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Training Essentials for Ultrarunning : How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance - Jason Koop

Training Essentials for Ultrarunning

How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance

By: Jason Koop, Jim Rutberg (As told to)

Paperback

Published: 1st May 2016
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When elite ultrarunners have a need for speed, they turn to coach Jason Koop. Now the sport’s leading coach makes his highly effective ultramarathon training methods available to ultrarunners of all abilities in his book Training Essentials for Ultrarunning.

Ultramarathoners have traditionally piled on the miles or tried an approach that worked for a friend. Yet ultramarathons are not just longer marathons; simply running more will not prepare you for the race experience you want. Ultramarathon requires a new and specific approach to training. Training Essentials for Ultrarunning will revolutionize training for those who want to race an ultramarathon instead of just gutting it out to the finish line.

Koop's race-proven ultramarathon program is based on sound science, the most current research, and years of experience coaching the sport’s star runners to podium performances. Packed with practical advice and vetted training methods, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is the new, must-have resource for first-timers and ultramarathon veterans.

Runners using Training Essentials for Ultrarunning will gain much more than Koop’s training approach:

  • The science behind ultramarathon performance
  • Common ultramarathon failure points and how to solve them
  • How to use interval training to focus workouts, make gains, reduce injuries, and race faster
  • Simple, effective fueling and hydration strategies
  • Koop’s A.D.A.P.T. method for making the right decisions to solve a race-day crisis

Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is a breakthrough work that brings together sound scientific principles and years of coaching experience to create the definitive training manual of our time. Dean Karnazes, ultrarunner and author of Ultramarathon Man"Jason Koop masterfully communicates complex science in a way that everyone can understand. So if you're looking for a technical guide to ultras, look no further than Training Essentials for Ultrarunning." - Bryon Powell, founder of iRunFar.com and author of Relentless Forward Progress"Everyone has an inexhaustible well of grit, guts, and determination, but great training helps, too. If you want to come to Leadville and succeed, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is a book you need to read." Ken Chlouber, founder of the Leadville Trail 100 Run"Having Jason Koop as a coach has been exactly what I needed in order to train properly both physically and mentally. Kaci Lickteig, professional ultrarunner"Having Koop as my coach has simplified and amplified my training to new heights. Timothy Olson, professional ultrarunner and Western States 100 course record holder"Jason has helped me to be the best athlete I can be, which has often involved mental and emotional training as much as physical. I'm pretty much a wreck without him." Dakota Jones, professional ultrarunner Coach Koop is quietly one of the most influential people in the sport of ultrarunning. Dylan Bowman, The North Face athlete, 3x Top Ten Finisher at Western States"Coach Koop details how to strategically prioritize preparation for ultras, without being distracted by popular physiological manipulation that leads to marginal performance gains. Coach Koop focuses on metrics the athlete has control over as an ultra runner, with the ultimate goal of the athlete embracing the culture of what it means to be an ultra runner. Holden S-H. MacRae, PhD, Professor of Sports Medicine, Pepperdine University and High Performance Physiologist for Red Bull"

ISBN: 9781937715458
ISBN-10: 1937715450
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 1st May 2016
Publisher: VeloPress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.68