Masters runner and coach Dr. Cathy Utzschneider began running competitively when aged 40. Between the ages of 40 and 50 she was ranked fifth in the world in her age group and won six USA Track and Field age-group titles and a silver medal at the Nike World Masters Games. For the past 20 years she has trained hundreds of runners ranging from beginners to Olympians. As current head coach of the Liberty Athletic Club, the first and longest-operating all-women's running club in the USA, Cathy has coached members to three world and six American age-group records and three world age-group gold medals.
Anyone interested in improving running--whether 30 or over 70--will find much valuable information in Mastering Running. Cathy Utzschneider combines her scientific background with all she has learned as a masters runner to bring you what you need to know and tell you how it will make you a faster, stronger, healthier runner. Amby Burfoot-- 1968 Boston Marathon Winner, Runner's World Editor at Large Once a runner always a runner. This comprehensive resource for masters runners captures the many benefits and rewards that can reaped by the aging athlete who wants to stay in the sport for the long run-- the stories, the camaraderie, the personal bests inspire us all no matter what distance we choose from the mile to the marathon. Cathy is passionate about identifying masters' unique goals and motivating them to achieve their best. Set your own course and run your own race but never hesitate to share training tips with the growing and motivated ranks of masters' runners. Our demographic is only getting stronger and faster. Joan Benoit Samuelson-- First-ever women's Olympic marathon gold champion Mastering Running provides instruction on how we 'seasoned' runners can stay fit and still accomplish those athletic goals that we set for ourselves as we continue to push our bodies to perform. Bravo to Dr. Utzschneider for this outstanding book! Willie Banks-- Olympian 1980, 84, 88, Former world record holder, Triple Jump, Past President of the US Olympians and Paralympians Association Masters runners want to train hard, race fast, and compete like college kids, while simultaneously staying healthy enough to juggle the joys and responsibilities of adult life. Lucky for us, Dr. Cathy Utzschneider has provided the blueprint for accomplishing all that in Mastering Running. Pete Magill-- Masters Running Record Holder