Wilt's book Run Run Run was published in 1964 by Track & Field News. It contained chapters written by Wilt, notable coaches, including New Zealand's Arthur Lydiard, and Soviet gold medalist Vladimir Kuts, and went through six printings over the next ten years. In 1975, Fred Wilt coined the term plyometrics while observing Soviet athletes warming up. He reached out to Dr. Michael Yessis, who had previously introduced this concept to the United States through Russian translation of Verkhoshansky's work. This inspired their later collaboration to get this information out to U.S. coaches and ultimately, Soviet Theory, Technique and Training for Running and Hurdling. Wilt wrote and compiled eight other books on long distance running and track and field. He later was the head Cross Country and Track and Field Women's Coach at Purdue University.