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Preparing to run; planning your programme; scheduling your training.
Richard L. Brown, PhD, is a veteran coach and an exercise
physiologist. His career began in 1963 as a three-sport coach at
Bullis Preparatory School in Maryland. It continued at the United
States Naval Academy, then at Mt. Blue High School in Maryland, and
with the Athletics West track team as an exercise physiologist and
director. In 1983, Brown was head coach of the U.S. world
championship cross-country team, and he's been coaching
independently ever since. He has also served as a personal coach to
an impressive list of world-class athletes, including Mary Decker
Slaney, Suzy Favor Hamilton, and Vicki Huber. He is one of the few
coaches to have coached athletes in the Summer and Winter Olympic
Games and the Paralympics. He has coached athletes in each of the
last five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, and 2000).Brown
earned his PhD in exercise and movement sciences from the
University of Oregon in 1992. He currently lives in Coburg, Oregon.
Joe Henderson combined his passion for running with his natural
talent for writing and became one of the most prolific running
writers on the planet. Although Henderson never accomplished his
first career goal of becoming a high school or college running
coach, through his advice in hundreds of magazines and books and in
frequent speeches to running groups, he has indirectly coached
thousands of runners.Henderson was born in Illinois in 1943 and
grew up in Iowa, where he began running at age 14. After graduating
from Drake University in Des Moine, he began his work in running
journalism at Track & Field News. Today he continues as a columnist
with Runner's World and as the publisher of the newsletter
Running Commentary. He has authored or coauthored 24 books
including the best-selling Marathon Training as well as four
others from Human Kinetics--Best Runs, Better Runs,
Coaching Cross Country Successfully, and Running
101.Henderson has twice been named Journalist of the Year by
the Road Runners Club of America. He is also a member of the Club's
Hall of Fame. Henderson lives in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife,
""""I wanted to just keep reading! The authors' comfortable wisdom
covers running improvement essentials at all levels in minimal
pages. The functional format will help you reach your goals and
Doris Brown Heritage
five-time world cross country champion and two-time Olympian
"""Dick Brown is the most knowledgeable all-around coach in the country. If he can't get you to achieve your goal, no one can!"""
3-time Olympian, 1500 meters
Head Track & Cross Country Coach, California State-San Marcos
From Oklahoma Runner and Triathlete
"""With Henderson, these running experts give you the one book that will help you get more out of your workouts and go the distance in your personal fitness goals."""
""Fitness Running "is the perfect companion for both racers and recreational runner/joggers."""