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Armstrong, Kristin

In Mile Markers , Runner' s World contributing editor Kristin Armstrong captures the ineffable and timeless beauty of running, the importance of nurturing relationships with those we love, and the significance of reflecting on our experiences. This collection considers the most important reasons women run, celebrating the inspiring passion runners have for their sport and illustrating how running fosters a vitally powerful community. With...

Bingham, John

"You don't have to run fast to be a real runner!" John Bingham, "the patron saint of the back of the pack," commands "The Penguin Brigade" - those thousands of dedicated runners who have learned that the greatest joy in their sport comes not from how fast they go or how thin they become, but from simply having the courage to take the first step. Now Bingham shares the wisdom that took him from couch potato to columnist for Runner's World...

Fink, Don

The ideal resource for forty-plus athletes who seek faster times and fewer injuries   More than half a million Americans, and millions more worldwide, attempt a marathon every year. Around half are forty years old or older-athletes whose passion increasingly turns to frustration as they mature: slower finishing times and more injuries. And yet, until now, there has been no book specifically for this audience. In Mastering the Marathon,...

Bingham, John, Hadfield, Jenny

Once considered a feat for superhuman athletes, the marathon is now within every mortal's grasp. Former couch potato John Bingham has joined forces with coach Jenny Hadfield to create a winning plan that works for every mortal - even you. In Marathoning for Mortals , you'll find the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to finish one mile after another. John and Jenny stick with you every step of the way, from your...

Caron, Marnie, Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia Staff, Taunton, Jack (Foreword by)

Building on the success of the popular Beginning Runner's Handbook , Marathon and Half Marathonshows you how to get motivated and set realistic goals, choose the proper shoes, eat right, build strength and endurance, and avoid sore muscles and injury. It also includes tips from elite runners on such subjects as motivation, consistency, log books, and running partners. Finally, the book describes strategies for how to change from a sedentary...

Cooper, Chris

You are a runner. You know how hard it is to make time to run. So you go out at 5:30 a.m. . . . in the rain. You remember every strain, sprain, ache, and pain you've ever felt. You ran through it then. You'll run through it now. You have great runs. You have not-so-great runs. You run fast. You run slow. You race for a personal best. You race just for fun. This is your time. This is your run. This is your book. LONG MAY YOU RUN all. things....

Daniels, Jack

Get in the best shape of your running career with the scientifically based training in Daniels' Running Formula . In the book that Runner's World magazine called "the best training book," premier running coach Jack Daniels provides you with his proven VDOT formula to guide you through training at exactly the right intensity to become a faster, stronger runner. Choose from the red, white, blue, and gold programs to get into shape, target a...

Allen, Mark (Foreword by), Maffetone, Philip

Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-countryskier, or other athlete seeking greater endurance? The BigBook of Endurance Training and Racing teaches athletes how to stayhealthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free formany productive years. Dr. Philip Maffetone's approach to enduranceoffers a truly "individualized" outlook and unique system thatemphasizes building a strong aerobic base for increased fat...

Sports Medicine Council British Columbia Staff

Newly revised and expanded, this best-seller safely guides beginning runners from shoe selection to their first 10K. More than 20 million North Americans run recreationally -- an astonishing figure that shows just how popular running is as a method of improving fitness. Into this growing market comes a revised Beginning Runner's Handbook . Whereas most running books are directed at the more advanced runner, this tightly written, absolutely...