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The Principles of Running: Practical Lessons from My First 100,000 Miles
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The Principles of Running: Practical Lessons from My First 100,000 Miles

by Amby Burfoot
 

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A book of practical guidance and simple wisdom about running... and about life. From a key figure in the running world comes a unique little compendium of information and anecdotes about a life in motion. Champion marathoner Amby Burfoot has created a distinctive resource to help runners run better, faster, and farther. More than this, his succinct and sure-footed

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A book of practical guidance and simple wisdom about running... and about life. From a key figure in the running world comes a unique little compendium of information and anecdotes about a life in motion. Champion marathoner Amby Burfoot has created a distinctive resource to help runners run better, faster, and farther. More than this, his succinct and sure-footed text will help runners rediscover and deepen their own joy in the sport. This is a celebration of running.

Training, racing, nutrition, injury prevention, issues for women, weather, mental preparation, and the marathon are discussed in detail with plenty of solid information. Each chapter ends with a list of relevant principles of running. Interwoven among the facts and fundamentals are enlightening personal notes from a learned lifelong runner. The Principles of Running is much more than a simple manual. It is a book that you will not be able to put down, although you are not sure whether you are reading it for the running tips or the life lessons. It is a book that you will keep on your nightstand, tuck in your briefcase, and give to your friends. It is a book that is certain to help you hit your stride--whether your running shoes are off or on.

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“'That's right' was my most frequent thought as I read this book. Amby Burfoot has produced a clear, concise resource for me and every other runner whose goals are to train more efficiently and enjoyably. I am placing this book next to my training log for easy reference.” —Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic-marathon gold medalist

“Amby Burfoot motivates runners of all strides and sizes in this truly essential book. Special kudos for the attention he pays to women runners.” —Joan Samuelson, 1984 Olympic-marathon gold medalist

“This book is packed full of great advice for every runner. The chapters on injury prevention, in particular, will keep you running long and healthy.” —Jeff Galloway, Olympic 10,000-meter runner and best-selling author

“Amby Burfoot taught me much of what I know about marathoning, and now he's put all of his experience together in this highly readable book.” —Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of the Boston and New York City Marathons

“A successful training program goes hand in hand with healthy eating. Amby Burfoot clearly and simply explains how to do this in The Principles of Running.” —Nancy Clark, R.D., author of Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook

“Amby Burfoot has talked with thousands of beginning runners in his long career, and he knows they need simple starting points, proven advice, and lots of encouragement. You'll find it all in this easy-to-read book.” —John "the Penguin" Bingham, author of The Courage to Start

four-time winner of the Boston and New York City M Bill Rodgers
Amby Burfoot taught me much of what I know about marathoning, and now he's put all of his experience together in this highly readable book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579547417
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/05/2003
Pages:
165
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.49(d)

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