you to accurately and consistently track your running mileage and record mileage data in your performance management software for later reference. 2 miles the week after that). Hours per Week The amount of time you spend running in a week is another volume metric that is closely related to total weekly running distance. Changes in the number of hours and minutes you run each week will tend to follow changes in the number of miles or kilometers you run each week in linear fashion, whether upward or downward.

It is a perfectly legitimate measurement of absolute work performed and has a variety of practical uses. For example, collective evidence suggests that first-time marathon runners should aim for a peak weekly training distance of at least 40 miles (64 km) to ensure a successful marathon experience, while those reaching for the elite level must exceed 100 miles per week in their heaviest training period. Running mileage doesn’t tell the whole story, however. A mile can be run at a variety of speeds.

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