The Beginning Runner's Handbook: The Proven 13-Week RunWalk Program

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This easy-to-use, practical guide helps runners safely build strength and endurance, get motivated and set realistic goals, choose the proper footwear and clothing, eat right, and avoid injury. Completely updated, this fourth edition contains a wealth of new material. A revised RunWalk program gives runners a choice between running 10K or covering the distance by running and walking. A whole new chapter on preparing for charity runs reflects the popularity of getting fit while giving back to the community. There ...

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Overview

This easy-to-use, practical guide helps runners safely build strength and endurance, get motivated and set realistic goals, choose the proper footwear and clothing, eat right, and avoid injury. Completely updated, this fourth edition contains a wealth of new material. A revised RunWalk program gives runners a choice between running 10K or covering the distance by running and walking. A whole new chapter on preparing for charity runs reflects the popularity of getting fit while giving back to the community. There are expanded and enhanced sections with cross-training options such as trail running and bootcamp sessions; information on running through pregnancy; facts about barefoot running, minimalist shoes and shorter strides lengths, plus links to online sources of information and running communities. Combining advice from the experts, training tips and testimonials from runners of all ages, The Beginning Runner's Handbook is a step-by-step road map for achieving running success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553658603
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • Publication date: 4/10/2012
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 558,442
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

The Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia (SportMedBC), a professional not-for-profit society comprised of sport medical and paramedical practitioners, promotes leadership, public awareness and education in the areas of sport medicine, sport science and sport training.

Ian MacNeill is a writer located in Vancouver, B.C.

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Table of Contents

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73711 7 Becom

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9 Common Injuries and Recovery 13111 10 Preparing f

15211 11 What's N

16101 Appendix A Stretching Exerc

18201 Appendix B The 13-Wee

19201 Appendix C The 13-Week Run Fas

19801 Resources and Refer

20701 Index 211

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