Alberto Salazar's Guide to Running

Alberto Salazar's Guide to Running

by Alberto Salazar, Richard A. Lovett
     
 

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Alberto Salazar's Guide to Running, introduces a sensible, balanced approach to running, suited to people of every age, body type, and degree of fitness. Based on training principles that allowed an athlete once known for his extreme methods to emerge from early retirement after ten years and win the world's leading ultramarathon, Salazar's revolutionary year-long

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Alberto Salazar's Guide to Running, introduces a sensible, balanced approach to running, suited to people of every age, body type, and degree of fitness. Based on training principles that allowed an athlete once known for his extreme methods to emerge from early retirement after ten years and win the world's leading ultramarathon, Salazar's revolutionary year-long program outlined here is designed to help you build gradually from your first quarter mile to a distance of 15 to 20 miles a week -- and enjoy doing it!

Alberto Salazar's Guide to Running covers all the bases. You get guidance on choosing the best running shoes, warming up, achieving and maintaining optimum body weight, and dealing with aches, pains, and common injuries. You also learn about the advantages of supplementing your running program with other aerobic and strength-building activities, such as cross-country skiing, bicycling, rowing, weight training, walking, and hiking. For more advanced runners there are valuable tips on trail running, winter training, cross-country training, and increasing speed and distance. And, interspersed throughout the book, you'll find fascinating and inspiring anecdotes in which Salazar shares his hard-won lessons about running and fitness, avoiding injuries, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071370271
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/27/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.89(d)

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