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Run Smart : Using Science to Improve Performance and Expose Marathon Running's Greatest Myths
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Run Smart uses the latest scientific research to show how preparing for, and running, marathons can be made easier, and in doing so challenges many of the myths that surround marathon running. The book will draw on the author's experience as one of the UK's leading sports scientists, his extensive research background in marathon running, and his experience as a marathon runner, to provide credible advice to runners to support their preparation for a marathon. The book will challenge many current concepts, myths, and ideas, and provide science-based alternatives in areas such as training and nutrition that will optimize and ease a runner's preparation for, and completion of, the 26.2 mile distance.
This highly accessible book will use the latest scientific findings to support new runners training for their first marathon and help more experienced athletes improve and train smarter.