Here is the only book that is solely written for the triathlete who is looking to become a faster, more efficient, and stronger runner. Many multisport athletes prepare for their events based on the training conventions of each individual sport—swimming, cycling, and running. These traditional methods are rarely grounded in sports science and are less effective in triathlon. Faster running begins with improved technique and efficiency. From there Ken Mierke covers the essentials of training: planning, intensity, periodization, and brick workouts. For some, the true edge is found in other details of preparation, which are thoroughly addressed: reaching optimum race weight, biking to run fast, event-specific challenges, mental skills, strength training, recovery, and injury prevention.