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Everyone's Guide to Distance Running
     

Everyone's Guide to Distance Running

by Norrie Williamson
 

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“If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run, yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.”
These immortal words of Rudyard Kipling encapsulate the passion and joy in the art of running that noted runner and coach Norrie Williamson wants to instill in every runner and potential runner. Whether you’re

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“If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run, yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.”
These immortal words of Rudyard Kipling encapsulate the passion and joy in the art of running that noted runner and coach Norrie Williamson wants to instill in every runner and potential runner. Whether you’re an experienced runner in a bit of a rut, or a novice in need of encouragement and advice, Williamson is the expert to hold your hand every step of the way.
Available for the first time in the United States, Everyone’s Guide to Distance Running is a comprehensive, all-encompassing, and authoritative reference manual for runners of all stripes. Norrie Williamson guides the runner with practical proven advice not only on training and techniques, but also on the all-important aspect of keeping motivated. Because he is passionate that distance runners should not fall into traditional traps, making age-old, yet persistent mistakes, he supplies helpful tips and information on every aspect of the sport, including:
Training • Planning • Racing • Nutrition Injuries • Clothing and Equipment Norrie Williamson, a well-known long-distance athlete, is a former Scottish first division rugby player who transformed his passion for athletics into a career as a runner and coach in his adopted South Africa. He has finished the grueling
56-mile Comrades Marathon in South Africa and has completed more than 100 ultra events, including 30 to 100 miles or longer. He set a record for the longest distance run on a treadmill in 24 hours (more than 161 kilometers). Recently he has moved to track and cross-country races in an attempt to improve his speed. He has been coaching and writing about running since 1985.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592284382
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Edition description:
First edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Norrie Williamson, a well-known long-distance athlete, is a former Scottish first division rugby player who transformed his passion for athletics into a career as a runner and coach in his adopted South Africa. He has finished the grueling 56-mile Comrades marathon in South Africa and has completed more than 100 ultra events, including 30 to 100 miles of longer. He set a record for the longest distance run on a treadmill in 24 hours (more than 161 kilometers). Recently he has moved to track and cross country races in an attempt to improve his speed. He has been coaching and writing about running since 1985.

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