Unbreakable Runner (Paperback)

Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong

By T. J. Murphy, Brian MacKenzie

VeloPress, 9781937715144, 212pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2014

List Price: 18.95*
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A "New York Times" Best Seller

"Men's Journal" Health Book of the Year

In "Unbreakable Runner," CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie and journalist T.J. Murphy examine long-held beliefs about how to train, tearing down those traditions to reveal new principles for a lifetime of healthy, powerful running.

"Unbreakable Runner" challenges conventional training tenets such as high mileage and high-carb diets to show how reduced mileage and high-intensity training can make runners stronger, more durable athletes and prepare them for races of any distance.

Distance runners who want to invigorate their training, solve injuries, or break through a performance plateau can gain power and resilience from MacKenzie's effective blend of run training and whole-body strength and conditioning.

CrossFitters who want to conquer a marathon, half-marathon, or ultramarathon will find endurance training instruction with 8- to 12-week programs that combine CrossFit workouts with run-specific sessions.

"Unbreakable Runner" includes CrossFit-based training programs for race distances from 5K to ultramarathon for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners. Build a better running body with this CrossFit Endurance-based approach to running training.

About the Author

Brian MacKenzie is a strength and conditioning coach and the creator of CrossFit Endurance. MacKenzie has been featured in "Competitor," "Runner s World," "Triathlete," "Men's Journal," "ESPN Rise," "The Economist," "Outside," and Tim Ferriss' bestseller "The 4-Hour Body." He has consulted with several teams, including the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Champions San Jose State Women's Swim Team.

T.J. Murphy is a writer, veteran endurance athlete, and CrossFitter and the former editorial director of "Triathlete," "Inside Triathlon," and "Competitor "magazines. His work has also appeared in "Runner s World" and "Outside "magazines."