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

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Amby Burfoot
Rodale Books, May 7, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 312 pages
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Now revised, with full-color illustrations throughout-the classic, comprehensive guide to running, from the magazine that is recognized as the world's leading authority

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 more than 30 years, Runner's World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the most reliable and authoritative source of running knowledge. And for the past 7 years, Runner's World Complete Book of Running has been the classic book of choice for runners looking to run better, longer, and faster.

Inside, all the secrets of running are laid bare. Need to know the best ways to start a running program? You'll find it. Looking for tips on buying and preserving your running shoes? It's in there. From a complete look at running injuries to the benefits of sports drinks vs. water to the best way to increase your endurance and train for a marathon, look no further than Runner's World Complete Book of Running. Contents include:

- A sure-fire plan for beginners to get "hooked" on running
- 15 surprising foods to boost your running performance
- Tips for triathletes to maximize your training efficiency
- 11 rules to run a great marathon
- A woman's encyclopedia of running
- How to incorporate speedwork into your training
- How to think like a champion
- How to taper your eating, and your training, before a race

Whether you are a beginner or veteran runner, here is the advice--both timeless and cutting-edge--guaranteed to maximize your performance and your running pleasure.

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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

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Amby Burfoot is Executive Editor of Runner's World and winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon.

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