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Faster Road Racing

Faster Road Racing


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    Renowned running authority, coach, and best-selling author Pete Pfitzinger teams with Philip Latter, senior writer for Running Times, in this must-have training guide for the most popular race distances, including the 5K, 10K, and half marathon.

    Faster Road Racing: 5K to Half Marathon presents easy-to-follow programs proven to give you an edge in your next race. You’ll discover detailed plans for race-specific distances as well as expert advice on balancing training and recovery, cross-training, nutrition, tapering, and training over age 40. And for serious runners who compete in numerous races throughout the year, Pfitzinger’s multi-race, multi-distance training plans are invaluable.

    Faster Road Racing is your all-inclusive resource on running your fastest at distances of 5K, 8K to 10K, 15K to 10 miles, and the half marathon.

    Table of Contents


    Part I: Training Components

    Chapter 1 Elements of Training
    Chapter 2 Balancing Training and Recovery
    Chapter 3 Supplementary Training
    Chapter 4 The Well-Fed Runner’s Diet
    Chapter 5 Considerations for Masters Runners
    Chapter 6 Tapering for Peak Performance

    Part II: Training for Peak Performance

    Chapter 7 Following the Schedules
    Chapter 8 Base Training
    Chapter 9 Training for 5K Races
    Chapter 10 Training for 8K to 10K Races
    Chapter 11 Training for 15K and 10-Mile Races
    Chapter 12 Training for the Half Marathon
    Chapter 13 Training for Multiple Race Distances

    Appendix A Pace Chart
    Appendix B Equivalent Race Performances
    Appendix C Workout Paces

    References and Recommended Readings
    About the Authors