Avid runners often define their best runs in terms of breaking records and conquering distances, but they intuitively know that this only begins to describe their experiences. Through more than 40 years of training and competing, Joe Henderson has gained an understanding of what really defines the best running experiences and has developed techniques to achieve them.
Henderson-America's premier running writer-has produced perhaps his finest work in Best Runs. He shares his experiences and expertise, offering advice on how you can enhance your running and reap rewards beyond improved running times and race results.
Best Runs contains more than 100 essays that will inform, inspire, and amuse all readers, from fitness runners to hardcore competitors. Each of the book's 25 chapters serves as a valuable lesson in running. You'll find entertaining tales and proven advice on how to
- reduce the time pressures associated with training and racing;- decrease down-time by listening to your heart and early warning signals;- follow an optimal running diet;- reduce your anxiety before races;- improve long distance running techniques;- enjoy running into your later years; and- much, much more.Running is about much more than going farther and faster. It's about having your best possible experience every time out. Best Runs provides inspiration, insights, and training tips to ensure that you reach your fullest potential. Read it and have your best run yet!
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Joe Henderson has made a career of promoting consistency and longevity in running-through his books, his writings in Runner's World, and his talks at races. He has lived that message as both a runner and writer.
Born in Illinois in 1943, he began running in Iowa 14 years later. And three years after that, he started writing about the sport. Henderson, a graduate of Drake University, has run more than 700 races. Their distances range from less than 100 meters to more than 100 kilometers.
In addition to his long-time column in Runner's World, he has written more than a dozen books on running, and he publishes the newsletter Running Commentary. He is a former editor of Runner's World and a onetime staff writer for Track & Field News. The Road Runners Club of America has twice honored him as Journalist of the Year. He also is a member of the RRCA's Hall of Fame.
Henderson runs and writes from his home base in Eugene, Oregon. His wife, Barbara Shaw, is also a published writer.
Table of Contents
Part I: Best WaysChapter 1. Picking the Best BetsChapter 2. Training by the NumbersChapter 3. Learning How to WalkChapter 4. Running Out of TimeChapter 5. Listening to the HeartChapter 6. Finding Shoes That FitChapter 7. Dealing With Down TimeChapter 8. Heeding the Early WarningsChapter 9. Cutting From the Diet Chapter 10. Adding to the Diet
Part II: Best DaysChapter 11. Counting Up the RacesChapter 12. Rerunning the Best RacesChapter 13. Worrying About the RaceChapter 14. Racing the Short DistancesChapter 15. Training Longer and ShorterChapter 16. Racing the Long DistancesChapter 17. Racing at Its SimplestChapter 18. Winning Without Beating Anyone
Part III: Best YearsChapter 19. Gaining Much From LittleChapter 20. Living Out the LegacyChapter 21. Reading, Writing, and RunningChapter 22. Touring the Finest PlacesChapter 23. Connecting With Other RunnersChapter 24. Voicing a Few ComplaintsChapter 25. Singing the Sport's Praises
What People are Saying About This
"By Joe's own definition, this could be his 'best' effort as a writer!"Jerry LawsonProfessional Marathoner, 2:09:35 (1997)
"Nobody knows more than Joe or writes about running more clearly. This book includes some of his best writing yet. As you turn the pages, I'm sure you'll find yourself nodding in agreement, thinking, 'Yes, that's just the way I feel, too.'"Amby BurfootEditor, Runner's World