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Modern Training is a longer (~96 pages), more detailed successor to Basic Training. As the title implies, it describes the physiology principles behind the various components of a proper training system. Indeed, our understanding of the body and the training we use has evolved significantly since the days of old-school Lydiard-style training, and a lot of runners don't fully understand some of the training ideas that they are trying to use. For example, how long and how fast should a tempo run be? Ask a group of runners this question and you'll get a wide range of answers! The core of Modern Training is putting theory into practice: How does an understanding of modern exercise physiology allow us to tailor our training to improve our strengths, bolster our weaknesses, and ultimately become a better runner? Modern Training is CURRENTLY AVAILABLE at Amazon.com, so order your copy today!
Articles and Publications
Something New in Training: The Methods of Renato Canova
|Renato Canova (right) in Kenya|
The Updated Training Wisdom of John Kellogg
Columns and Injury Guides for RunnersConnect.net
I also write a weekly article on science and running for RunnersConnect.net, a great website for online coaching founded by former Brooks-Hansons runner Jeff Gaudette. The writing and coaching staff at RunnersConnect boasts an impressive collection of famous faces in the running world, and my writing there has been a great experience. In addition to my weekly articles, I have also compiled some summaries of many common running injuries. Check it out!