Runner's World Complete Book of Running: Everything You Need to Run for Weight Loss, Fitness, and Competition

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Rodale, Dec 22, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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The sport of running is ever changing, be it the shoes we wear or the goals we set, the training methods we use or the role models we emulate. But there is one constant: For 40 years, Runner's World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the leading authority on running. Now the collective wisdom of the most savvy running writers, coaches, and editors can be found in the Runner's World Complete Book of Running. Whether you are a beginner or veteran runner, here is advice--both timeless and cutting-edge--guaranteed to maximize your performance and enjoyment. Inside you'll find in-depth coverage of training and racing including:

  • A surefire plan to get beginners hooked on running
  • 15 surprising foods to boost your running performance
  • A proven plan to increase speed by training less
  • Tips from triathletes to maximize your training efficiency
  • A woman's encyclopedia of running
  • The big five running injuries and how to prevent them
  • An innovative running plan for weight-loss
  • Cross-training exercises that strengthen your core
  • How to train for your first half-marathon
  • Mental training tips for running a smart marathon

Packed with valuable advice from running's top experts on everything from building strength, speed, and endurance to nutrition and injury prevention, the Runner's World Complete Book of Running is the book you'll turn to again and again to answer all of your running questions.


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Runner's world complete book of running: everything you need to know to run for fun, fitness, and competition

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With all the books on running available, deciding which one to buy is not easy. Look no further; the subtitle says it all. Runner's World magazine's executive editor Burfoot had two objectives when ... Read full review

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Great BookLots of wonderful running information. I would recommend it to runners of all levels. Read full review


Beginning Running
Injury Prevention
Womens Running
Building Strength Endurance
The Mental Side of Running

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About the author (2009)

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.

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