Hal Higdon's Smart Running: Expert Advice on Training, Motivation, Injury Prevention, Nutrition and Good Health

Hal Higdon's Smart Running: Expert Advice on Training, Motivation, Injury Prevention, Nutrition and Good Health

by Hal Higdon
     
 

Your running questions answered.

As the expert on Runner's World magazine's Web site, Hal Higdon receives nearly 1,000 questions a month from runners around he world. Questions from how to heal shinsplints to how to use running to safely shed pounds. Hal taps into 40 years of running experience and a wide network of exercise scientists and doctors to bring

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Your running questions answered.

As the expert on Runner's World magazine's Web site, Hal Higdon receives nearly 1,000 questions a month from runners around he world. Questions from how to heal shinsplints to how to use running to safely shed pounds. Hal taps into 40 years of running experience and a wide network of exercise scientists and doctors to bring readers sound advice. And in Hal Higdon's Smart Running, he brings this same experience and knowledge to new and veteran runners.

You'll discover:

* How to fit running into a busy lifestyle
* What the best program is to lose weight
* How to run a faster 5-K
* How to motivate yourself to exercise consistently
* If you are ready to run a marathon
* What the best types of running shoes are
* What the difference is between muscle soreness and an injury
* What to eat before a race
* How to run safely at night
* How much cross-training should be in your running program
* If you should run less as you get older
* How to train for a marathon
* If your diet should be high in carbohydrates
* How much speedwork should be in your workouts
* What the newest fabrics in running clothes are

Editorial Reviews

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...[C]hock full of solid advice that makes it a worthy addition to the bookshelf. While the experience of reading the book is a bit like scrolling through an online discussion board, Higdon somehow manages to make it all hang together.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875965352
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
662,475
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Hal Higdon is among the most respected and widely read writers in the world of running. A senior writer for Runner's World magazine, he also writes the 'Ask the Expert' column on the magazine's Web site. He is the author of 31 books, including Hal Higdon's How to Train and Marathon. He is a competitive masters runner and lectures frequently at running clubs and races around the world.

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