Part I: Running Fundamentals; Chapter. 1 Peak Development; Chapter 2. Teen Physiology; Chapter 3. Maximum Nutrition; Chapter 4. Champion Psyche; Chapter 5. Form Fundamentals; Part II: Training and Racing Programs; Chapter 6. General Training Methods; Chapter 7. Race-Specific Training; Chapter 8. Program Building; Chapter 9. Planning Training; Chapter 10. Dealing with Setbacks.
Larry Greene knows all about the challenges facing young distance runners having won state championships in high school cross country and track events. He has coached distance runners at youth, university and elite levels. Russ Pate has been an exercise science instructor and researcher since 1972. He serves as a professor in the department of exercise science at the University of South Carolina, where his research is focused on the relationship between physical activity and health in children and adolescents.
"It's all here! Science you can understand, nutrition that makes sense, how to race, and how to train, all spelled out for coach, parent, or aspiring young runner."Tom Heinonen-- Coach of University of Oregon Running Club, 2004-2014, University of Oregon Women's Track Coach, 1977-2003 "Authors Larry Greene and Russell Pate, in their acclaimed book Training Young Distance Runners, provide coaches with the latest scientific information to maximize individual potential in teen distance runners." Mel Williams-- Participant in More Than 100 marathons, Author of Nutrition for Health, Fitness & Sport"Training Young Distance Runners skillfully integrates sport science into the specific, age-appropriate design of youth endurance training programs. I resoundingly recommend this book as a 'must read' resource for all coaches of young runners."Dr. Jeffrey I. Messer-- Girls' Cross-Country Coach and Track-&-Field Coach, Desert Vista High School Professor of Exercise Physiology