From the experts at the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST), Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever goes beyond traditional training programs and addresses the types of issues that prevent runners from reaching their full potential. The goal is to turn runners into self-actualised runners: those who follow a training plan, perform cross training, stretch and strength train regularly, eat nutritious meals, and enjoy camaraderie. Bill Pierce and Scott Murr warn runners of the downsides of just running and neglecting overall fitness, as total body health is essential to achieve longevity as a runner.Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever is appropriate for all runners, especially aging runners who struggle with getting slower and committed runners who find that their dedicated efforts often lead to injury. It addresses the controversies surrounding the dangers of over training and the stress associated with the constant craving for faster race times. The book culminates in a comprehensive program to enhance overall fitness, improve race times, and support healthy aging.
Bill Pierce and Scott Murr are experts at the The Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST) and authors of the popular book Runner's World Run Less, Run Faster. Bill Pierce is an experienced marathoner and chair of the Health Sciences Department at Furman University. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Scott Murr is an experienced marathoner and 12-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, is director of the Furman Fitness and Aquatics Center. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina.