Discover the hard science that will help you run faster, endure for longer, and avoid injury.
Analyze your running style and learn how to enhance your gait for optimum efficiency and safety.
Transform your performance with exercises targeting strength, flexibility, and recovery - each exercise annotated to reveal the muscle mechanics so you know you're getting it right.
Understand the science behind your body's energy systems and how to train to maximize energy storage and conversion.
Follow training and exercise programs tailored to different abilities and distances, from 5K to marathon.
Whether you are new to running or an experienced runner, this book will help you achieve your goals and stay injury-free.
About the Author
Chris Napier earned a diploma in Sport Physiotherapy in 2007 and is now Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, with a PhD in running biomechanics and injury prevention. In addition to working on research projects, Chris continues to be a practicing physiotherapist with Restore Physiotherapy and Athletics Canada. He has competed at the national level as a successful middle-distance runner, earning medals at the Canadian Track & Field Championships in 1996 and 1997. He is also an accomplished marathon runner with a personal best time of 2 hours, 33 mins.