Longboat Lending Library

Do you ever wonder why your coach tells you exactly how far and fast to run on a given day? Are you thinking about tackling a new distance or want to know how you can run faster?

There are a number of resources available to members through the Longboat Lending Library. Please contact the Coaching Coordinator (coach@longboatroadrunners.com) if you are interesting in borrowing any of the items described below or have a recommendation/donation to expand the library.

Note: The descriptions have been taken from amazon.ca. They are meant to give you an idea of the topics covered in each book. Read critically and decide for yourself.

Advanced Marathoning by Pete Pfitzinger and Scott Douglas
Shave minutes off your time using the latest in science-based training for serious runners. Advanced Marathoning has all the information you need to train smarter, remain injury free, and arrive on the start line ready to run the marathon of your life.Including marathon-pace runs and tempo runs, Advanced Marathoning provides only the most effective methods of training. You’ll learn how to complement your running workouts with strength, core, flexibility, and form training; implement cutting-edge nutrition and hydration strategies and recovery techniques; and taper properly to reach peak performance.With easy-to-understand day-by-day training schedules for 18- and 12-week preparation for weekly distances of 55, 55 to 70, 70 to 85, and 85-plus miles, Advanced Marathoning is simply the most comprehensive and efficient approach to marathoning. If you’re ready to achieve your personal best, this book is for you. Advanced-Marathoning
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run. Born-to-run
Brain Training for Runners by Matt Fitzgerald and Timothy Noakes
Based on new research in exercise physiology, author and running expert Matt Fitzgerald introduces a first-of-its-kind training strategy that he’s named “Brain Training.” Runners of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels can learn to maximize their performance by supplying the brain with the right feedback. Based on Fitzgerald’s eight-point brain training system, this book will help runners:
• Resist running fatigue
• Use cross-training as brain training
• Master the art of pacing
• Learn to run “in the zone”
• Outsmart injuries
• Fuel the brain for maximum performance
• And more
Packed with cutting-edge research, real-world examples, and the wisdom of the world’s top distance runners, Brain Training for Runners offers easily applied advice and delivers practical results for a better overall running experience.
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Daniel’s Running Formula by Jack Daniels
Get in the best shape of your running career with the scientifically based training in Daniels’ Running Formula. In the book that Runner’s World magazine called “the best training book,” premier running coach Jack Daniels provides you with his proven VDOT formula to guide you through training at exactly the right intensity to become a faster, stronger runner.
Choose from the red, white, blue, and gold programs to get into shape, target a race program, or regain conditioning after a layoff or injury. Race competitively with programs for 800 meters, 1500 meters to 3000 meters, cross country races, 5K to 15K, and half-marathon up to the marathon. Each program incorporates the right mix of the five training intensities to help you build endurance, strength, and speed, and Daniels’ intensity point system makes it easy to track the time you spend at each level.
The formula can be customized to your current fitness level and the number of weeks you have available for training, and it provides the perfect solution for short training seasons. Get the results you’re seeking every time you lace up your shoes for a training run or race with the workouts and programs detailed in Daniels’ Running Formula.
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Lore of Running by Timothy Noakes
Lore of Running gives you incomparable detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world-class athletes, and races. Author Tim Noakes blends the expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion of a dedicated runner to answer the most pressing questions for those who are serious about the sport:
• How your body systems respond to training, the effects of different training methods, how to detect and avoid overtraining, and genetic versus trainable potential
• How to train for the 10K up through ultramarathon with detailed programs from Noakes and several leading running experts
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Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook by Nancy Clark
Boost your energy, manage stress, build muscle, lose fat, and improve your performance with the all-time best-selling sports nutrition guide Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook will help you make the right food choices in grocery stores, restaurants, drive-throughs, and your own kitchen. Whether you’re preparing for competition or simply eating on the go, let sport’s leading nutritionist show you how to get maximum benefit from the foods you choose and the meals you make. You’ll learn how to eat before exercise and events as well as how to refuel afterward for optimal recovery. Updated and on the cutting edge, the fourth edition includes the latest sports nutrition research on hydration and fluid intake, vitamins, supplements, energy drinks, organic foods, and the role of carbohydrate and protein during exercise. You’ll also learn about the new food pyramid and the American Heart Association’s latest dietary guidelines. If you’re seeking advice on losing weight, getting energized to exercise, or improving your health and performance, Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook has the answers you can trust. Nancy-Clark-Nutrition
Nutrition For The Long Run by Heidi Smith
If you are an active individual looking to improve performance and develop lifelong healthy eating habits this handbook will be an invaluable resource. Written by a Sport Dietition and edited by Physicians, Sport Psychologists and Athletes, the information is based on sound scientific principles with suggestions that are practical and easy to follow. nutrition-for-long-run
Once a Runner by John L. Parker
Originally self-published in 1978, Once a Runner captures the essence of competitive running—and of athletic competition in general—and has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever published.
Inspired by the author’s experience as a collegiate champion, the story focuses on Quenton Cassidy, a competitive runner at fictional Southeastern University whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. He is less than a second away when the turmoil of the Vietnam War era intrudes into the staid recesses of his school’s athletic department. After he becomes involved in an athletes’ protest, Cassidy is suspended from his track team. Under the tutelage of his friend and mentor, Bruce Denton, a graduate student and former Olympic gold medalist, Cassidy gives up his scholarship, his girlfriend, and possibly his future to withdraw to a monastic retreat in the countryside and begin training for the race of his life against the greatest miler in history. .
A rare insider’s account of the incredibly intense lives of elite distance runners, Once a Runner is an inspiring, funny, and spot-on tale of one man’s quest to become a champion.
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Run Faster, From the 5k to the Marathon by Brad Hudson and Matt Fitzgerald
Do you want to run faster? Are you trying to peak for a particular race? Would you like to find your true running potential? Brad Hudson, former Olympic Trials marathoner and current coach to Olympians like Dathan Ritzenhein, will show you the way in this practical, reader-friendly guide. Hudson is the most innovative running coach to come along in a generation. Until now, only a handful of elite athletes have been able to benefit from his methods. Now Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon shows all runners how to coach themselves as confidently and effectively as Brad coaches his world-class athletes. Becoming your own best coach is the ticket to running faster at any distance.
First you will learn to assess your abilities. Then you’ll learn how to devise a training program specifically geared to you. Filled with easy-to-follow sample training programs for distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon and abilities ranging from novice to advanced, Run Faster is the cutting-edge guide for optimal performance.
With Hudson’s guidance, you can train smarter and more effectively—and avoid injury. And you’ll soon be running faster than you ever thought possible!
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Relentless Forward Progress by Bryon Powell
Marathons have become too easy for some runners. What was once the pinnacle of achievement in a runner’s life is now a stepping stone for extraordinary adventure in ultramarathoning. The number of ultrarunners—those running distances of 50k (31miles), 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), or 100 miles—is growing astronomically each year.
Dean Karnazes’ Ultramarathon Man and Chris McDougall’s Born to Run have inspired tens of thousands to try these seemingly superhuman distances. But to date, there has been no practical guide to ultramarathoning. Now, Bryon Powell has written Relentless Forward Progress, the first how-to manual for aspiring ultrarunners. Powell covers every aspect of training for and racing ultra distances. This encyclopedic volume prepares runners for going farther than they have ever gone before and, in the process, shows them that they are capable of the “impossible.”
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Running Anatomy by Joe Puleo and Dr. Milroy
See what it takes to maximize running strength, speed, and endurance! Running Anatomy will show you how to improve your performance by increasing muscular strength, optimizing the efficiency of your running motion, and minimizing your risk for injury.
Running Anatomy features 50 of the most effective strength exercises for runners, each with clear, step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting the muscles in action. But you’ll find much more than exercises—you’ll also see their results.
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The Triathlete’s Training Bible
The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive reference available to triathletes.
Based on Joe Friel’s proven, science-based methodology and his 28 years of coaching experience, The Triathlete’s Training Bible has equipped hundreds of thousands of triathletes for success in the sport. The Triathlete’s Training Bible equips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day.
With this new edition, you will develop your own personalized training plan and learn how to:
• improve economy in swimming, cycling, and running
• balance intensity and volume
• gain maximum fitness through smart recovery
• make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining
• adapt your training plan based on your progress
• build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training
• improve body composition with smarter nutrition
The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the best-selling book on tri training ever published. Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this newest version of the bible of the sport.
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McMillan Running DVD Set
• Run with your Body; Race with your Mind
• Drills for Distance Runners
• Runners Core Routine 1
• Runners Core Routine 2
• Runners Core Routine 3
• Joe Vigil- Specific Phases in Training
• Joe Vigil- 800m and 1500m Training
• Scott Simmons- Breakthroughs: Contributing Factors for Success
• Scott Simmons- An Alternative Approach to Using Altitude
• Bill Aris- Developing a Championship High School Program
• Jay Dicharry- Developing Better Runners
• Renato Canova- The Training of Moses Mosop
• Renato Canova- Methodological Priniciples Coaches Have to Use
• Renato Canova- Development of Strength Endurance
• Greg McMillan- The Training of Team USA Arizona
• McMillan’s Guide to High School Cross Country
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