Build Your Running Body is a revolutionary and wide-ranging total-body running programme, written by a specialist team of running experts and based on the latest research in physiology and sports science.
Whether you’re a casual jogger, a beginner looking to train seriously for the first time or an experienced runner hoping to improve your time, there is a better way to train than relentlessly pounding miles.
Build Your Running Body features over 150 workouts, from weight-training to resistance work and plyometrics that can be tailored to suit runners of any level, training for any distance. There’s also exercises to prevent injury and the best methods to rehabilitate common problems, nutrition guidance, almost 400 photos to make following the programme as easy as possible, interviews and tips from leading runners and coaches that explain how elite runners train and race strategy for the weeks leading up to a race.
You can now read an exclusive extract on Outdoor Fitness Magazine’s website here.
“Everyone, from beginners to would-be elites, could do worse than start with Build Your Running Body. It covers almost everything, from kit to training and diet to a potted history of running itself and it does it all with admirable detail… Think of it as the road atlas in the car boot of your running journey.”
Alexandra Heminsley, ‘Independent’
“This is the best running book ever.”
‘Bob Anderson, founder of Runner’s World‘
“Build Your Running Body represents something new and needed in sports literature. This is the ‘right stuff’ for runners who simply want to get faster, enjoy running more, and stay injury-free for a lifetime.”
‘Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of both the New York City and Boston Marathons’
“Aims to be a definitive and comprehensive guide to runners for all levels of abilities and distances… Clear and accessible and pitched for a range of levels… it’s like a coach is relaying knowledge and information to you in first person.”
‘Plodding Along Nicely Blog’
“The most comprehensive guide to training available… this easy-to-use workout manual is the first training book to target the individual components of our running bodies.”
‘Outdoor Fitness Magazine’
“The most comprehensive running book I’ve ever seen… It answers every question you may ever have had about running… whether you’re new to running or you’ve completed several marathons.”
“I was absolutely blown away by the sheer amount and quality of information contained in this book… It was highly refreshing to read something with a truly science-based approach to everything from training to nutrition to recovery… The ultimate running resource.”
‘One Step Closer to the Edge’
“It’s a tool and something that has already put me in the right direction with questions I have been asking myself for years… the book is referenced so well… This really is a great book.”
“This detailed book has tried to cover it all and done a hell of a job of it… What is contained in the many pages is advice and tips for runners of all abilities and for all distances… This is a stunningly comprehensive book.”
The Sports Book Review
For the beginner or the athlete looking for a personal best, Build Your Running Body is a comprehensive guide of coaching wisdom and accessible advice.
Pete Magill is a columnist for Running Times magazine and has coached running at every age level from youth to masters. Thomas Schwartz is a professional running coach and runs The Run Zone website while Melissa Breyer is a columnist for the Discovery Channel’s Treehugger blog.