In SpeedRunner, celebrated running coach Pete Magill reveals his 4-week training plan to make any athlete into a faster runnerno matter the sport, age, gender, experience, or goals.
In every sport that includes running, the difference between the best and the rest is tenths of a second. In most team sports like football, soccer, basketball, baseball and in distance running and triathlonsimple leg speed makes champions. By targeting the neuromuscular system and strengthening muscle and connective tissue, Magill’s SpeedRunner program builds speed, strength, agility, coordination, balance, proprioception, and explosive power so athletes can excel.
Magill developed his SpeedRunner program over decades of experience coaching athletes of all ages from short sprints to the marathon. He’s led his club to two dozen US National Masters Championships in road running and cross country. As a 5-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year and multiple American and world age-group record holder himself, Magill is proof that his training methods are effective.
Over the four weeks of the SpeedRunner program, you’ll focus on faster acceleration, top-end speed, strength, agility, and speed endurance. Magill also offers speed-only training and supplemental sessions to further hone your top-end speed, core musculature, and whole-body strength. The SpeedRunner plans balance training volume and intensity with recovery to ensure rapid, injury-free gains.
Bottom line: The ability to run well is a fundamental skill required for success in any sport that includes running. SpeedRunner can transform your running performance.
About the Author
Pete Magill is a running coach, world-class runner, and contributor to Runner’s World, PodiumRunner, and formerly to Running Times. As a coach, Magill has led his masters clubs to 19 USATF National Masters Championships in cross country and road racing. Currently a coach with Southern California’s Cal Coast Track Club and California Triathlon Club, Magill has worked with athletes of all ages, from youth through masters. He holds multiple American and world age-group records in the sports of track & field and road racing, and he is a 5-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year. His popular columns, Magill on Masters, The Long Run, and The Performance Page covered training, nutrition, and mental training. Magill is author of SpeedRunner, Build Your Running Body, and The Born Again Runner.
“When Pete Magill talks, smart runners listen.” — Scott Douglas, Runner’s World senior content editor
“Whether you’re just starting out as a runner or starting afresh, you can do no better than heed the guidance of running’s ultimate comeback kid, Pete Magill.” — Matt Fitzgerald, author of How Bad Do You Want It? and Racing Weight
“Do what Pete says and you’re sure to run stronger, healthier, and faster.” — Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner, Runner’s World editor at large
Praise for Build Your Running Body
"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
“[Build Your Running Body is] an informative, friendly guide that all runners can grow with and will likely return to over time.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Build Your Running Body is the most useful, info-packed, and comprehensive training manual I’ve ever read. Coaches will find it invaluable, and runners of all levels will use it as a complete guide to reaching their goals.” — Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner and Runner’s World editor-at-large
“Build Your Running Body is nothing short of the Unified Theory of Running…This book covers it all.” — Ken Stone, founder and editor of MastersTrack.com
“I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again: If you want to run faster, do what Pete Magill says. It’s that simple.” — Scott Douglas, Runner’s World contributing editor, author or co-author of 7 running books, including Meb for Mortals and Advanced Marathoning