Improving Sports Performance in Middle and Long-Distance Running

A Scientific Approach to Race Preparation


Author: Joanne Fallowfield,David M. Wilkinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 221

View: 7791

Addresses the physiological demands of middle and long-distance running presenting contemporary research on running and sporting performance which will be invaluable for athletes, coaches and sports science students. Rather than laying down another training doctrine for athletes and coaches to follow rigidly, it aims to provide prescriptive, sports-specific advice as far as is presently possible to enable all athletes to optimise their sporting performance. It addresses the physiological demands of middle and long distance running, presenting contemporary research on running. It also covers the limitations to running performance; the application of this knowledge to training and preparation for performance; methods by which the runner, coach and sports scientist can assess and monitor running performance; and special considerations for optimising performance including nutritional and environmental issues. This is the first book in the 'Improving Sports Performance' series. It draws on the expertise of applied exercise physiologists who have direct experience of working with elite performers and coaches. The book is aimed at three groups of people. First, sports participants aspiring to improve their personal performance through a more complete understanding of the application of science. Second, coaches of such athletes who wish to complement the art of coaching by basing their training programmes upon rational scientific principles. Third, sports science and physical education students with an interest in implementing the theoretical background of their course in an applied sporting context.

Modern Training and Physiology for Middle and Long-Distance Runners


Author: John Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615790299

Category: Running

Page: 96

View: 7651

Explains the practical aspects of exercise physiology and modern coaching, including energy systems, the aerobic and anaerobic thresholds, VO2 max, running economy, muscle fibers, and more. In addition, it covers how these ideas should inform both your day-to-day workouts and the underlying philosophy that forms the foundation of your training program.

The Youth and Teen Running Encyclopedia

A Complete Guide for Middle and Long Distance Runners Ages 6 to 18


Author: Mick Grant,John Molvar

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495425783

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3119

This "is the first ever complete guide for middle and distance runners ages 6 to 18 and their coaches and parents. It shows the proven formula of Mick Grant, which produced National Champions several years in a row from a group of ordinary local kids, near Mick's home in Northeast Massachusetts, who asked him to be their coach. The book lays out in detail how youth and teen athletes and their coaches or parents can take them to successively higher levels, year after year, after year, following the proven success of Mick's training program. What differentiates this program and this book from other programs and books is that it is a unique blend of building endurance and improving basic speed throughout the year, so that the athlete is much better next year than they are this year. The program uses a FUN FIRST approach, making sure the athlete is enjoying what they are doing, and staying healthy to allow consistent training. It is the first such book to cover every topic imaginable for the youth and teen middle/distance runner, jammed packed with over 225 pages of vital information. This book is a must read for all youth runners age 6 to 18, and anyone helping youth runners starting on the way to a life long enjoyment of running, and a successful running career, including youth runners, parents of youth runners, youth runner club coaches, and high school coaches. While this book is geared to youth runners, it is a valuable resource to all middle and distance runners and coaches, regardless of age or level, because the same basic principles apply to all middle and distances runners." --P. [4] of cover.

Running to the Top


Author: Arthur Lydiard,Garth Gilmour

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 3891244401

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

View: 948

In this book Arthur Lydiard presents an overview of the techniques of middle and long distance running. His description of a systematic, detailed training programme for beginners and top-runners is based on a clear defined conception of fitness. Beneath detailed schedules for training, the book includes tips concerning equipment, kit, nutrition, prevention of injury, therapy and the relationship between the coach and the athlete.

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Running


Author: John A. Hawley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047075687X

Category: Medical

Page: 112

View: 4551

This title in the acclaimed Handbook of Sports Medicine and Sports Science provides a clearly presented 'one-stop' source of information on all aspects of the sport. The nutritional and training strategies in the book are aimed at improving a runner's performance, while the section on the medical care of the runner will help prevent injuries and aid in the correct diagnosis and management of basic athletic trauma. The text contains contributions from a team of world leaders in their respective fields to provide a truly international perspective on this sporting specialty.

Altitude Training and Athletic Performance


Author: Randall L. Wilber

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736001571

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 486

Addresses the physiology of altitude training, limitations to competing and training at altitude, and a variety of other topics related to the effect of altitude training on athletic performance.

Sports Science Handbook: I-Z


Author: Simon P. R. Jenkins

Publisher: multi-science publishing

ISBN: 9780906522370

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 3797

A valuable reference source for professionals and academics in this field, this is an encyclopedia-dictionary of the many scientific and technical terms now encountered in kinesiology and exercise science.