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Part I Genetics and RunningChapter 1 Running's Nature-Versus-Nurture Debate Chapter 2 Genes That Influence Performance Chapter 3 Genetic Differences Between Elite and Nonelite Runners Part II Biomechanics of RunningChapter 4 The Body While Running Chapter 5 Refinement in Running Form Chapter 6 Running Surfaces, Shoes, and Orthotics Part III Physiological Factors in Running Performance Chapter 7 Maximal Aerobic Capacity (VO2max) Chapter 8 Running Economy Chapter 9 Minimum Velocity for Maximal Aerobic Capacity (vVO2max) Chapter 10 Velocity at Lactate Threshold Chapter 11 Maximal Running Speed Chapter 12 Resistance to Fatigue Part IV Training Modes and Methods for RunnersChapter 13 General Strength Training Chapter 14 Running-Specific Strength Training Chapter 15 Hill Training Chapter 16 Speed Training Chapter 17 Cross-Training Chapter 18 Altitude Training Part V Training Variables and Systems in Running Chapter 19 Volume and Frequency Chapter 20 Intensity Chapter 21 Recovery Chapter 22 Periodization and Block Systems Chapter 23 Strength Training for Endurance Runners Part VI Optimal Training for Specific Conditioning Chapter 24 VO2max Increase Chapter 25 Economy Enhancement Chapter 26 vVO2max Gain Chapter 27 Lactate-Threshold Upgrade Chapter 28 Increasing Maximal Running Speed Chapter 29 Promoting Resistance to Fatigue Part VII Molecular Biological Changes in RunningChapter 30 Training Effects at the Molecular Level Chapter 31 Training Favoring Molecular Enrichment Part VIII Distance-Specific TrainingChapter 32 Training for 800 Meters Chapter 33 Training for 1,500 Meters and the Mile Chapter 34 Training for 5Ks Chapter 35 Training for 10Ks Chapter 36 Training for Half Marathons Chapter 37 Training for Marathons Chapter 38 Training for Ultramarathons Part IX Sports Medicine for RunnersChapter 39 Running Injuries and Health Risks Chapter 40 Prevention of Running Injuries Chapter 41 Health Benefits of Running Chapter 42 Health Considerations for Special Running Populations Part X Running NutritionChapter 43 Energy Sources and Fuel Use for Runners Chapter 44 Eating for Enhanced Endurance and Speed Chapter 45 Fueling Strategies During a Run Chapter 46 Weight Control and Body Composition Chapter 47 Ergogenic Aids for Running Part XI Psychology of RunningChapter 48 The Brain and the Experience of Fatigue Chapter 49 Psychological Strategies for Improved Performance Chapter 50 Addictive Aspects of Running

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Owen Anderson, PhD, has been a regular contributor to Runner's World, Shape, Men's Health, Peak Performance, National Geographic Adventure, and Sports Injury Bulletin. He has written extensively on the topics of running training, strength training for running, sports nutrition, and injury prevention, and he developed the neural system of training, which diminishes the emphasis on mileage and promotes the use of high-quality running and the progression of running-specific strength training to achieve optimal running fitness. Anderson is the founder of Lansing Sports Management, which coaches elite athletes from Kenya and manages their international competitions. He has enjoyed a successful career coaching runners of all levels, including notables such as Benjamin Simatei, the winner of the Park Forest 10-mile race in Chicago, Illinois, and Chemtai Rionotukei, who in 2012 and 2013 has six victories, two course records, and 14 top-four finishes in U.S. road races, including a win at the 2013 Fifth Third River Bank 25K. Anderson is the race director of the annual Lansing Marathon, Lansing Half Marathon, and Ekiden Relay. In addition, he hosts running camps throughout the U.S., including the Lansing Marathon Running Camp in Thetford Center, Vermont. Anderson is also the CEO of Lansing Moves the World, a nonprofit foundation that coordinates three projects, including an after school program for Lansing children age 9 to 14, a tree planting program in east Africa, and a program for families and children victimized by the recent violence in the Tana River Delta district of Kenya. Anderson was awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship and completed his PhD at Michigan State University.

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