This updated and revised edition of Training Essentials for Ultrarunning provides the most comprehensive training advice available for anyone wanting to run an ultramarathon. Written by experienced ultrarunner Jason Koop, coach to Olympic athletes and world-record holders, it offers sound Advice on distance goals, how to structure your training program according to your own physiology, shoe choice and gear selection, nutrition needs during long runs and races (including what sort of food is best), hydration strategies, when you might need a sports drink or gel supplement versus only water alone; coping with altitude sickness; injury prevention/treatment; race preparation including tapering suggestions ;and mental tips garnered from his years coaching some of the sport’s elites Ultrarunning is exploding in popularity as more runners are discovering that this challenging sport can be really rewarding both physically and emotionally. Whether you’re thinking about running your first ultra or have been pounding out 50-milers for a while now, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning has everything you need right here between its covers , including: A brand new chapter on women’s health considerations specific to ultrarruns Updated guidelines throughout based on the latest scientific research An expanded section on nutrition, including recipes A troubleshooting guide to help you solve common problems Helpful.
For who is this book for ?
Written by experienced ultrarunner Jason Koop, coach to Olympic athletes and world-record holders, this book offers sound advice on distance goals, how to structure your training program according to your own physiology, shoe choice and gear selection.
- The book is updated and revised, so the information included is reliable.
- This is a comprehensive training guide for ultrarunning, written by an experienced ultrarunner.
- The topics covered in the book are relevant to runners of all levels who want to run an ultramarathon.
- It is a bit dense
- A lot of it might be obvious to experienced ultrarunners
- It can be expensive
Learn more about the author
Jason Koop is the head coach of CTS (coachtheseries.com), and his athletes have won national titles, set world records and competed at Olympic Games. He is a contributing editor for Trail Runner magazine and writes for RunnersWorld.com, Competitor.com, iRunFar.com, UltraRunning Magazine ,and many others.
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