Runner's World Complete Book of Running

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-12-22
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
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Whether the reader is a beginner or veteran runner, this classic offers the advice--both timeless and cutting-edge--guaranteed to maximize performance and running pleasure.

Author Biography

AMBY BURFOOT is Executive Editor of Runner’s World and author of several books on running. Winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon and a member of the Road Runners Club of America Hall of Fame, he is also the recipient of several journalism awards.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vi
Beginning Running
Get Started on the Right Footp. 3
Oprah Did It, So Can Youp. 11
Buy the Right Shoes for Youp. 15
Start Right Herep. 25
Running and Nutrition
Eat the Right Foods at the Right Timep. 31
New Nutrition Truths for Menp. 37
Try the Vegetarian Alternativep. 41
15 Superfoods for Runnersp. 47
Injury Prevention
Prevent Five Common Injuriesp. 53
Train Right to Beat Running Injuriesp. 63
Self-Treatments That Workp. 69
You Can Run, But You Can't Hide from the Heatp. 79
Women's Running
Run Smart and Informed to Save Your Lifep. 87
38 Ways to Improve Your Runningp. 93
The Answers You Need to Knowp. 101
Building Strength, Endurance, and Speed
25 Best Training Tipsp. 111
The Need for Speedp. 119
The FIRST Way to Trainp. 125
Beat 10 Common Running Roadblocksp. 131
The Mental Side of Running
Train Your Brain for Better Performancep. 139
Yes, You Canp. 147
89 Great Motivational Tricksp. 155
Reach All Your Goalsp. 163
Train Better by Running Lessp. 173
Treadmills to the Rescuep. 179
Training the Whole Bodyp. 185
Get Great Abs Nowp. 191
Abs-olutely the Best Core Exercises for Runnersp. 197
Weight Loss for Runners
Your Personalized Diet Programp. 205
The Ultimate Runner's Weight-Loss Planp. 219
Eat Smarter, Lose Weight, Run Strongerp. 229
The Half-Marathon
Build Both Your Speed and Your Endurancep. 241
Take the Half-Marathon Challengep. 249
Lessons Learned for Half-Marathon Wisdomp. 259
The Marathon
11 Rules for Marathon Successp. 267
Incredible but True: Yasso 800sp. 279
The Perfect Marathon Taperp. 283
The Thinking Runner's Marathon Planp. 291
Will the Marathon Kill You?p. 299
Indexp. 308
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