Serious athletes in most other sports study and improve their sport-specific skills, but runners can rarely find the tools to help them hone technique. And yet, imagine the impact of improving your stride efficiency even a fraction of a percent per stride. Multiplied by the number of steps you take during a run or race, even the smallest improvement could have a huge impact on your overall performance.
Programmed to Run is the only book on the market that focuses on running technique. Other running books virtually ignore the biomechanics of efficient technique, and those that do touch on the subject provide no guidance on how to assess and improve technique. Programmed to Run presents mental and physical techniques to help you improve your performance. It shows you how to improve your stride mechanics and focus your mind during training and racing so that you can reach your potential.
Combining practical advice for improving running efficiency—something every runner can benefit from—with psychological principles for improving running technique, Programmed to Run shows you how to apply field-tested concepts to your own performance psychology to improve your physical performance. You'll learn how to
- assess your current running technique;
- improve your mechanics to become a more efficient runner;
- use proper breathing skills;
- increase your speed, power, and endurance;
- focus your mind for better performance;
- train your mind and body to work together; and
- apply mental coping and training techniques.
The book covers the biomechanics of running, including the recommended stride dynamics patterns, elements of efficient mechanical technique, supplemental energy sources, and breathing skills. It includes practical descriptions of efficient running biomechanics as well as sequential photos of runners demonstrating proper technique. It also provides a practical blueprint for preparing for competition, addressing the physical, mental, emotional, social, logistical, environmental, and technical demands of specific events.
Anyone who's willing to take the time and effort can learn economy of movement. No matter what level you're at, you can learn to run faster, longer, and with fewer injuries with the proper biomechanical and psychological skills. With Programmed to Run you'll be able to train your mind and body to achieve extraordinary results.
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”Dr. Miller has captured the essentials of form and function that will enable the new athlete to dramatically accelerate the learning curve while providing the seasoned veteran with the breakthrough keys to unlock the running potential inside. Following the principles outlined in Programmed to Run is a sure way to rapid and permanent improvement.”
Jeff Arbogast Track and Cross Country Head Coach, Bingham High School (UT) National High School Cross Country Champions – Boys (1995)
"A must read for serious runners and coaches at all levels. Insightful analysis and practical suggestions."
Patrick Shane, Head Women's Cross Country Coach at BYU, current and 2 times women's national champions
"God gave me physical talent, Tom taught me the mental skills to fully utilize that talent."
John Cahill, 3:05 marathon at age 73, 2000 USA T&F 75-79 runner of the year
"Tom's performance programming advice helped me go from a 39 year old couch potato to an elite level cyclist."
Dirk Cowley, 1998 World Masters Stage Race Champion
"Tom's programming principles have been an important part of my long-term success. I use it in my coaching."
Joann Garuccio, 5 times World Master's Age Group Olympic Distance Triathlon Champion
"Tom's programming approach blends biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, and sports psychology into a practical, effective approach for athletes in all sports. A text book for applied sports science."
Dr. Keith Henschen, Director of the Sports Psychology Program at the University of Utah; sports psychologist with USA T&F, US Gymnastics Association, Utah Jazz, University of Utah and Bringham Young Universities athletic teamsAbout the Author:
Thomas S. Miller is a recognized expert in performance enhancement for endurance sports, both in mechanics and motivation. A veteran of more than 100 marathons, he holds a doctorate in exercise and sport science with an emphasis in performance psychology. He writes articles for several top publications, including Runner's World.
Miller has coached such notable athletes as five-time world triathlon champion Joann Garrucio; masters world cycling stage race champion Dirk Cowley; world blind marathon champion Harry Cordellos; the U.S. Disabled Cross Country Ski Team; and John Cahill, who at age 73 ran a marathon in 3:05. A self-described “blue-collar coach,” Miller says he most enjoys coaching “real people” who have full-time jobs, families, and responsibilities.
A former member of the United States Marine Corps, Miller received silver and bronze stars for his combat heroism and leadership as a platoon leader in Viet Nam. He now owns RiTeKnologies and teaches at the University of Phoenix. Miller resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he enjoys running, cycling, rowing, and Nordic skiing.
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