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Most runners run races without giving much thought as to how they are going to run the race. They just pay their entry fee and run, without any intention to their actions, hoping for a good result. Successful racing takes knowledge, planning, execution, and a little courage. When you develop and execute your race plan, you’ll achieve your potential and run better races.
“101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners” written by Dr. Jason Karp, America’s running expert and the 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, helps every runner recreational or professional to know and execute the strategies of successful racing.
- Author: Dr. Jason Karp
- Publisher: Coaches Choice (February 14, 2012)
- Paperback: 95 pages
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Price: $19.95
What “101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners” is all about
- How to run smarter races
- Race strategy and tactics
- Winning training for racing strategies
- Winning pre-race strategies
- Winning during race strategies
- Winning mental strategies
Some strategies covered in the book
- Know your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses and capitalize on them
- Visualize your race before it happens
- Know what pace you can sustain in the race
- Have specific, meaningful goals in mind for your race
- Control your nerves at the starting line
- Run even or negative splits
- Stay close to your opponent at all times
- Keep changing the pace
- Own the process & become your own hero
What you will like
In this book Dr. Jason Karp has explained how athletes can run smarter, faster races. From beginning to train for a race to crossing the finish line everything is covered in the book. It answers all the questions a runner or a coach will have in his mind. Every aspiring runner should know the points mentioned by him.
The book is an insightful collection of pre-race, during race, training, and mental strategies. It presents the most practical and straightforward advice for all the runners. It illustrates the full essence of running and covers the mind/body aspects of training and competing along with the physical aspects of training.
“101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners” portrays Dr. Jason Karp’s extensive knowledge and experience. His innovative techniques will be very helpful for a runner who is interested in improving his performance. After reading the book you will surely feel that every runner and coach should have this book in their library. Enjoy reading the book! Achieve success!
About the Author
Dr. Jason Karp is a nationally-recognized speaker, writer, and owner of RunCoachJason.com, a state-of-the-science running coaching and personal training company in San Diego. He holds a Ph.D. in exercise physiology. He has written more than 200 articles for international fitness, running, and coaching magazines. He is a frequent speaker at national fitness and coaching conferences. He is also the author of four books, including 101 Developmental Concepts & Workouts for Cross Country Runners (Coaches Choice, 2010), 101 Winning Racing Strategies (Coaches Choice, 2011) and Running for Women (Human Kinetics, 2012).