Ultramarathons don't leave much room for mistakes. Don't learn the hard way; get a jump on training for an ultramarathon with Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning, a comprehensive guide to running 30 to 100 miles and beyond, written by one of the most experienced athletes in the sport.
Hal Koerner is among America's top ultrarunners with podium results in more than 90 ultramarathons. In his smart, down-to-earth Field Guide, Koerner shares hard-earned wisdom, field-tested habits and practices, and reliable tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your most epic runs. You will read engaging stories of Koerner's own training and racing as well as insights and practical advice on trail running technique, proper fueling, race day game plans, and key mental strategies to carry you to the finish line. The guide offers three detailed training plans to prepare for 50K, 50-mile to 100K, and 100-mile ultramarathons.
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 453 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 19 mm
"Whether you are a newbie ultramarathoner or a season veteran, Hal's down-to-earth advice will give you the confidence to get to the finish line or set a personal best." - Scott Jurek
"Hal's Field Guide is a comprehensive guide to all things ultra. It typifies the man himself-a wealth of information, devoid of self-promotion. A near-limitless body of knowledge that, if you were sharing a trail with him, Hal would gladly share." - UltraRunning magazine
"Hal Koerner has a formula for fitness and life that keeps him winning and smiling. So follow his lead-just don't try to keep up." - Outside magazine
"Hal's honest, personal take is helpful and approachable for beginner and intermediate ultrarunners...Best for beginners or any athletes who need a quick reference on 'what if' situations." - TrailRunner magazine
"Ultra-distance champion Hal Koerner serves up amazing insights for training, gear, fueling and trail techniques in this comprehensive book." - Competitor magazine
"Hal Koerner's ultra career was started deliberately, and, with plenty of mentors, he became one of the torchbearers of a new generation of trail fiends." - Runner's World magazine
"Koerner brings both personal athletic credentials and a knowledge of the importances of equipment choices to his subject...A single-volume source for info on training and gear." - Canadian Running
"American ultrarunner Hal Koerner has written a comprehensive guide to this booming part of the sport." - Athletics Weekly
"A how-to manual chock full of valuable information for newbie and veteran ultramarathoners alike." - Competitor.com
"Koerner's book is the first ultrarunning nuts-and-bolts offering, and might just as well have been titled 'Everything you always wanted to know about how to run 100 miles but were afraid to ask.'" - MailTribune.com
"Ultra running champions like Koerner make it look easy." - Competitor magazine