Author(s): Cathy Utzschneider
Run faster, stronger and longer, and remain injury free regardless of age. With Mastering Running, optimal performance and new personal bests await. Cathy Utzschneider, herself a highly accomplished and renowned masters runner and coach, has created the definitive guide for runners, athletes and fitness buffs. Mastering Running contains all the advice and instruction you'd expect from an elite-level coach. With details on segmenting, front running, tapering, recovering and nutrition, this is the guide to refer to time and again for a lifetime of serious running.
Masters runner and coach Dr. Cathy Utzschneider began running competitively when aged 40. Between the ages of 40 and 50 she was ranked fifth in the world in her age group and won six USA Track and Field age-group titles and a silver medal at the Nike World Masters Games. For the past 20 years she has trained hundreds of runners ranging from beginners to Olympians. As current head coach of the Liberty Athletic Club, the first and longest-operating all-women's running club in the USA, Cathy has coached members to three world and six American age-group records and three world age-group gold medals.
Part I: The Masters Runner; Chapter 1. Masters Runners-The Never-Ending Pursuit; Chapter 2. Understanding Runners and Aging; Chapter 3. Meeting the Challenge of Aging; Chapter 4. Biomechanics of Good Form; Chapter 5. Warding Off Injuries; Chapter 6. Flexibility and Stretching; Part II: Training; Chapter 7. Goal Setting for Fitness and Competition; Chapter 8. Getting Faster; Chapter 9. Getting Stronger; Part III: Event-Specific Training Programs; Chapter 10. Mile and 5K; Chapter 11. 10K and Half Marathon; Chapter 12. Marathon; Part IV: Competing; Chapter 13. Race Strategy; Chapter 14. Beyond the Standard Events.