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The Art and Science of the Perfect Run
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on November 5, 2019.
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Rehab
11/5/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Assess the principles of training.
  2. Examine physiological determinants of running performance.
  3. Describe the FIRST “3plus2” training program.
  4. Design an effective training program based on scientific principles.
  5. Utilize cross-training effectively to supplement running.
  6. Analyze running gait for recommending prehab and rehab stretches and strength training exercises.
  7. Evaluate how aging affects running performance.
  8. Utilize the 7-Hour Workout Week to enhance fitness while supporting healthy aging.
Gait Analysis and Screening
  • Implement motion capture – Dartfish, Qualysis, Video
  • Strategies to Identify:
    • Faculty Mechanics
    • Muscular weakness
    • Poor flexibility
Assessments to Quickly Detect Issues: The Running Performance Model
  • Physiological factors responsible for running performance
  • Biomechanical factors responsible for running performance
  • Nutritional factors responsible for running performance
Run Less, Not Train Less: The FIRST Program
  • Apply to runners of all ages and abilities: 3 plus 2 program
  • Quality over quantity
  • Training with purpose
  • Functional strength training timeline
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Goal setting and prediction tables
  • Training programs for your clients
  • Determining workout intensity
Apply Principles of Training to Prevent Injury
  • Progressive overload
  • Specificity
  • Individual differences
  • Law of diminishing returns
  • Reversibility
Big Questions Answered! Tackle the Most Common Concerns
  • Heal-striking
  • Hamstring injury
  • Arthritis
  • Injury identification
  • Barefoot running
  • Running form
  • Orthotics
  • Running shoes
  • Running frequency
  • Weekly mileage
  • Running fast
  • Body weight
  • Stretching
  • Strength training
  • Cross-training
  • Running surface
Safe Returns: Getting Runners Back in Action Post-Injury
  • When is enough rest enough?
  • Tackling recurring injuries
  • Best practices to reduce risk of re-injury
Youth Forgives Many Sins – Work with Aging Runners
  • What happens to performance?
  • Which biological factors affect running?
  • Effects of psychological, social, and cultural factors
  • Alternatives and solutions for the aging runner
  • The 7-Hour workout week


Dr. Bill Pierce chaired the Health Sciences Department at Furman University for three decades. He and FIRST have been featured in articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World and many other newspapers and magazines across the country. Pierce, listed as one of 10 marathon “supercoaches” by Runner’s World magazine, has made hundreds of presentations on fitness, wellness and running. As an intercollegiate athlete, he played on nationally ranked basketball teams and was a successful half-miler on the track team. He has captured many age-group awards in his 250 road races and 42 marathons, finishing the Boston Marathon in five different decades.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: William Pierce professor at Furman University. He is an author for Penguin Random House and receives royalties. Dr. Pierce receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: William Pierce has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Dr. Scott Murr, assistant professor in the health sciences department joined the Furman faculty in 1998. Dr. Murr has served as the Director of the Furman Fitness Center and Aquatics for 15 years and is also the Director of the Molnar Human Performance Laboratory. Scott Murr is a 35-year veteran in the sport of triathlon and has been running marathons even longer. From marathons to cycling centuries to triathlons, Scott has competed in over 300 endurance events. Scott is a 12-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, having competed in Ironman Europe, Ironman Canada, Ironman USA with six finishes at the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona Hawaii.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Scott Murr is an assistant professor at Furman University. He is an author for Penguin Random House and receives royalties. Dr. Murr receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Scott Murr has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits

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