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Dan Kaplan's VOQ Training for Cross Country & Track
Book 1: 143 pgs, $8.99 to $11.99 ... buy now!

Supplemental Work for VOQ Training
Book 2: $2.99 expected eBook price ... coming soon

"Sometimes we have to think out of the box to get success. Ask questions. Trust no one. So when I read Dan Kaplan's VOQ Training for Cross Country & Track, I have to admit it was a refreshing read. In this book, you have a coaching manual from a live, real, complete season with all the workouts, and detailed explanation on the how's and why's each workout is being used. You have the daily and weekly workouts used for an entire season. How many coaches do that?" - Jimson Lee,

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About the Book: Anyone can coach a team or individual to merely run faster. That's the easy part. Consistently achieving greater improvement than the competition is the signature of VOQ Training, embracing the continuous cycle between Cross Country and Track, with each sport building off of the other in complementary fashion. This is made possible by the sprint inspired, Volume-of-Quality principles of the Inverted Pyramid and a carefully detailed prevention of injuries.

VOQ Training will show you how to: a) train harder and smarter than the competition, and b) take the guesswork out of peaking perfectly every time!

Combining traits of a training manual with program-building tools, plus enough back story to add personality to the workouts, there truly is something for everyone. VOQ Training is written primarily for High School and College coaches, but also for scholastic athletes seeking a maximized summer training plan. Additional suggestions are provided for tailoring the program to self-coached distance runners of all levels and racing objectives.

About the Author: Dan Kaplan, commonly known as "dkap" or "dank" online, has coached Cross Country and Track & Field at Willamette University and McKay High School in Salem, Oregon. His coaching and competitive background includes a mixture of sprint and distance events. Despite being known primarily as a distance coach, Kaplan cites sprint coaches such as Loren Seagrave and Charlie Francis as some of his biggest sources of inspiration.

Prior to embarking on a coaching career, Kaplan spent two years as president of the Oregon State University Track Club, helping pave the way for the reinstatement of the NCAA Division I program. He is also one of the pioneers of large running websites, building (U.S. News & World Report's Best of the Web: Fitness for 2000) in the late 90's, and is currently a web developer focusing on running-related projects and statistical hobbies such as the annual Oregon High School State XC Projections.

"Kaplan writes with an engaging style so that the reader is left experiencing the 'rush' when it all goes right and the anguish when it doesn't." -- Russ Ebbets, editor Track Coach magazine (part of Track & Field News and USATF), Winter 2012 Issue #198. Click here to read the full review.