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  • How to Find Your Limit and Train to Maximize Your Performance
  • Written by: Steve Magness
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Written by: Steve Magness
Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
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If you are looking for how to finish your first 5k, this book isn't for you. The Science of Running is written for those of us looking to maximize our performance, get as close to our limits as possible, and more than anything find out how good we can be, or how good our athletes can be. In The Science of Running, elite coach and exercise physiologist Steve Magness integrates the latest research with the training processes of the world's best runners, to deliver an in depth look at how to maximize your performance.

It is a unique book that conquers both the scientific and practical points of running in two different sections. The first is aimed at identifying what limits running performance from a scientific standpoint. You will take a tour through the inside of the body, learning what causes fatigue, how we produce energy to run, and how the brain functions to hold you back from super-human performance. In section two, we turn to the practical application of this information and focus on the process of training to achieve your goals. You will learn how to develop training plans and to look at training in a completely different way. The Science of Running does not hold back information and is sure to challenge you to become a better athlete, coach, or exercise scientist.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Fantastic Resource

I read the ebook a couple years ago when I started running more seriously and found it to be one of the best run specific resources available.

I was extremely happy to see the audiobook available, and grabbed a copy for a listen. Its still in my top recommended reads for runners and the best part about this audiobook - it includes all the plans you'll need in the accompanying PDF.

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Amazing

I’m actually just a race horse trainer looking for more education in training them. I’m not even a runner myself… yet ;). But for me at the novice level within the field of exercise science this book was outstanding. I will listen to this over and over and over again.

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