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The sport of running continues to experience explosive growth, and as a happy result, every weekend thousands of people cross the finish line of their first 5k, but then what?
Most will enthusiastically start to plan their next race, and soon they’ll be looking toward longer distances, but as runners look to longer distances, they need to learn how to train to effectively achieve their goals without experiencing injuries. Training for that first 5k is quite different from the training needed to progress to 10k and, especially, half marathon. RRCA Certified Running Coach Debbie Voiles explains the hard/easy training philosophy, implementation of the weekly long run, the benefits of various types of cross training and when to incorporate them, how and when to stretch and how to safely increase mileage. She even provides a list of tips and tricks she has picked up over her 34 year of running and racing. The book also includes a link to a detailed training schedule that takes the runner from 5k to half marathon in six months.

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