Run Strong, Stay Hungry: 9 Keys to Staying in the Race

Run Strong, Stay Hungry: 9 Keys to Staying in the Race

by Jonathan Beverly


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In Run Strong, Stay Hungry, Jonathan Beverly reveals the secrets of veteran racers who are still racing fast and loving the sport decades after they got their start. Beverly taps 50 lifetime runners—from America’s elite to consistent local competitors—to reveal the 9 keys to run strong and stay fast. Run Strong, Stay Hungry features priceless guidance from Bill Rodgers, Deena Kastor, Pete Magill, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Roger Robinson, Colleen De Reuck, Dave Dunham, Kathrine Switzer, and dozens more.

Drawing from lessons learned over their 4 million lifetime running miles, Beverly finds that these lifetime competitors offer dozens of specific, creative strategies and solutions you can try right now. You’ll find inspiration and guidance to power up your running with the best ways to train, race, recover, avoid injuries, and stay motivated. You’ll tap into the powerful habits and mind-sets formed over 1,000 marathons, hundreds of major race wins, 40 Olympic Games, and dozens of American and world records.

Run Strong, Stay Hungry explores 9 ways any runner can enjoy a lifelong, healthy running career as well as boost enjoyment of running and improve race performance. These keys will not only keep you on your feet, but they will also open up new opportunities and challenges that will keep you engaged with the sport, whether you’re winning races or finishing in the middle of the pack, cranking out 100-mile weeks or squeezing miles into your busy schedule. Beverly busts myths that have held masters runners back and gives direction to help both beginning runners and those who have run for decades.

Get a 20-year head start on obstacle-proofing your racing—or reboot your running career—with this insightful new guide for anyone who loves to run.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715694
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Beverly is a journalist, runner, photographer, and running coach.The former editor in chief ofRunning Timesand shoe editor forRunner’s WorldandRunning Times, Beverly draws on decades of experience in the sport and the industry. As editor, he wrote 150 columns, more than 35 feature stories and numerous training articles, athlete profiles, race reports, and shoe and gear reviews. His recent work has appeared in Competitor, Runner’s World, Outside, V02Run,, and Running Insight. In 2006, Beverly received the Journalistic Excellence Award from the Road Runners Club of America. Learn more at

Table of Contents


1 Why They Stop


Part One: Physiological Principles

2 Consistency: Making running a habit

3 Variety: Mixing things up

4 Training by Feel: Letting go of the watch and schedule

Part Two: Psychological Principles

5 Humility and Hunger: The promise of humble beginnings

6 Adaptability, Part 1: Setting goals

7 Adaptability, Part 2: Flexing with the times

8 Students of the Sport: Knowledge that directs and excites

9 Staying Connected: Nurturing the ties that bind and motivate

10 Hope: The power of optimism

11 Love: It makes the world go ’round

Afterword: Why be a lifetime competitor

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