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Overview

The Rough Guide to Running will propel you ahead of the pack with a power brew of reliable guidance and inspirational tips. The guide includes the basics from good running technique, goal setting and motivation to schedules, preparation and how to deal with injuries and strains. You’ll find the low-down from our team of professional runners, coaches, health experts, including a nutritionist and an osteopath as well as the best advise on running shoes, clothes, accessories and gadgets, and where to buy them. They’re all covered, from fun runs and charity runs to clubs, competitive racing, marathons and best running events around the world. Whether you have already notched up many miles or are a beginner taking your first steps in this addictive pastime, you need this book.

Stay ahead of the pack with The Rough Guide to Running!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843539094
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/19/2007
  • Series: Rough Guide Reference Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 6.94 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Lloyd Bradley is the former Editorial Consultant on Runners'' World magazine, former author of Men''s Health magazine and a regular London Marathon runner.

Lloyd Bradley is the former Editorial Consultant on Runners'' World magazine, former author of Men''s Health magazine and a regular London Marathon runner.

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Table of Contents


Meet the panel: The Rough Guide To Running's resident experts     2
Why run?: An introduction     5
Getting Started
Starting off: Should I be running? Will I look stupid? What should I eat?     13
Running gear: Shoes that fit, baby buggies, global positioning, the best bras     41
Before and after your run: Warming up, cooling down, stre-e-e-tching     75
One Foot in Front of the Other
Big steps forward: Striding, posture, muscle power, hill running     93
The engine room: Heart, lungs and carbohydrate metabolism     107
Putting in the miles: Training techniques, strength workouts, crosstraining, logs     117
Run safe: Personal safety, rural running, weather warnings     135
Injury time: You'd be surprised how dangerous running can be     145
Running for Real
Second-stage motivation: Beat the blahs and re-energize your running     185
Goooaaal(s)!: How to set them, how to reach them and what to do next     193
Wanna race?: Getting ready to race, with your head as well as your feet     201
Age? Nothing but a number: Run further, live longer     219
Girl power!: Run through the month and during and after pregnancy     227
The big 26.2: Everything you need to know to run your first marathon     235
Let's speak Runglish: A handy glossary ofrunners' jargon     252
Index     256
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