In his book RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel, best-selling author Matt Fitzgerald explores the run-by-feel practices of elite runners and draws on new research to explain why their techniques can be effective for all runners. RUN will teach runners how to listen to their bodies so they can train in the most personalized and adaptable way and begin to realize their full potential.
Most serious runners don’t realize their potential because they are unable to run by feel. Traditional training has taught them to rely on formulas and gadgets instead of listening to their bodies. They simply stop getting faster and don’t understand why. The best elite runners have learned that the key to faster running is to hear what their bodies are telling them.
Fitzgerald’s mind-body method is a thought-provoking approach to training and will revolutionize how runners think about their workouts, their limits, and their potential. RUN explains how to interpret emotional and physical messages like confidence, enjoyment, fatigue, suffering, and aches and pains. RUN guides readers toward the optimal balance of intensity and enjoyment, volume and recovery, repetition and variation. As the miles add up, runners will become increasingly confident that they are doing the right workouts on the right days, from one season to the next.
RUN marks the start of a better way to train. The culmination of science and personal experience, the mind-body method of running by feel will lead runners to faster, more enjoyable training and racing.
Paperback with illustrations throughout.
6″ x 9″, 264 pp., $18.95, 9781934030578