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Description - Run Smart by Greg James

Renowned marathon expert and leading sports scientist Professor John Brewer reveals why many of the concepts surrounding marathon training and running are wrong - and suggests how the latest sports science research transforms the way marathons should be approached.

Run Smart uses the latest scientific research to show how preparing for, and running, marathons can be made easier, and in doing so challenges many of the myths that surround marathon running. The book will draw on the author's experience as one of the UK's leading sports scientists, his extensive research background in marathon running, and his experience as a marathon runner, to provide credible advice to runners to support their preparation for a marathon. The book will challenge many current concepts, myths and ideas, and provide science-based alternatives in areas such as training and nutrition that will optimise and ease a runner's preparation for, and completion of, the 26.2 mile distance.

This highly accessible book will use the latest scientific findings to support new runners training for their first marathon and help more experienced athletes improve and train smarter.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781472939685
ISBN-10: 1472939689
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Bloomsbury Sport
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Greg James

Professor John Brewer is Head of Applied Sports Science at St Mary's University. He is one of the UK's leading sports scientists and marathon specialists, due to his extensive research background in marathon running and his experience as a marathon runner. He is an advisor to the London Marathon, as well as a 19-time runner of the event. He is also employed as a London Marathon celebrity chaperone, assisting media personalities in completing the course. He is a regular contributor to various running magazines and is a popular media commentator on sports science having worked with a number of major sports organisations and teams, including the Football Association, England Football team, Team GB Handball team and England Cricket team. John Brewer is the author of the official London 2012 Olympic Games Track Athletics Training Guide.

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