The Runner's Field Manual: A Tactical (and Practical) Survival Guide

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Whether you run in the city or on trails, in races or just for fun, you'll find The Runner's Field Manual loaded with practical advice and how-to instruction. As funny as it is useful, this volume covers everything from Dealing With Drivers to Toenail Maintenance, and ...

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Overview

Whether you run in the city or on trails, in races or just for fun, you'll find The Runner's Field Manual loaded with practical advice and how-to instruction. As funny as it is useful, this volume covers everything from Dealing With Drivers to Toenail Maintenance, and explores in explicit detail...

Common Threats

Urban: The BlackBerry-transfixed businessman

Suburban: The bored, angry dog

Trail: The mountain biker who has watched too many Mountain Dew commercials

Shoes & Gear

The Reef Knot: The only knot you need to know

Barefoot Running: Crazy? Or just insane?

The Trash Bag Poncho: Three steps to ultra-cheap rainwear

Race Day Challenges

Finding the Damn Thing: Not always so easy

Navigating the Aid Station: Pinch the cup

Finish Line Vomit: Hey, it happens

...and much, much more. Full of charts, illustrations, and more than a few laughs, The Runner's Field Manual is the perfect reference for anyone who loves to run-or wants to learn how.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605292724
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 779,104
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

MARK REMY is the executive editor of RunnersWorld.com and the author of The Runner’s Rule Book. He lives, writes, and runs in eastern Pennsylvania, where he frequently seeks Relief in Porcelain-Free Environments and has extensively researched A Word about Roadkill.

 

Runner’s World is the worldwide authority on running information. With a goal to inform, advise, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities, Runner’s World aims to help runners acheive their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

The Runner's Oath ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 The Basics 1

Chapter 2 Urban, Suburban & Wilderness Survival 17

Chapter 3 Shoes, Gear & Apparel 47

Chapter 4 Foraging & Sustenance 71

Chapter 5 Running with Others 85

Chapter 6 Dealing with Motorists 101

Chapter 7 Health, Safety & First Aid 125

Chapter 8 Racing 147

Appendix & Miscellany 187

Index 202

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