Lore of Running gives you unparalleled detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, and world-class athletes and races. This book will serve as your comprehensive and authoritative resource on almost every topic for understanding, enjoying, and improving your performance in the sport. It’s the one book every runner should own.
Lore of Running gives you incomparable detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world-class athletes, and races.
Author Tim Noakes blends the expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion of a dedicated runner to answer the most pressing questions for those who are serious about the sport:
How your body systems respond to training, the effects of different training methods, how to detect and avoid overtraining, and genetic versus trainable potential
How to train for the 10K up through ultramarathon with detailed programs from Noakes and several leading running experts
How to prevent and treat injuries, increase your strength and flexibility, and use proper nutrition for weight control and maximum performance
You’ll also find a candid analysis of supplements and ergogenic effects and training aids. The book includes new interviews with 10 world-class runners who share their secrets to success and longevity in the sport. Features on legendary figures and events in running history provide fascinating insights.
And that’s just scratching the surface. Lore of Running is not only the biggest and best running publication on the planet. It’s the one book every runner should own.
Part I Physiology and Biochemistry of Running
Chapter 1. Muscle Structure and Function
Chapter 2. Oxygen Transport
Chapter 3. Energy Systems
Chapter 4. Temperature Regulation
Part II Training Basics
Chapter 5. Developing a Training Foundation
Chapter 6. Learning From the Experts
Chapter 7. Avoiding Overtraining
Chapter 8. Training the Mind
Part III Transferring Training to Racing
Chapter 9. 10K to Half-Marathon
Chapter 10. Marathon
Chapter 11. Ultramarathon
Chapter 12. Pushing the Limits of Performance
Part IV Running Health
Chapter 13. Ergogenic Aids
Chapter 14. Staying Injury Free
Chapter 15. Health Benefits
Dr. Timothy Noakes is Discovery health professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town and director of the medical research council/UCT research unit for exercise science and sports medicine at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands. Noakes received his MD from the University of Cape Town. He is a veteran of more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons. He is an editorial board member for many international sport science journals and a former president of the South African Sports Medicine Association. In 1999, he was elected as one of 22 founding members of the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Science Academy. Noakes is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He and his wife, Marilyn Anne, reside in Cape Town, South Africa.