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Part One: SPEED, STRENGTH & AGILITYCh. 1 This is SpeedRunnerCh. 2 Speed: Human LocomotionCh. 3 Speed: AccelerationCh. 4 Speed: Maximum VelocityCh. 5 StrengthCh. 6 Agility, Balance & ProprioceptionCh. 7 Energy Systems & Speed EnduranceCh. 8 RecoveryPart Two: THE WORKOUTSCh. 9 SpeedRunner Exercises, Workouts, and Drills Part Three: THE SCHEDULESCh. 10 The SpeedRunner Programs* Four-Week Core Training* Two-Week Core-plus Training* Speed-only Training* Stand-Alone & Maintenance Sessions* Metrics TestingGlossaryBibliography

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SpeedRunner offers a 4-week training program designed to make any athlete a faster runner-no matter the sport, age, gender, experience, or goals.

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Pete Magill is a running coach, accomplished athlete, and contributor to Runner's World, Competitor, and formerly to Running Times. His popular columns, Magill on Masters, The Long Run, and The Performance Page covered training, nutrition, and mental training. As a coach, Magill has led his masters clubs to 19 USATF National Masters Championships in cross country and road racing. Currently a coach with Southern California's Cal Coast Track Club and California Triathlon Club, Magill has worked with athletes of all ages, from youth through masters. He holds multiple American and world age-group records in the sports of track & field and road racing, and he is a 5-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year. Magill is author of Build Your Running Body and The Born Again Runner.


"When Pete Magill talks, smart runners listen." --Scott Douglas, Runner's World senior content editor "Whether you're just starting out as a runner or starting afresh, you can do no better than heed the guidance of running's ultimate comeback kid, Pete Magill." --Matt Fitzgerald, author of How Bad Do You Want It? and Racing Weight "Do what Pete says and you're sure to run stronger, healthier, and faster." --Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner, Runner's World editor at large "Build Your Running Body represents something new and needed in sports literature. This is the 'right stuff' for runners who want to get faster, enjoy running more, and stay injury-free for a lifetime." --Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of both the New York City and Boston marathons "[Build Your Running Body is] an informative, friendly guide that all runners can grow with and will likely return to over time." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Build Your Running Body is the most useful, info-packed, and comprehensive training manual I've ever read. Coaches will find it invaluable, and runners of all levels will use it as a complete guide to reaching their goals." --Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner and Runner's World editor-at-large "Build Your Running Body is nothing short of the Unified Theory of Running...This book covers it all." --Ken Stone, founder and editor of "I've said it before, and I'm saying it again: If you want to run faster, do what Pete Magill says. It's that simple." --Scott Douglas, Runner's World contributing editor, author or co-author of 7 running books, including Meb for Mortals and Advanced Marathoning

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