Build Your Running Body (Paperback)

A Total-Body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners

Peter Magill, Thomas Schwartz, Melissa Breyer

Build Your Running Body is a revolutionary and wide-ranging total-body running programme, written by a specialist team of running experts and based on the latest research in physiology and sports science.

Whether you're a casual jogger, a beginner looking to train seriously for the first time or an experienced runner hoping to improve your time, there is a better way to train than relentlessly pounding miles.

Suitable for runners of any level training for any distance, Build Your Running Body includes:
- Over 150 workouts, from weight-training to resistance work
- Exercises to prevent injury
- The best methods to rehabilitate common problems
- Nutrition guidance
- Almost 400 photos to make following the programme as easy as possible
- Interviews and tips from leading runners and coaches
- Strategy for the weeks leading up to a race

For the beginner or the athlete looking for a personal best, Build Your Running Body is a comprehensive guide of coaching wisdom and accessible advice.

Publication date: 06/04/2015


ISBN: 9780285642980

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Reviews for Build Your Running Body

'This is the best running book ever.'

 Bob Anderson, founder of Runner's World

'With over 300 photos to illustrate everything from strides to strength programs, the authors clearly and concisely give readers helpful advice to improve their practice. Runners of all levels will appreciate the book's breadth and encouraging tone . . . This is an informative, friendly guide that all runners can grow with and will likely return to over time.'

 Publishers Weekly

'Build Your Running Body represents something new and needed in sports literature. This is the 'right stuff' for runners who want to get faster, enjoy running more, and stay injury-free for a lifetime.'

Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of both the New York City and Boston marathons 

'Everyone, from beginners to would-be elites, could do worse than start with Build Your Running Body. It covers almost everything, from kit to training and diet to a potted history of running itself and it does it all with admirable detail... Think of it as the road atlas in the car boot of your running journey.'

Alexandra Heminsley Independent

'Aims to be a definitive and comprehensive guide to runners for all levels of abilities and distances... Clear and accessible and pitched for a range of levels... it's like a coach is relaying knowledge and information to you in first person.'

 Plodding Along Nicely Blog

'The most comprehensive guide to training available... this easy-to-use workout manual is the first training book to target the individual components of our running bodies.'

 Outdoor Fitness Magazine

'The most comprehensive running book I've ever seen... It answers every question you may ever have had about running... whether you're new to running or you've completed several marathons.'


'I was absolutely blown away by the sheer amount and quality of information contained in this book... It was highly refreshing to read something with a truly science-based approach to everything from training to nutrition to recovery... The ultimate running resource.'

 One Step Closer to the Edge

'It's a tool and something that has already put me in the right direction with questions I have been asking myself for years... the book is referenced so well... This really is a great book.'


'This detailed book has tried to cover it all and done a hell of a job of it... What is contained in the many pages is advice and tips for runners of all abilities and for all distances... This is a stunningly comprehensive book.'

 Sports Book Review

Peter Magill

Peter Magill

Pete Magill is a columnist for Running Times magazine and was the 2013 USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year.

Thomas Schwartz

Thomas Schwartz

Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer