Runner's World Complete Book of Running: Everything You Need to Know to Run for Fun, Fitness and Competition

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The sport of running is ever changing, be it the shoes we wear or the goals we set, the training methods we use or the role models we emulate. But there is one constant: For 30 years, Runner's World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the leading authority on running. Now, the collective wisdom of some of the most savvy running writers and editors can be found in one book. Whether you are a beginner or veteran runner, here is advice - both timeless and cutting-edge - guaranteed to maximize your performance ...
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Overview

The sport of running is ever changing, be it the shoes we wear or the goals we set, the training methods we use or the role models we emulate. But there is one constant: For 30 years, Runner's World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the leading authority on running. Now, the collective wisdom of some of the most savvy running writers and editors can be found in one book. Whether you are a beginner or veteran runner, here is advice - both timeless and cutting-edge - guaranteed to maximize your performance and pleasure.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Writing for committed and/or competitive runners, Burfoot, a Boston Marathon winner and long-time editor of Runner's World magazine, adds his commentary to the advice of other experts and professionals. Topics range from diet and properly fitting shoes to injury prevention and cross-training, many discussed with an eye toward helping readers make it to the finish line of a marathon. Technical terms like lactate threshold and maximum oxygen uptake are used, often in a manner that assumes readers have prior knowledge of the concepts. Speedwork, hill work and the merits of treadmills are examined at length, along with the oft-repeated advice that the body needs rest, especially before a big race. The section titled "The Mental Side of Running" acknowledges the crucial role a runner's state of mind plays in his/her development in the sport; beginners of any sport would find these chapters a good source of motivation. Also included are several articles on women's running. Notable among these is the Q&A forum in which doctors reply to commonly asked questions about how running affects women's physiology. Readers who want to make running a centerpiece of their lives will find here an effective training program for improving speed, efficiency and endurance. (Oct.)
Library Journal
With all the books on running available, deciding which one to buy is not easy. Look no further; the subtitle says it all. Runner's World magazine's executive editor Burfoot had two objectives when producing this book: to gather the best advice possible and to present the information in a user-friendly manner. Burfoot definitely succeeds in producing an up-to-date, useful guide for running enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Every aspect of the sport is covered, from nutrition, injuries, and women's running to speed/endurance, cross-training, mental preparation, and the marathon. Complete with photos, index, and detailed table of contents, this study is a worthy purchase for all public libraries.Larry Robert Little, Penticton P.L., B.C.
Booknews
This comprehensive resource, comprising articles drawn from magazine, covers how to begin running; nutrition; injury prevention; women's running; building strength, endurance, and speed; psychological issues; cross-training; and the marathon. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875963549
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: Runners World Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 Beginning Running
Pt. 2 Nutrition
Pt. 3 Injury Prevention
Pt. 4 Women's Running
Pt. 5 Building Strength, Endurance, and Speed
Pt. 6 The Mental Side of Running
Pt. 7 Cross-Training
Pt. 8 The Marathon
Credits
Index
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