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You'll also find a candid analysis of supplements and ergogenic effects and training aids. The book includes new interviews with 10 world-class runners who share their secrets to success and longevity in the sport. Features on legendary figures and events in running history provide fascinating insights.




Lore of Running



Phase 4 training, weeks nineteen to twenty-four, is the final quality phase of intense training, combined with rest and recovery before the big race. It reduces the day one long run to 20 percent of weekly mileage. It moves the 20-minute tempo run to day three. Day four becomes a day for a sharpening workout. First, some tempo work, repeat miles, even, introduces fatigue. A couple one-kilometer ntervals at 5,000-meter pace train the runner at the anaerobic threshold. And then four faster 200-meter repeats at race pace complete the workout and approach top speed efforts. Easy running fills days five and six, with a race or interval pace workout on day seven. The final race week drops the day four workout.


What struck me immediately, looking at the Daniels program, was how neatly this twenty-four week program, in fact, fits the Illinois high school cross country and track schedules. For cross country, summer running covers phase 1 and the beginnings of phase 2. The hard month of September fits nicely into phase 3, as the cross country racing season heats up and the weather breaks. Phase 4 is October, with the state meet in the first week of November. Track season fits nicely, as well. The dreary running in the cold and snow of January and February fits phase one. The somewhat more serious indoor racing of March covers phase 2. The serious training and racing of April fits phase 3. The mid-May conference meets and the IHSA series and state meet at the end of May fit phase 4.


Lore of Running, divided into four sections, is at least two different books. This blog post will review what might be called the first book. The first four chapters, 255 pages out of 930 pages total, are research reviews of a century of scientific literature from exercise physiology as it applies to running and endurance training. These pages are a dense read.


As he explains the science of exercise and running and weaves together information from scientific research, Noakes takes aim at some of the fundamental ideas that have driven training programs for the last fifty years.


Noakes co-wrote the 2017 book Lore of Nutrition with journalist Marika Sboros.[17] In it Noakes describes his conversion to low-carbohydrate dieting, explores how the lipid hypothesis is the "biggest mistake in modern medicine" and details his struggles with the medical establishment.[17] In a review for Medical Brief, paediatrician Alastair McAlpine described the book as "an extraordinarily heady mix of conspiracy theory, bad science, bad writing, and persecution complex".[17]


In 1996 he was honoured by the American College of Sports Medicine when he was asked to present the J.B. Wolfe Memorial Lecture, the college's keynote address at its annual meeting. In 2002 he was awarded a Doctorate in Science (DSc). In 2002 Noakes was awarded the International Cannes Grand Prix Award for Research in Medicine and Water, for his work on Exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH). In 2004 Runner's World (USA) included this work as one of the 40 most important "persons or events" in the sport of running in the past 40 years. In 2008 he was elected an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK), the first foreigner to be so recognised. In that year he also received the Order of Mapungubwe (Silver), from the President of South Africa for his "excellent contribution in the field of sports and the science of physical exercise". In 2011 Noakes was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.[18] In 2012 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from South Africa's National Research Foundation for his contribution to sports science research. In 2014 the Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science (S2A3) awarded Noakes their prestigious South Africa Medal (gold) for his outstanding contributions to sport physiology.[19]


This updated version of "Lore of Running" covers everything runners, trainers, and coaches want to know about running from physiology, training, and history to health and medical considerations. Author Timothy Noakes, himself a runner, research scientist, and physician, presents comprehensive information that is firmly based on science but written in a down-to-earth way that every layperson can understand. Part I of "Lore of Running" explores the physiology of running. In Part II, Noakes considers all aspects of training for running. Part III, Health and Medical Considerations, provides complete information about recognizing avoiding and treating injuries.


While some find their motivation through a running streak, others prefer to steer clear of logging any more than a few days of consecutive runs, for reasons that relate less to perseverance and more to health.


In his book The Lore of Running, the 'bible' for runners, Tim Noakes, Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, advocated the carbohydrate loading that was the firm belief at the time. However, finding that he was pre-diabetic, he embarked on reviewing the literature on foods and has undergone a dietary belief conversion. He now preaches a different message: out go the carbs, and in come fats (a heresy given former views) and more protein. Furthermore, The Lore of Running and his autobiography, Challenging Beliefs, are to be updated to reflect this radical change of understanding. The fact that Noakes has lost a great deal of weight, and that his blood chemistry parameters and running capacity have improved, is insufficient proof of his new understanding. This requires much more evidence, much of which he claims is already in the literature.


In 1850, the first rules to govern running, racing, and record keeping were established in London. Here, set distances such as the half mile, mile, and three mile were established as the core events of the sport. The first official modern track-and-field contest was held in 1860 between the university teams of Oxford and Cambridge. In 1894, the first modern international track meet was staged between Oxford and Yale.


In the United States, the development of running as an official sport followed the English, with the formation of the Amateur Athletic Union of America in 1876. Shortly thereafter, in 1896, the first modern Olympics were held in Athens, thanks to the dedicated efforts of Frenchman Baron Pierre de Coubertin. From this point onward, running became an accepted and highly popular sport.


Interval training consists of mixing hard bursts of running over short distances with a prescribed period of rest. As the distance and frequency of these bursts increases over the course of a season, the recovery period should decrease. Using this method, the athlete's fitness improves greatly.


Along with the growth in the number of runners across the United States came specialty running magazinessuch as The Runner and Runner's World. In addition, there was an increase in the number of annual road races that ranged anywhere in distance from three miles to the full marathon of 26.2 miles. Road running also became fun and fashionable as numerous cottage industries around footwear and running clothes burst onto the scene. Runners came in all shapes, sizes, and ages. It was a sport considered to have no limits or barriers to entry as exercise soon became part of many people's everyday routine.


A survey conducted by the United States Track and Field association showed that in 2002, 450,000 Americans ran a marathon (60 percent men, 40 percent women), and 40 percent of those were first-timers. Furthermore, according to American Sports Data, 10.5 million Americans ran 100 days or more in 2002, and spent a record $2.7 billion on running shoes. Such a large number of runners also contributed to the ongoing establishment of safe and well-designed running surfaces such as tracks and forest and park paths across the country, not to mention the increasing affordability and availability of running equipment, such as shoes and apparel.


Coming up on its 200th birthday, Burnt Island lighthouse in one of Maine's sixty-five lighthouses and is located off the shores of Boothbay harbor. Like most other lighthouses, it was built to guide and alert sailors to the rocky and uneven shores after a few shipwrecks took place. But what sets it apart from others is that it also has a living history museum in which interpreters take on the roles of a light keeper family to share the lighthouse's history and the hardships of running a lighthouse. Visitors can also learn about maritime history, how a lighthouse is run, view historic photos and documents, and possibly climb up to the lantern room. Visitors can also explore the island through its walking tours and even have a picnic at scenic locations.


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