Running for the Average Joe

Running for the Average Joe

by Bill Watts

Paperback(3rd ed.)

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From 5k's to marathons, "Running for the Average Joe" is a motivational book for runners of any skill level. This book is about lifestyle change through proper exercise, training and nutrition. Foreword by Marshall Ulrich, ultimate endurance athlete. Complete with 5k to marathon training plans. Full color, 8.5" x 11"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998726199
Publisher: WattsRunning
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 971,190
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Bill Watts is an avid outdoor enthusiast and experienced, but self-proclaimed "average" runner.

Born in a small town in northwest Nebraska, he was involved in high school sports. He played football, baseball, and was on the wrestling and track teams but admits he absolutely hated running at that time. 25 years later, he entered his first 10k race and has since entered over 300 races, from 5k street races all the way up to 50k trail races. He's raced in over 100 marathons and ultra-marathons in the past 18 years and estimates that he's logged about 70,000 miles in that time.

More recently (2017), he ran the entire 500 mile Colorado Trail, with 92,000' of vertical climbing in just 13 days - unsupported, carrying all supplies in his backpack. Watch for his upcoming book in 2018, featuring his experiences on the trail.

Watts works in the Information Technology business as a Systems Engineer and resides in Colorado.

Table of Contents


1 - Getting Started

2 - History of Running

3 - What is Running?

4 - Running Legends

5 - Running Psychology

6 - Running Physiology

7 - Dealing with Injuries

8 - Benefits of Running

9 - Women's Running

10 - Nutrition

11 - Equipment and Safety

12 - Strength and Conditioning

13 - Training Basics

14 - Cross-Training

15 - Setting Goals

16 - Training Plans

17 - Running Your Race

18 - Extending Your Goals

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