Part I Physiology and Biochemistry of Running; Chapter 1. Muscle Structure and Function; Chapter 2. Oxygen Transport; Chapter 3. Energy Systems; Chapter 4. Temperature Regulation; Part II Training Basics; Chapter 5. Developing a Training Foundation; Chapter 6. Learning From the Experts; Chapter 7. Avoiding Overtraining; Chapter 8. Training the Mind; Part III Transferring Training to Racing; Chapter 9. 10K to Half-Marathon; Chapter 10. Marathon; Chapter 11. Ultramarathon; Chapter 12. Pushing the Limits of Performance; Part IV Running Health; Chapter 13. Ergogenic Aids; Chapter 14. Staying Injury Free; Chapter 15. Health Benefits
Dr. Timothy Noakes is Discovery health professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town and director of the medical research council/UCT research unit for exercise science and sports medicine at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands. Noakes received his MD from the University of Cape Town. He is a veteran of more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons. He is an editorial board member for many international sport science journals and a former president of the South African Sports Medicine Association. In 1999, he was elected as one of 22 founding members of the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Science Academy. Noakes is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.