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More Fire : How to Run the Kenyan Way

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781594160745

ISBN10:
1594160740
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/28/2008
Publisher(s):
Westholme Pub Llc

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 10/28/2008.
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  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

Summary

Kenya has produced the greatest concentration of world-class runners, and fellow athletes have long been intrigued by their remarkable success. Toby Tanser has devoted much of his professional career living and training among Kenyan runners in order to better understand the unique status of East African athletes. In More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Way, the author builds upon the success of his acclaimed Train Hard, Win Easy, the first book to provide insights into the Kenyan "magic" that so many runners and coaches had sought. Instead of special foods or secret techniques, Tanser found that Kenyan runners simply trained incredibly hard, much harder than anyone had realized. By adapting their training regime-which includes three workouts a day-and following their example, runners, whether novices or champions, are able to improve both their performance and enjoyment in running. For those training for a marathon or any other distance race, this book is both practical and inspirational. Divided into four parts, the book begins with a description of running in Kenya, the landscape, the physical conditions, and the people; the second part concentrates on details of Kenyan training camps, training methods, and their typical training diet; the third profiles individual runners and coaches from the past and present, with each explaining their approach to running so that readers can gain further insight into their methods. The book ends with a discussion on how the reader can adapt Kenyan training practices for their own running requirements. More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Wayis essential reading for runners of all levels and experience.

Author Biography

Toby Tanser is founder and director of Shoe4Africa and director of the New York Road Runners

Table of Contents

Introduction
Kenyan Running
Why Do Kenyans Run with More Fire?p. 3
A Brief History of Kenyan Runningp. 21
Kenyan Management and Eldoret Townp. 38
The Women Warriors: Kenyan Women Run the Countryp. 47
The Stars and Stripes of Kenyan Runningp. 64
A Typical Kenyan Training Run: On the Roads of Itenp. 71
Training
Training Scenesp. 103
The Kenyan Dietp. 125
Mombasa: The World Cross Country Comes Homep. 132
Train Hard, Race Smartp. 141
Road Racing, Kenyan Stylep. 143
Kenyan Pioneersp. 144
The Coachesp. 152
Profiles
800 Meters and 1500 Metersp. 165
The Steeplechasep. 174
5000 Meters and 10,000 Metersp. 191
The Marathonp. 208
Cross Countryp. 257
Results
What Can I Learn From the Kenyans?p. 281
Fifteen Ways to Adopt a Kenyan Training Methodp. 281
The Basics Explainedp. 283
Paul Tergat's Three Golden Rules of Runningp. 284
Shoe4Africa: The Running Charityp. 285
About the Authorp. 291
Acknowledgmentsp. 292
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