Barrios, Dagny Scott

Runner's World Complete Guide to Trail Running Trail Running is one of the fastest growing segments in the sport of running. And it's easy to understand why: "To run on the road is a staccato one-two, one-two. Insistent. Hurried. Relentless. Once you reach the trail, footfalls become muffled, silent even, and instead you hear your breath. On the trail, the rhythm comes from a deeper place inside you--your lungs, your heart, and your head--as...

Waitz, Grete

What runner doesn't hope to compete in, and complete, a marathon? This 16-week program developed by nine-time New York City Marathon winner Grete Waitz—and used by her to train both amateurs and professionals for the biggest races—can make that dream come true. Written in an efficient and useful style, and featuring more than 50 photos, it discusses base fitness, stretching, proper posture, and staying healthy through it all, as well as...

Remy, Mark, Runner's World Magazine Editors

Every sport has rules. Running is no exception. If you're curious, just visit the Web site of USA Track...

Bridson, Karen

This book shows how women can change their lives with running. Running can help to combat stress, depression, PMS, menopausal symptoms and more. The book contains chapters on everything from what to wear, what to eat, stretching and yoga, handling injuries, safety, running and pregnancy and many other topics. Woven throughout is the physical, mental, and emotional therapy that the sport can bring -- the joy of running.

Miller, Thomas S.

Serious athletes in most other sports study and improve their sport-specific skills, but runners can rarely find the tools to help them hone technique. And yet, imagine the impact of improving your stride efficiency even a fraction of a percent per stride. Multiplied by the number of steps you take during a run or race, even the smallest improvement could have a huge impact on your overall performance. Programmed to Run is the only book on...

Karnazes, Dean

In his follow-up to the best-selling Ultramarathon Man - which Sports Illustrated called "fascinating" and the New York Times said was "full of euphoric highs" - world-renowned ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail. Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, across some of the most exotic and inhospitable places on earth, including the Australian outback, Antarctica, and the...

Dais, Dawn

Dawn Dais hated running. And it didn't like her much, either. Her fitness routine consisted of avoiding the stairs in her own house, because who really has the energy to climb stairs? It was with this exercise philosophy firmly in place that she set off to complete a marathon. The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women is a fun training manual for women who don't believe that running is their biological destiny but who dream of crossing the...

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,...