Dr. Timothy Noakes is Discovery health professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town and director of the medical research council/UCT research unit for exercise science and sports medicine at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands. Noakes received his MD from the University of Cape Town. He is a veteran of more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons. He is an editorial board member for many international sport science journals and a former president of the South African Sports Medicine Association. In 1999, he was elected as one of 22 founding members of the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Science Academy. Noakes is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He and his wife, Marilyn Anne, reside in Cape Town, South Africa.
Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Part I Physiology and Biochemistry of Running Chapter 1. Muscle Structure and Function Chapter 2. Oxygen Transport Chapter 3. Energy Systems Chapter 4. Temperature Regulation Part II Training Basics Chapter 5. Developing a Training Foundation Chapter 6. Learning From the Experts Chapter 7. Avoiding Overtraining Chapter 8. Training the Mind Part III Transferring Training to Racing Chapter 9. 10K to Half-Marathon Chapter 10. Marathon Chapter 11. Ultramarathon Chapter 12. Pushing the Limits of Performance Part IV Running Health Chapter 13. Ergogenic Aids Chapter 14. Staying Injury Free Chapter 15. Health Benefits References Index About the Author