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Training Essentials for Ultrarunning : How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your
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When elite ultrarunners have a need for speed, they turn to coach Jason Koop. Koop reveals his highly effective method of ultramarathon training in his new book TRAINING ESSENTIALS FOR ULTRARUNNING.
The traditional way of training for an ultramarathon is to simply pile on the miles or try an approach that worked for a friend. Koop's method will revolutionize training for those who want to race an ultramarathon instead of just finish.
Koop's ultramarathon program is rooted in a structured, periodized ultra training plan that focuses on developing an athlete's energy systems. Ultrarunners will use interval training to improve fitness, efficiency, and speed. Koop shares how he uses technology to monitor training and evaluate fitness on training terrain that renders traditional tools less useful. He'll cover overtraining and over-racing, leading causes of injury and under-performance for many ultrarunners. He shares his ADAPT system to ensure good decision-making during races and guides runners through common digestion issues, heat management, cramps, and injuries. Runners will create their own personal ultramarathon race strategy and develop mental toughness. Koop and his elite athletes will offer their view of how to best race beloved American ultras like Western States, Hardrock, Badwater, and Leadville.
A revolution is coming to ultrarunning as ultramarathoners shed old habits and embrace the smarter methods that science and experience show are better. TRAINING ESSENTIALS FOR ULTRARUNNING is the go-to training reference for performance-oriented ultrarunners. Includes contributions from Dakota Jones, Alex Varner, Kaci Lickteig, Dean Karnazes, Dylan Bowman, Timothy Olsen, and Ryan Ghelfi.