Run Smart uses the latest scientific research to show how preparing for, and running, marathons can be made easier, and in doing so challenges many of the myths that surround marathon running. The book will draw on the author's experience as one of the UK's leading sports scientists, his extensive research background in marathon running, and his experience as a marathon runner, to provide credible advice to runners to support their preparation for a marathon. The book will challenge many current concepts, myths, and ideas, and provide science-based alternatives in areas such as training and nutrition that will optimize and ease a runner's preparation for, and completion of, the 26.2 mile distance.
This highly accessible book will use the latest scientific findings to support new runners training for their first marathon and help more experienced athletes improve and train smarter.
About the Author
John Brewer is Professor of History and Literature at the California Institute of Technology.
"If you've got a marathon goal in sight, read this book. It's packed with cutting-edge research that could make preparing for and running 26.2 miles easier." - Health and Fitness
"This book covers every, and we mean every, aspect of running a marathon you could ever need to know… Let Professor Brewer ease away your worries, debunk those running myths and set you on the road to marathon success." - Women’s Running
"A scientific guide to marathon running, offering up advice on nutrition and training designed to optimise your preparation for the 26.2- mile endeavour… [the book] breaks down the hardships the journey entails and prevents you from committing time and effort into the wrong areas." - Trail Running
"If you have a thirst for knowledge of all-things-running, this is the book for you." - Outdoor Fitness magazine
"Run Smart is packed with easy-to-understand, expert advice to help you to achieve your personal marathon-running objectives." - Greg James, DJ, Radio 1
"Packed with brilliantly clear, super smart science-based advice… Run Smart is essential reading for anyone looking to run their best and easiest marathon." - Amanda Mealing, Actress and Director
"Professor John Brewer’s sound advice and scientific knowledge of marathon running proved invaluable in helping me achieve new Personal Best." - Sian Williams, News Presenter and Journalist
"Brewer is an authority on sports nutrition and explodes many myths about gels, drinks and dehydration. Overall it is packed with interesting snippets of science that make it perfect for dipping into when lounging on the sofa post-training run." - Athletics Weekly
"Brewer has just published a book in which he seeks to dispel falsehoods about running and explain to beginners of any age how they can improve their technique quickly and easily, especially if training for a marathon." - Tom Ough, Telegraph
"Pick up a copy of Run Smart, which has lots of advice to help you get in shape." - Scotsman
"First time running or want a refresher? Run Smart answers all of your queries on the best way to prepare." - Audible
"Excellent book." - Sir Clive Woodward
"Although this book focuses on marathon running . . . its content is relevant to all distance runners . . . If your appetite is for scientific based advice, this book is for you." - Athletics Weekly