The Secret of Running

Hans van Dijk and Ron van Megen are engineers and lifelong runners. They have written the ultimate textbook for all runners and coaches. In a crystal clear style, they explain all factors that determine your performance. Based on the laws of physics and physiology, they have developed a brand new and universal running model that will help you gain edges in training and racing.

They share a wealth of practical examples that make it easy to understand and apply the concepts. The breakthrough of power meters is analyzed critically, including the various ways in which they can help you to improve your race times.

Hans van Dijk en Ron van Megen

The Secret of Running

How much power does your human engine have? How much power do you need for running in different conditions? How can you optimize your training and racing performance? How can you use power meters to improve your results? What are the ultimate limits of human performance?

The Secret of Running answers all of these questions. All factors determining the performance in running (from 800 meter race to marathon) are explained step by step: training, nutrition, body weight, running form, wind, hills, temperature, running gear, power meters and much more.

Written in a crystal-clear and lively style, this book is a wealth of information for every ambitious runner. This book also contains brand new insights on how the balance of the power of your human engine and the power requirement for running in different conditions determines your performance. It shows how power meters can be used to optimize your training, running economy and race result.

From the Authors of The Secret of Cycling.

Order The Secret of Running as paperback, e-book or pdf here.
(also available as Das Geheimnis des Laufens and Manuale completo di corsa

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