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

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Now revised, with full-color illustrations throughout-the classic, comprehensive guide to running, from the magazine that is recognized as the world's leading authority

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 more than 30 years, Runner's World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the most reliable and authoritative source of running ...

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Overview

Now revised, with full-color illustrations throughout-the classic, comprehensive guide to running, from the magazine that is recognized as the world's leading authority

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 more than 30 years, Runner's World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the most reliable and authoritative source of running knowledge. And for the past 7 years, Runner's World Complete Book of Running has been the classic book of choice for runners looking to run better, longer, and faster.

Inside, all the secrets of running are laid bare. Need to know the best ways to start a running program? You'll find it. Looking for tips on buying and preserving your running shoes? It's in there. From a complete look at running injuries to the benefits of sports drinks vs. water to the best way to increase your endurance and train for a marathon, look no further than Runner's World Complete Book of Running. Contents include:

- A sure-fire plan for beginners to get "hooked" on running
- 15 surprising foods to boost your running performance
- Tips for triathletes to maximize your training efficiency
- 11 rules to run a great marathon
- A woman's encyclopedia of running
- How to incorporate speedwork into your training
- How to think like a champion
- How to taper your eating, and your training, before a race

Whether you are a beginner or veteran runner, here is the advice--both timeless and cutting-edge--guaranteed to maximize your performance and your running pleasure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579549299
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/7/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.57 (w) x 9.87 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Amby Burfoot is Executive Editor of Runner's World and winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 10
Part 1. Beginning Running
1. The First of Many Miles 15
2. On the Road with Oprah 24
3. Step into Good Shoes 28
4. Unexpected Pleasures 35
Part 2. Nutrition
5. Fueling Up for a Peak Performance 41
6. The Lowdown on Fats 48
7. For Men Only: 10 Truths 54
8. Tomorrow's Beverages Today 60
9. Say Good-Bye to Meat 64
10. Buried Treasures 69
Part 3. Injury Prevention
11. The Big Five 75
12. The No-Injuries Running Program 84
13. 10 Laws of Healthy Running 92
14. Self-Treat Your Ailments 100
Part 4. Women's Running
15. Advice that Could Save Your Life 115
16. A Woman's Encyclopedia Of Running 123
17. Ask Runner's World 135
18. To Dare, to Create, to Dream 144
Part 5. Building Strength, Endurance, and Speed
19. Time-Tested Advice 149
20. Ideal Paces 157
21. Stretch Your Limits 165
22. The Experts' Training Secrets 171
23. The Need for Speed 180
Part 6. The Mental Side of Running
24. Seven Strategies to Be Your Best 187
25. Digging Deep 195
26. Smooth Sailing 203
27. The Mysterious Breakthrough 209
Part 7. Cross-Training
28. The Many Roads to Fitness 219
29. The Great Indoors 227
30. Running in Place 233
31. Masters of Efficiency 241
32. Training the Whole Body 246
Part 8. The Marathon
33. Guideposts for a Marathoner 255
34. Guaranteed Results 268
35. Ease on Down the Road 271
36. Countdown to the Big Race 280
37. A Tip for Every Mile 290
Credits 300
Index 302
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