Running Well

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Human Kinetics, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 184 pages

Nothing beats the pleasure of running. Unfortunately, many runners are slowed down by injuries that could be avoided through changes in training or technique.

That's where Running Well comes in. Based on the latest scientific principles, this accessible guide shows you these techniques:

-How to minimize the risk of injury and stay healthy

-The differences between training and straining

-How to strengthen and maintain the primary running muscles

-Ways of assessing and improving technique

-How to recognize injuries early on and avoid more serious setbacks

And if you do get injured, Running Well will return you to action quickly. Sections devoted to each bodily region detail common symptoms and causes of discomfort. You'll learn how to treat the injury, know when to seek help and know how to prevent the problem from reoccurring.

From avoiding overtraining to increasing flexibility, Running Well has everything you need to keep you running all year round so that you sprint--not limp--to the all-important finish line.


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This is a book has three sections: How to run, Smarter training and Damage limitation. The first section covers: running form, warming up, cooling down, stretching and feet/shoes. The second section ... Read full review


Gearing up and winding down
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Smart sessions
Inner strength
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Sam Murphy is one of the United Kingdom's leading fitness and health experts, contributing to Health and Fitness, Healthy Living, and Financial Times. She is the author of five books, including Run for Life, which has been published in 10 languages.

Murphy is a training consultant to the London Marathon, Nike, and Adidas. She is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences on fitness and health. With over 17 years of experience as a runner, Murphy has raced distances from 3,000 meters to 100 miles and is a 14-time marathon runner.

Murphy lives in Clapton, London, and enjoys running, walking, and camping.

Sarah Connors is a physiotherapist who specializes in running injuries. She is the physiotherapist for the British athletics team. Connors has worked with British athletes since 1993 and attended two Olympic Games. She has been a competitive runner since the age of 11.

Connors is married with three children and enjoys running, skiing, and spending time with her kids.

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