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by J. Gerry Purdy

This book of charts maps the current progress of a runner and lists the running programs necessary to improve. It provides thousands of individualized workouts and takes the guesswork out of training. There are easy-to-use schedules for runners of every ability. It was, and still is, "the" book to understand effort levels and training procedures within the reach of each user.
Download Computerized Running Training Programs epub
ISBN: 0911520007
ISBN13: 978-0911520002
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Other Team Sports
Author: J. Gerry Purdy
Language: English
Publisher: Tafnews Pr (June 1970)
Pages: 258 pages
ePUB size: 1767 kb
FB2 size: 1123 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 191
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Never got the $18.00 deal as it was advertised
Between about 1954 and 1984 I read huge amounts of material on training for middle distance running - books, magazines and journal articles on sports physiology. Nothing I read, and nothing I was told by several High School and College coaches of the time came close to explaining what interval training really was, how it worked or why. This book contains most of this explanatory information in the introductions to each chapter. Once the recovery aspect of this training method was made clear, I could use the tables to design workouts for running 10K and 15K road races. (By that time the "running boom" was growing fast and I had "aged up" into the master's group.) Nonetheless, with no real coaching available in the mid-1980's, I added one good, long, "middle distance" interval session per week. Sometimes I did it every two weeks. I used a combination of a college track and a nearby measured cross country course. I designed several different workouts to avoid boredom. I ended up running faster, longer and with better form than at any younger age. I had to quit competition because of family and job commitments. Otherwise, I think I was headed towards "top ten" rankings (regionally) within the coming year. The only other ingredient a runner needs is a good reference on sensible, active recovery workouts after the interval training and how to be careful in building up your volume of work over the long term to avoid injury. Books on foot care, shoes and orthotics might be good as well. There used to be a booklet by Tom Osler called "The Conditioning of Distance Runners." I suspect it is out of print, but by now there must be updated resources (see books on "periodization"). If you don't have access to a good coach, or even if you do but want to learn more, this may be the best studying you can do. I believe these workouts can be modified for use by swimmers and cyclists without too much difficulty.
This book helps you see where your running potential lies. You can find out, based on your PR in a given event, how fast your intervals should be run.