Training for Young Distance Runners

Author(s): Lawrence S. Greene


Race your best this season with science-based training specifically geared for teenage runners. Your performance will soar when you follow the proven guidelines on designing customized daily, weekly, and seasonal programs. Running experts Larry Greene and Russ Pate combine the latest research with what works in the most successful high school and college programs throughout the country. You'll learn how to optimize performance through tempo running, interval training, technique drills, circuit and weight training, and flexibility exercises. And you'll gain a competitive advantage by applying guidelines for choosing the best foods and nutritional supplements, developing mental fitness, and preventing injuries."Training for Young Distance Runners" has everything you need to build a winning training program for cross country, track and field, and road racing events. Get this book and get ahead of the pack!


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""""Excellent teaching tool for young runners and their coaches. A comprehensive guide that goes beyond the basics of how to develop a successful training plan.""" Gina ProcaccioHead women's track & field and cross country coach Villanova University """Anyone who has ever wondered when to begin, how much to do, and what types of activities should be part of a youth training program will find this to be an up-to-date, thoughtful, and effective guide.""" Don KardongSenior Writer, "Runners World"Placed 4th in 1976 Olympic marathon """This book covers every aspect of distance training for teenage runners. Filled with the latest science-based training advice, it certainly will help young runners achieve their performance goals.""" Paul JorgensenHead girls and boys cross country coach Flathead High School (MT) """Training for Young Distance Runners is a must read for all coaches. This book provides the reader with great scientific knowledge that is needed in creating your own coaching style.""" Beth Alford-SullivanHead women's track & field and cross country coach"

Larry Greene is an exercise physiologist at the University of Colorado. Russ Pate is recognised as a leading researcher in the field with a PhD in Exercise Physiology and a specialty in youth exercise. Both authors are former young runners.

General Fields

  • : 9780736050913
  • : Human Kinetics Publishers
  • : Human Kinetics Publishers
  • : 248mm X 178mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 613.711
  • : 240
  • : 14 black & white illustrations, 87 black & white halftones
  • : Lawrence S. Greene
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition