The Science of Running book is available NOW!
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Why you should buy?

I hate doing the “sales” thing. But one of the reasons I’m asking readers, who are interested, to buy the book is because I’m passionate about it. I poured as much knowledge as I could into this book, and did not hold back. It’s the result of a multiyear process. I give away tons of free information on this blog, so this is one way of earning a small bit back to keep the blog going.

Beyond that, my biased opinion is that it’s a unique book. If nothing else, I promise you that this book will make you think and ultimately be a better coach, scientist, or athlete.

To sweeten the deal, I’m giving away some rewards. I’ve delved into my collection of information compiled throughout the years and pulled out some gems. I’m offering my go to training documents, notes I’ve compiled, exclusive training logs of world class athletes, and even a Skype conversation if you want to talk running. These are only good for purchases within the next 48 hours though, so keep that in mind.

What people are saying about it?
“The Science of Running sets the new standard for training theory and physiological data. Every veteran and beginner distance coach needs to have this on their book shelf.”

-Alan Webb
American Record Holder-Mile 3:46.91

“For anyone serious about running, The Science of Running offers the latest information and research for optimizing not only your understanding of training but also your performance. If you want to delve deeper into the world of running and training, this book is for you. You will never look at running the same.”

-Jackie Areson, 15th at the 2013 World Championships in the 5k. 15:12 5,000m best

Spread the word:
Given how much time and passion I put in to writing this book, I really want it to be a success, so please spread the word on twitter, Facebook, or just good old fashioned word of mouth. Also, after finishing the book, please write a review on Amazon.  It all helps, thanks!

48 Hour Special Giveaway!!

For readers of my blog, I’m doing a 48 hour giveaway to show support for those who have supported the blog through the years. Buy just one copy in the first 48 hours and you can get some really cool bonus material.

Deals Expires: February 20th at 1am EST.

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How?  Buy the book online! Then fill out the form at the bottom of this page, with your Amazon purchase or Order # for verification purposes.

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Buy Kindle Version!
(Is also available for Kindle on Amazon UK, AUS, and many other international sites.)

Loyalty Reward- Buy 1 Book- Get:
1. My Cheat Sheet Training Guide- 46 pages of my condensed guide to training. It’s what I use as a reference when I am creating training programs. Includes everything from workout to strength to supplement guides.

2. Training Notes- 28 pages of notes I’ve gathered through the years on the latest info on Physiology and training programs. highlights of some of the best running/science reading out there.

Science Nerd Giftpack! Buy 2+ get:
1. Cheat Sheet Training Guide- 46 pages
2. Training Notes- 28 pages
3. Lactate Data-  See data from 6 actual lactate tests for me during my collegiate years.
4. Lactate Data- Jackie Areson- Ever wanted to see what lactate data looks like for a world class athlete? Here’s your chance. See the actual numbers for 2 of Jackie Areson’s lactate data during the year leading to her 15:12 5k PR.
5. Training Philosophy Presentation- 25 slide powerpoint on My Training Philosophy.

The Coaches Package! Buy 4 +get:
1. Cheat Sheet Training Guide- 46 pages
2. Training Notes- 28 pages
3. Lactate Data-  Steve Magness
4. Lactate Data- Jackie Areson
5. Training Philosophy Presentation- 25 slide powerpoint on My Training Philosophy.
6. Coaches Interview Notes- 56 pages of notes I’ve taken from interviews with some of the top running coaches in the world! All the great wisdom collected in one spot!
7. Canova Notes- 80+ pages of notes on Renato Canova’s training. These are personal notes taken of the key points from his writings, book, presentations, and personal conversations with Renato!

Ultimate Package- Buy 8+ get:
ALL OF the notes listed above. PLUS:
8. Jackie Areson Training- A complete copy of everyday of training Jackie did leading up to her 15th in the world.
9. 45min long Skype conversation with me! Ask anything you want!

Reward Form:

Get My New Guide on: The Science of Creating Workouts


    1. Jamoosh on February 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      Done and done. I've been looking forward to this!

    2. Sebastian Wagner on February 19, 2014 at 6:30 am

      Bought the kindle version and started to read 🙂
      And i filled out the thing for the reward. I am very curious to see what your loyalty reward looks like. When do i get the loyalty reward?
      I wish you all the best and success with the book and your work 🙂
      greetings from germany

    3. Renny on February 19, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      hi Steve, I bought the Kindle edition and there appears to be an error on page in "The Slow Twitch versus the Fast Twitch model". Both charts are "Slow Twitch Runners" with no mention of the "Fast twitch runners". would you be able to provide the correct chart here?

    4. Trail Running Dad on February 19, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Aw shucks, you just jumped past Goodnight Moon on the Amazon Bestseller list. My son will be most distraught to hear this!

      Seriously, this looks great. I'm really looking forward to getting this in the mail soon. Congrats on the Herculean efforts that went into pulling this together.

    5. Ngọc Hà Cao on February 20, 2014 at 2:25 am

      I've just bought one kindle copy and thank you very much for your reward.

    6. Steve Magness on February 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      Here is the Fast twitch table for the ebook (hard copy is fine, it just messed up in translating to ebook). I have also corrected in ebook, so should be good now. Thanks for letting me know!

    7. Marc Schwartz on February 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Steve, any plans to make the book available via iBooks?

    8. Adam Houston on February 21, 2014 at 12:29 am

      Hi Steve,

      I'm excited to receive your book, can't wait to get it in the mail. When does the bonus material come? I bought one book and entered my confirmation number and email in the form. Will it be emailed to me?

    9. Joshua Wong on February 21, 2014 at 10:13 am

      So sad that i just missed the reward period. Could i still get those material if i buy 4 book of yours now? I really want it, please!!!

    10. SPR on February 21, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Will the ebook update on existing purchases?

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