The Runner's Edge: High-tech Training for Peak Performance

Author(s): Stephen McGregor

Sports & Recreation

Elite runners have long relied on technology to analyse performance, maximise training and challenge the competitive boundaries of the sport. Serious runners long sought the same advantages only to be confronted with a costly and complicated process. Not any longer. Now, "The Runner's Edge" is here. "The Runner's Edge" takes the reader inside tech-based training, from the assortment of speed and distance devices available to the advantages of tracking and analysing the results with the latest software. With the most current research in sport and science, the reader will learn to leverage technology for more productive workouts and faster times. Complete with a consumer buying guide, sample programmes from 5K to marathon, guidelines for using technology on race day and triathlon-specific strategies, "The Runner's Edge" will revolutionise running regimen.


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Stephen J. McGregor, PhD, is a pioneer in the development of training concepts and software designed to maximise the benefits of running with a speed and distance device. Most notably, Dr. McGregor created the normalised graded pace (NGP) algorithm and the run training stress score (RTSS). Dr. McGregor is the Director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory at Eastern Michigan University and has published and presented numerous research papers examining muscle injury, nutritional supplements, performance modelling and running physiology. Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss. A prolific health and fitness journalist, Fitzgerald writes regularly for publications as Bicycling, Experience Life, Her Sports, Maxim, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Outside, and Runner's World. He is currently a senior editor with Triathlete, is a featured running expert on, and contributes to the Active Runner e-mail newsletter.

Chapter 1. Gaining the Technology Advantage; Chapter 2. Choosing the Right Technology; Chapter 3 Managing Performance for Optimal Results; Chapter 4. Monitoring Training for Pace-Perfect Workouts; Chapter 5. Analyzing Data for Balanced Training; Chapter 6. Planning for More Productive Training; Chapter 7. Mastering Periodization for Peak Performance; Chapter 8. Building Training Plans on Race Goals; Chapter 9. Developing In-Race Strategies for Faster Times; Chapter 10. Using Technology for Triathlon Success.

General Fields

  • : 9780736081153
  • : Human Kinetics
  • : Human Kinetics
  • : 0.476
  • : September 2010
  • : 254mm X 178mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stephen McGregor
  • : Paperback
  • : 2019
  • : English
  • : 796.42
  • : 224
  • : 3 black & white illustrations, 20 black & white halftones