Improving Sports Performance in Middle and Long-Distance Running: A Scientific Approach to Race Preparation

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780471984375: Improving Sports Performance in Middle and Long-Distance Running: A Scientific Approach to Race Preparation

Addresses the physiological demands of middle and long-distance running presenting contemporary research on running and sporting performance which will be invaluable for athletes, coaches and sports science students. Rather than laying down another training doctrine for athletes and coaches to follow rigidly, it aims to provide prescriptive, sports-specific advice as far as is presently possible to enable all athletes to optimise their sporting performance. It addresses the physiological demands of middle and long distance running, presenting contemporary research on running. It also covers the limitations to running performance; the application of this knowledge to training and preparation for performance; methods by which the runner, coach and sports scientist can assess and monitor running performance; and special considerations for optimising performance including nutritional and environmental issues.

This is the first book in the 'Improving Sports Performance' series. It draws on the expertise of applied exercise physiologists who have direct experience of working with elite performers and coaches. The book is aimed at three groups of people. First, sports participants aspiring to improve their personal performance through a more complete understanding of the application of science. Second, coaches of such athletes who wish to complement the art of coaching by basing their training programmes upon rational scientific principles. Third, sports science and physical education students with an interest in implementing the theoretical background of their course in an applied sporting context.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Athletes from all levels of achievement competing in sport are involved in a continuous quest to optimise performance. The Improving Sports Performance book series sets out to present a new synthesis of contemporary knowledge and understanding with respect to the scientific basis of performance. Whilst accepting that there is no one answer and recognising that all athletes are individuals, this series aims to provide prescriptive, sports-specific advice as far as is presently possible to enable all athletes to optimise their sporting performance. Improving Sports Performance in Middle and Long-Distance Running, the first book in the series, addresses the physiological demands of middle and long distance running, presenting contemporary research on running. The book covers the limitations to running performance; the application of this knowledge to training and preparation for performance; methods by which the runner, coach, and sports scientist can assess and monitor running performance; and special considerations for optimising performance including nutritional and environmental issues. The series draws upon the expertise of applied exercise physiologists who have direct experience of working with elite performers and coaches. Improving Sports Performance in Middle and Long-Distance Running is aimed at three groups of people. First, sports participants aspiring to improve their personal performance through a more complete understanding of the application of science. Second, coaches of such athletes who wish to complement the art of coaching by basing their training programmes upon rational scientific principles. Third, sports science and physical education students with an interest in implementing the theoretical background of their course in an applied sporting context. Thus, books in the series will steer a course between the theoretical texts of exercise physiology and biochemistry and popular coaching texts.

Review:

"This text strikes a harmonious balance between the scientific principles of performance enhancement and practical training advice. It is therefore successfully aimed at its intended readership, namely coaches, athletes and sports scientists. ... The text is referenced throughout and the appendix contains the nutrient profiles of sample meals (metric quantities). A supplementary reading list is also provided. This is a useful resource for any sports science minded individual." (Claire Harrison, Accredited Sports Dietitian and Lecturer in Sports Nutrition, Dietetics Today)

"it would be a useful addition to a specialist sports clinic library" (Physiotherapy Journal)

"The authors state in their introduction that 'the aim of this book is not to lay down another training routine for athletes and coaches to follow rigidly. Rather the aim is to enable athletes, coaches and students of sport science to acquire a knowledege of contemporary issues concerning the physical preparation necessary for participation in middle and long distnace running events'. There is no doubt that Improving Sports Performance in Middle and Long Distance Running not only acheives its aim, but actually excels by offering the reader a lot more...Highly recommended..." (Modern Athlete Coach)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Wiley (2017)
ISBN 10: 047198437X ISBN 13: 9780471984375
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P11047198437X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 047198437X ISBN 13: 9780471984375
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 047198437X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1820479

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 047198437X ISBN 13: 9780471984375
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Addresses the physiological demands of middle and long-distance running presenting contemporary research on running and sporting performance which will be invaluable for athletes, coaches and sports science students. Rather than laying down another training doctrine for athletes and coaches to follow rigidly, it aims to provide prescriptive, sports-specific advice as far as is presently possible to enable all athletes to optimise their sporting performance. It addresses the physiological demands of middle and long distance running, presenting contemporary research on running. It also covers the limitations to running performance; the application of this knowledge to training and preparation for performance; methods by which the runner, coach and sports scientist can assess and monitor running performance; and special considerations for optimising performance including nutritional and environmental issues. This is the first book in the Improving Sports Performance series. It draws on the expertise of applied exercise physiologists who have direct experience of working with elite performers and coaches. The book is aimed at three groups of people. First, sports participants aspiring to improve their personal performance through a more complete understanding of the application of science. Second, coaches of such athletes who wish to complement the art of coaching by basing their training programmes upon rational scientific principles. Third, sports science and physical education students with an interest in implementing the theoretical background of their course in an applied sporting context. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780471984375

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 91.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Joanne Fallowfield
Published by Wileyand#8211;Blackwell (1999)
ISBN 10: 047198437X ISBN 13: 9780471984375
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wileyand#8211;Blackwell, 1999. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FW-9780471984375

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 87.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Joanne Fallowfield (editor), David A. Wilkinson (editor)
Published by Wiley 1999-08-31, Chichester (1999)
ISBN 10: 047198437X ISBN 13: 9780471984375
New paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley 1999-08-31, Chichester, 1999. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780471984375

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 93.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Published by Wiley (1999)
ISBN 10: 047198437X ISBN 13: 9780471984375
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M047198437X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 105.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Joanne Fallowfield
Published by John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 10: 047198437X ISBN 13: 9780471984375
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780471984375

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 100.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Joanne Fallowfield
Published by Wileyand#8211;Blackwell (1999)
ISBN 10: 047198437X ISBN 13: 9780471984375
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wileyand#8211;Blackwell, 1999. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9780471984375

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 101.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Fallowfiel
Published by John Wiley & Sons (2016)
ISBN 10: 047198437X ISBN 13: 9780471984375
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780471984375_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 109.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.13
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Joanne Fallowfield
Published by Wileyand#8211;Blackwell (1999)
ISBN 10: 047198437X ISBN 13: 9780471984375
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wileyand#8211;Blackwell, 1999. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780471984375

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 112.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book