Running With the Wind: Key Strategies for Achieving Your Running Potential by Walt Esser, 116 pg perfect bound, ISBN 1-931575-37-1, $12.95 + $1.95 P&H. This is a book focused on key strategies for achieving your running potential. The book includes five strategies that will make a runner run more effectively and more efficiently. The first strategy discusses peaking for top performance and setting goals. The second strategy comments on eating healthy; the third strategy covers running intervals and hill training, the fourth strategy discusses the importance of cross training and the last strategy comments on seeking challenging races and thinking outside the box. Additionally, the book profiles runners, cyclists and triathletes who provide invaluable coaching and training tips. Also see Walt's first book The Ultimate Challenge. To order send check or money order to: Walt Esser, 108 Tiercel CT, Cary, NC 27511 Contact the author through his web site:
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Samples from the Book
About the Author

Running With the Wind by Walt Esser

Samples from the Book

There is a strategy for peaking and performing to your optimal potential.  The first part of this multi layered strategy is to set goals. 

Train smart: have a comprehensive personalized training plan and be realistic about your goals, your availability to train, your work commitments and your family commitments. 

Runners don't necessarily eat differently than anyone else, but successful runners are more selective about what they eat. 

There is no right or wrong in your decision to do speed work, but if you want to improve your speed and get faster times in your races, then you need to consider speed work. 

About the Author

Walt Esser is an experienced runner who has been competing in 5K's, 10K's, marathons, triathlons, duathlons and ultra marathons for the last 35 years. Some of the unique races Walt has competed in are: the Pikes Peak Marathon, the Breckenridge Trail marathon, the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Leadville 100 mile Endurance Run and multiple 5K's and 10K's throughout the nation. He has had considerable success and is always competitive in his age group. More importantly, Walt has experienced what training works and what training doesn't work. He shares these lessons learned and provides excellent coaching tips in his book. This is Walt's second book. His first, "The Ultimate Challenge: Running Ultra Marathons" was received with enthusiasm within the marathon and ultra marathon running community.

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