About the Book
Run Better, Run Faster is written to help both current runners—and those who want to become a runner—learn how to run more smoothly, more efficiently, and for longer periods of time without injury. We wanted to get rid of the painful early sessions that go with learning to run the traditional way (I used to hate running when I first started). We feel there is no need to “pound the pavement” or feel all beat up after a run (muscle soreness and hard work are OK, feeling beat up is not). Here is what we are going to cover in this book: 1. Screening for Potential Injuries Before You Start 2. Biomechanics: learning good technique always beats “getting stronger”. This is the main argument of the book. 3. The Key Points that make up the Grab’N’Go system: — Five parts of running: — Symmetry of arms and legs; — Posture for ergonomics—this is important. — Master these areas before putting more time into anything else. It may take a bit longer to learn but pays off in the long run (pun intended). — We include the appropriate strength and coordination drills for each section, as you need a certain level of strength in order to perform each technique correctly. 4. Build the Machine 5. Speed or Distance? This seems to be the big conundrum for runners. I know I used to think that it was an either/or choice. You were either a distance runner or “one of the speed guys”. I now realize that this is no longer true. With a little planning it is possible to work on both parameters as they each have their own benefits. Below we discuss how these very different goals can be merged. 6. Common Injuries and Simple Remedies: none of us like going to the doctor. Every runner at some point or another will experience these, just like falling down and scraping your knee when you learned to ride a bike.
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Culicidae Press, LLC; 1st edition (September 13, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces
About the Author
Coach K started running in 2008 to prepare for his first Triathlon. He quickly found out how much he hated running and looked for every excuse to skip it. Luckily, he kept at it and realized that he needed some help. He studied as much as possible and earned his coaching certification with the USATF to learn even more. Then he combined that new knowledge with twenty-five years of Chinese Martial Arts experience and proven training methods from Olympic Weightlifting (thanks to his teacher Mr. Harvey Newton). Soon he was running UltraMarathons on consecutive days. He is a firm believer in the adage that Science plus Strength produces results.