Coach Benson's Secret Workouts by Roy T. Benson, paperback, 153 pages, Beaufort Books (2003), ISBN: 0825305063
Here it is, a workout workbook that provides the answers to every runner's questions of how far, how fast, and how hard should I run today. Coach Benson's new book is your complete guide to running faster and better. Coach Benson's philosophy of effort-based training individualizes each runner's workouts according to his or her current level of fitness, general ability, and short-term goals. The book is loaded with specific samples of training plans and patterns that show you how to run in all four phases of training: getting into shape, getting ready to race, getting better while racing, and getting in peak shape. At last, here is a workbook that tells you only about training. Nothing about eating your broccoli, wearing long underwear in the winter, or doing yoga. And, definitely nothing about walking. Roy T. Benson has presented over 500 professional papers and lectures for academic and popular audiences. He currently serves as a senior writer for Running Times and contributing editor for Running Journal magazines with combined readership of over 125,000 runners. His booklet "Precision Running" has sold well over 150,000 copies and has been translated into seven languages. His computerized training program, "Coach Benson's Heart Rate Training", has been a bestselling software.