Run Like Pro Even If You’re Slow attempts to break down key habits and traits of professional runners and make them available to the rest of us. We tend to think that professional runners are somehow fundamentally different from the rest of us, but a lot of those differences are due to better lifestyle habits and more emotional intelligence which are things we can all improve to become faster runners. Each chapter of the book focuses on one topic such as managing mileage, balancing intensities, recovery, and many more. The chapters at the end contain training plans for 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon and ultramarathon distances. Each chapter ends with professional tips from Coach Ben Rosario.
Matt Fitzgerald is a lifelong runner and endurance athlete, and an acclaimed endurance sportswriter who has authored and co-authored more than 25 books (29 or 30 depending on how you count). He is also a running and triathlon coach, certified sports nutritionist, and journalist who has written for many sports journals (Men’s health, men’s fitness, Outside) and websites (active.com). He has a website called mattfitzgerald.org, and is cofounder of the 8020endurance.com training website. A recent addition to the list of places where you can find Matt is the Pace app where you can have him as your coach.
Coach Ben Rosario was a high level runner in his High School and College years. Currently he is the head coach of the Hoka Naz Elite professional distance running team in Flagstaff Arizona and his athletes have finished top 10 at major marathons including Boston, Chicago, New York and London, and won national titles (most well-known is Aliphine’s 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon win). In his past life, Ben co-owned a specialty running shop in Saint Louis Missouri called Big River Run Company. He has co-authored two previous books called Inside a marathon (2020), and Tradition, Class, Pride (2015) which are both about running.
Run Like Pro Even If You’re Slow will release on March 1st 2022 and can be pre-ordered here https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/667088/run-like-a-pro-even-if-youre-slow-by-matt-fitzgerald-and-ben-rosario/#.
You can find out what Matt is up to by visiting his websites https://mattfitzgerald.org or https://www.8020endurance.com, and you can follow Matt in Instagram @fitzgerald.matt. If you would like to follow Ben then he can be found on the Hoka NAZElite website https://www.nazelite.com or on Instagram @coachbenrosario1. You can also sign up to the NAZElite email list to see what the team is up to.
Big thank you to the publisher, Penguin Random House, for providing a review copy of the book, and to authors Matt Fitzgerald and Ben Rosario for taking the time to speak with us.
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